Dean M. Cestari, M.D.
|Director, Ophthalmology Fellowship Education|
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
|Office Hours:||Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm|
|Board Certification:||Psychiatry and Neurology, Ophthalmology|
|Medical School||Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine|
|Residency||Neurology, Ophthalmology, New York Presbyterian, Cornell University College of Medicine|
|Fellowship||Neuro-Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear|
|Teaching Affiliation||Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School|
Diseases of the optic nerve, pseudotumor cerebri, adult strabismus
Dr. Cestari is interested in developing an animal model for ischemic and traumatic optic neuropathy. His goal is to better understand factors that affect blood supply to the optic nerve in order to develop and test new treatments for ischemic, traumatic and compressive optic neuropathies. Dr. Cestari and his colleagues have been awarded a Harvard Medical School Catalyst Grant in support of their research.
Eichhorn-Mulligan K, Cestari DM. The genetics of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy--prototype of an inherited optic neuropathy with mitochondrial dysfunction. Semin Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 23(1): 27-37.
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