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Carl Regillo, MD, FACS

Director, Retina Service

Wills Eye Hospital

age-related macular degeneration, AMD, Retina, eye

Ophthalmology, ocular oncology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Retinal and vitreous diseases

Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA, is the President of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)  and the Founding Director/CEO of Ocular Oncology and Retina of Miami Florida (MOOR). After 21 years at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Murray is Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. 

Dr. Murray’s primary focus is in ocular oncology and retinal disease. He has been involved in the evaluation of novel treatment approaches for ocular melanoma, retinoblastoma, vascular tumors and has utilized basic and translational laboratory studies to enhance understanding of the molecular and pathogenetic mechanisms for tumor development. Dr. Murray’s interest in new evaluation and treatment technologies has been pivotal in the marked advancements in melanoma and retinoblastoma management in the United States and internationally.

A graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the combined BA/MD program, Dr. Murray completed his residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin. He graduated with a Masters in Business Administration with Health Care focus in 2005.

Dr. Murray has published over 300 peer reviewed articles and chapters in the field of vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology. He has been recognized with Honor and Senior Honor awards by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Retina Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), and the International Society of Ocular Oncologists (ISOO).

He is active on multiple editorial boards and as an active editor and peer reviewer for Lasers in Medicine, Retina, Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Retinal Physician and Retina Today.

Dr. Murray is recognized in Top Doctors in America, Top Doctors in Florida, and Top Cancer Doctors in America.

He is an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, Executive Committee member of the Retina Society, and a member of the Macula Society, Club Jules Gonin and a Fellow of ARVO and ABO.

Ophthalmology, Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Retinal and vitreous diseases

Carl Awh, MD (pronounced "Oh") is the President-Elect of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). Dr. Awh is an internationally recognized clinician, surgeon and educator. 

He completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Research at the Duke University Eye Center with Dr. Robert Machemer, the "father of modern vitreous surgery." Dr. Awh began his career as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University, where he was Director of the Retina Service at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and the founding co-director of the Johns Hopkins Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory. In 1994 he moved to Nashville to join Tennessee Retina (then Retina Vitreous Associates).

Dr. Awh’s special interests include macular surgery, macular degeneration, and the development of surgical devices and techniques. He is an active investigator in industry-sponsored and National Eye Institute-sponsored clinical trials, holds twelve U.S. patents for retinal surgical devices and treatments, and has designed dozens of instruments in widespread use by vitreoretinal surgeons. 

Dr. Awh has been named one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2007 and is the recipient of Honor Awards from both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. In 2004, he received the Senior Honor Award of the American Society of Retina Specialists. In 2015, he received the Senior Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and is the founding Director of the Retina Fellows' Forum, an annual national educational meeting for vitreoretinal specialists-in-training. Dr. Awh was inducted as an inaugural member of the Retina Hall of Fame in 2017.

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