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Charles Wykoff

Charles Wykoff, MD, PhD

Director of Research / Deputy Chair of Ophthalmology

Retina Consultants of Houston / Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital


Charles C. Wykoff MD PhD, is Director of Research at Retina Consultants of Houston and elected Deputy Chair of Ophthalmology for the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT, received his PhD from Oxford University in England while on a Marshall Scholarship, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. As a medical student he co-authored the book Fighting Global Blindness. He completed ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he served as Chief Resident/Co-Director of Ocular Trauma and was awarded a Heed Fellowship and the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award. Dr. Wykoff is passionate about translational research and clinical trial design, and has published over 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His research interests pertain to angiogenesis and retinal vascular diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and venous occlusive diseases, as well as vitreoretinal surgical topics such as retinal detachment and macular surgery. Dr. Wykoff has been awarded the AAO Secretariat and Achievement Awards as well as the ASRS Honor and Senior Honor Awards. He was a founding member of the Ophthalmology Retina Editorial Board and is involved with multiple scholarly societies including the Macula Society, the Retina Society and the Vit-Buckle Society. He is actively involved in entrepreneurial activities and serves on multiple scientific advisory boards for companies spanning the innovative process from early to late stage development. His guiding philosophy is to build and strengthen innovative, ethical teams focused on developing new approaches to improving outcomes for blinding diseases.


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