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Dean M. Cestari, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director of Ophthalmology Fellowship Training
Assistant Scientist
Associate Surgeon

 

Center Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Cestari focuses on the evaluation and treatment of patients with neuro-ophthalmic disease. He is particularly involved with the medical and surgical treatment of patients with adult strabismus and diplopia. He is also developing an animal model for ischemic optic neuropathy and central retinal artery occlusion, after which he will evaluate the safety and efficacy of various navel neuro-protective agents to preserve and restore vision affected by vascular occlusion.

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see his CV.

The genetics of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy--prototype of an inherited optic neuropathy with mitochondrial dysfunction. Eichhorn-Mulligan K, Cestari DM. Semin Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 23(1): 27-37.

Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 40-2008. A 26-year-old man with blurred vision. Cestari DM, Metson RB, Cunnane ME, Faquin WC. N Engl J Med. 2008 Dec 25; 359(26): 2825-33.

Recurrent isolated sixth nerve palsy after consecutive annual influenza vaccinations in a child. Leiderman YI, Lessell S, Cestari DM. J AAPOS. 2009 Jun; 13(3): 317-8. 

Subtleties in the histopathology of giant cell arteritis. Stacy RC, Rizzo JF, Cestari DM. Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul-Sep; 26 (4-5): 342-8.

Learning strabismus surgery: A case-based approach. Cestari DM, Hunter DG. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 2013.

View a complete list of publications on pubmed.gov »

Education

1987-1992
B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Major: neuroscience Minor: psychology

1994-1992
D. Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Postgraduate Training

1998-1999
Intern, Dept. of Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

1999-2002
Resident in Neurology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

2002-2003
Fellow in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

2003-2006
Resident in Ophthalmology, New York Presbyterian/Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

2005-2006
Chief Resident in Ophthalmology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

Academic Appointments

2008
Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2006
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2002
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

2009
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2006
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

2003
American Academy of Ophthalmology

1999
American Academy of Neurology

Honors

1990
Dean’s Award, Colgate University

1991
Dean’s Award, Colgate University

1991
National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates

2003
Outstanding Teaching and Commitment to Education, Recognized by the Ophthalmology Residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

2006
Certificate of Recognition, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical College

2007
Normal Knight Leadership Development Award, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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