Robert N. Weinreb, M.D.
Robert N. Weinreb, M.D. is the Chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego as well as Director of the Shiley Eye Institute and the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center. He also holds the Morris Gleich MD Chair of Glaucoma and also is appointed as Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Weinreb is a clinician, a surgeon and a scientist. He oversees all clinical activities at the Shiley Eye Institute and within the Department of Ophthalmology. As the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, a state of the art laboratory and clinical research facilities for glaucoma, Dr. Weinreb also oversees a world-renowned team of scientists and staff dedicated to glaucoma. Patients from throughout the world seek his medical and surgical expertise. [+]
Dr. Weinreb’s clinical and research interests are diverse and range from the front of the eye to the back of the eye. They include glaucoma surgery, optic neuropathy and aging of the eye, imaging of the optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer, mechanisms of optic nerve damage in glaucoma, neuroprotection of glaucoma, and cataract surgery.
Dr. Weinreb has served as President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2002-2003), President of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) (2004-2006), President of the American Glaucoma Society (2007-2009), President of the American Glaucoma Society Foundation (2012-2014), and President of the Pan American Glaucoma Society (2013-2015).
Dr. Weinreb is the recipient of numerous awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Award in recognition of leadership and contributions in ophthalmology (1997), the Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientist Award (2003), Founder’s Award of the World Glaucoma Association (2009) and Life Achievement Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2010). He has been cited in every edition of Woodward/White, The Best Doctors in America and is an elected member of the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Weinreb also is the recipient of the Ridley Medal of St. Thomas’ Hospital, London (2006), the Moecyr E. Alvaro Medal of Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009), the Watson Medal of the University of Cambridge, England (2010), the Innovators Award of the American Glaucoma Society (2013), APGS International Award of the Asian Pacific Glaucoma Society and the Gold Medal of the Chinese Academy of Ophthalmology (2016). He is an Honorary Member of the Societe Francaise D’Ophtalmologie and a Life Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2017).
Dr. Weinreb serves on numerous Editorial Boards including Journal of Glaucoma (Co-Editor), International Glaucoma Review (Chief Editor) and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He has trained more than 150 post-doctoral Fellows in Glaucoma, including numerous Chairs and many others who hold distinguished academic positions in the United States and throughout the world. His h-impact factor in January 2019 is 118.