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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Welcomes Dr. Dean Eliott as Associate Director of the Retina Service


Boston (Feb. 15, 2011) — The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary has welcomed Dean Eliott, M.D., as the Associate Director of the Retina Service, and a member of the full-time clinical and research faculty of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.   Dr. Eliott is an established and accomplished leader in vitreoretinal surgery. His research is dedicated toward developing novel approaches to combat retinal disease, particularly through clinical research in diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and complex vitreoretinal surgical disorders.  
Before joining Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Eliott was a Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Clinical Affairs and Director of Vitreoretinal Fellowship at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine’s Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles. A New York native, he attended Duke for his undergraduate degree, moving on to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  Dr. Eliott completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship at Duke University Eye Center, where he also served as chief resident and faculty.  Before going to Doheny, he spent 12 years as Retina faculty at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, where he served as Director of the Retina Service and as Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director.  Dean has been awarded membership in the honorary Alpha Omega Alpha society, a prestigious Heed fellowship, an American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, and the American Society of Retina Specialists’ Honor Award. He is also a recipient of several teaching awards.
 “Dr. Eliott will be an outstanding member of the clinical, research and education team here. His addition will help us continue our ongoing effort to develop, deliver and teach the best possible patient care,” said Joan W. Miller, M.D., Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
Founded in 1824, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School. For more information, call 617-523-7900 or visit