Dimitra Skondra

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Director, J. Terry Ernest Ocular Imaging Center
Vitreoretinal Service
The University of Chicago

Dr Skondra is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at The University of Chicago and the Director of J. Terry Ernest Ocular Imaging Center with expertise on the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr Skondra is an active researcher. As a physician-scientist, she is dedicated to investigating methods to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies for retinal conditions with special focus on the role of microbiome in retinal disorders. Throughout her career, Dr. Skondra has received several prestigious awards for her translational research on diabetic retinopathy, ocular angiogenesis and age related macular degeneration, including the Retina Society Raymond Margherio Award, Harvard /Alcon Clinical Scholar Award, AUPO Research Award, ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician Scientist Award, Joslin/Tonseth Research Fellowship Award and the Knights Templar Award. She trained at Weill Cornell Medical College (residency) and Harvard Medical School (postdoctoral research fellowship and vitreoretinal surgical fellowship)