Dean Eliott, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Stelios Evangelos Gragoudas Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology
Co-Director, Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence

Massachusetts Eye and Ear  

Associate Director, Retina Service
Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship
Senior Scientist

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Eliott is an accomplished and nationally renowned vitreoretinal surgeon. He is active in clinical trials for retinal disease, with a strong interest in translational research on diabetic retinopathy, AMD, non-diabetic retinal vascular disease, and proliferative vitreoretinopathy. His recent work includes studies to improve diagnosis and outcomes in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and complex vitreoretinal surgical conditions, such as diabetic retinal detachment, trauma, endophthalmitis, and recurrent retinal detachment due to proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Select Publications

For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Retinal detachment after open globe injury. Stryjewski TP, Andreoli CM, Eliott D. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jan;121(1):327-333.

Fellow eye vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in an inner city population. Hwang JC, Sharma AG, Eliott D. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;97(3):297-301.

Angiofibrotic response to VEGF inhibition in diabetic retinal detachment: report no. 1. Sohn EH, He S, Kim LA, Salehi-had H, Javaheri M, Spee C, Dustin L, Hinton DR, Eliott D. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep;130(9):1127-34.

Interim results from the international trial of Second Sight’s visual prosthesis. Humayun MS, Dorn JD, da Cruz L, Dagnelie G, Sahel JA, Stanga PE, Cideciyan AV, Duncan JL, Eliott D, Filley E, Ho AC, Santos A, Safran AB, Arditi A, Del Priore LV, Greenberg RJ; Argus II Study Group. Ophthalmology. 2012 Apr;119(4):779-788.

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for diabetic macular edema: a 3-year multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Pearson PA, Comstock TL, Ip M, Callanan D, Morse LS, Ashton P, Levy B, Mann ES, Eliott D. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug;118(8):1580-1587.  

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Biosketch

Education

1984: BS, magna cum laude, Zoology, Duke University

1988: MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

1989: Internship, Internal Medicine, Cornell University Medical Center: New York Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery

1992: Residency, Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital

1993: Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Duke University Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center

1994: Chief Residency/Clinical Associate, Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University Eye Center

Academic Appointments

2012-present: Stelios Evangelos Gragoudas Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2010-2012: Lecturer on Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2007-2010: Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

2006-2007: Visiting Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

2000-2006: Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Kresge Eye Institute

1994-2000: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Kresge Eye Institute