Charles C. Wykoff, M.D., PhD, FACS

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Dr. Charles C. Wykoff is Co-Director of the Greater Houston Retina Research Foundation and serves as the elected Deputy Chair of Ophthalmology for the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT, received his PhD from Oxford University in England while on a Marshall Scholarship, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. As a medical student he co-authored the book Fighting Global Blindness. Dr. Wykoff completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the top rated eye hospital in the country. While there he was awarded a Heed Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, which is the nation’s highest honor for a retina surgery fellow, and served as Chief Resident/Co-Director of Ocular Trauma.

Dr. Wykoff has extensive expertise in clinical trial design and coordination. His research interests pertain to angiogenesis and retinal vascular diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and venous occlusive diseases, as well as vitreoretinal surgical topics such as retinal detachment and macular surgery. Dr. Wykoff has published over 70 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters and presents regularly at national and international symposia. Dr. Wykoff was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2015 and is an elected member of The Retina Society and The Macula Society. He also serves as the Academic Program Director for the Vit-buckle Society Annual Meeting, and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and FACS.

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