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October 2003

October 2003

Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(10):1514-1515. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.10.1514

Joan W. Miller, MD, retina specialist and director of the Angiogenesis Laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Cambridge, Mass, was promoted to professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr Miller is the first female physician to be named a full professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. She joined the full-time staff of the infirmary's retina service in 1991. She has served as joint chairman of the Joint Governance Committee of the Center for Clinical Research, department of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and as the first woman president of the medical staff of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr Miller's research interests are focused on ocular neovascularization, particularly as it relates to macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, including the role of growth factors, the development of antiangiogenic therapy, and photodynamic therapy.

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