Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD)
Chair - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD)
Patient Care Setting - Ophthalmology
David A. DiLoreto, Jr. M.D., Ph.D., is Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Director of the Flaum Eye Institute. He is a retina specialist practicing surgical and medical retina and has a keen interest in clinical research, including stem cell transplantation with our ARIA team to restore vision.
He earned his degree in medicine and doctorate in neuroanatomy from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry as part of the M.D. / Ph.D. program. From there he went on to complete his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Eye Institute.
Following residency training, he completed his medical and surgical retina fellowship, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer Eye Institute, under the direction of Drs. Andrew Schachat and Julia Haller. He then returned to Rochester where he joined the ophthalmology faculty, rapidly developing a productive clinical practice and receiving a National Institutes’ for Health clinician-scientist training award.
During recent years, DiLoreto became increasingly involved in the administration of the Eye Institute while maintaining his clinical and surgical practice. This includes playing an integral role in developing a satellite strategy and working to enhance clinical productivity, efficiency and patient satisfaction. He was appointed Chair and Director in 2019.
Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology
- 1995 - PHD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry
- 1997 - MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry
Post-doctoral Training & Residency
- 07/13/2001 - 07/06/2003 - Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital
- 07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001 - Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Southern California