Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

olachimezu@pediatrics.wisc.edu

608-265-0853

H4/415 CSC
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD

Education
Doctor of Optometry (O.D), Abia State University School of Optometry, 1998
Doctor of Medicine (M.D), Ross University School of Medicine, 2003
Pediatrics Residency, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, 2006
Neonatology Fellowship: University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Illinois, Chicago

Clinical Interests
Dr. Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi is a neonatologist as well as a licensed optometrist. Her clinical interests include retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), chronic lung disease, and nutrition in premature infants. She is also actively involved in international global health activities.

Research Interests
Dr. Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi’s research area of focus is Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), a potentially blinding eye disease of multi-factorial etiology affecting premature infants, characterized by abnormal retinal vascular development. Her research studies led to the novel use of in-vivo phosphorescence lifetime imaging to measure retinal vascular oxygen tension and fluorescein angiography (FA) to depict retinal vascular abnormalities in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). Dr. Mezu-Ndubuisi’s lab will be expanding the use of live non-invasive optical imaging techniques to study retinal development in neonatal mice, as well as investigating the role of oxidative stress on developing tissues.

Publications
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