Joel SchumanDepartment of Ophthalmology , UPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA F1000 Section Head (since 06 April 2011)
Eye & Ear Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Director of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Eye Center
Professor of Bioengineering, Glaucoma Service, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr Schuman is a native of Roslyn, NY; he graduated Columbia University (AB, 1980) and Mt Sinai School of Medicine (MD, 1984). Following internship at New Yorks Beth Israel Medical Center (1985), he completed residency training at Medical College of Virginia (1988) and glaucoma fellowship at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (clinical 1989, research 1990), where he was a Heed fellow. After just over a year on the Harvard faculty, he moved to Tufts Medical Center to co-found New England Eye Center in 1991, where he was Residency Director and Chief, Glaucoma and Cataract Service. In 1998 he became Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chair in 2001.
Dr Schuman is a founding member of the ARVO Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging cross-sectional group, serves on the program committee since and co-chaired the MOI program committee 2007-2009. He is also a founder and chair of ARVO/isie (The International Society for Imaging in the Eye, inaugurated 2002). Dr Schuman was co-chair of the International Glaucoma Symposium 1998-2007, the worlds largest meeting devoted to glaucoma, which merged with the World Glaucoma Congress in 2007, for which he is Program co-Chair 2007-2011. With the exception of a three year hiatus, he has chaired the Hawaiian Eye meeting glaucoma section since 1993.
Dr Schumans research interests include imaging of the eye, laser-tissue interactions, aqueous outflow, and clinical pharmacology. He holds two patents, one relating to optical imaging and the other to a method of glaucoma surgery.
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