Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS

Professor of Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute

Oregon Health and Science University

Professor Emeritus

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UW-Madison

Founding Director

McPherson Eye Research Institute

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MD 1962, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
MS 1997, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intern 1962-63, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Resident in Ophthalmology 1963-66, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Associate in Ophthalmology, Surgeon USPHS 1966-68, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Blindness, National Institutes of Health
NIH Special Fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology 1968-69, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology


Research Interests
Dr. Albert’s research focuses on ocular tumors, specifically melanoma and retinoblastoma. His work includes development of animal models and treatment for ARMD, and development of a rabbit model for dry eye. Dr. Albert's work with retinoblastoma utilizes transgenic mouse models of the tumor to investigate the molecular biology of the disease and to learn whether vitamin D analogs produce tumor regression in these animal models. He also studies melanoma in a transgenic mouse model. From 1985-2003, Dr. Albert worked with the National Eye Institute’s Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) and was the head of the COMS Pathology Center; he remains curator of the specimens collected during the study. His other interests include medical ethics and the history of medicine and ophthalmology.


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