Dante J. Pieramici

Dr. Dante J. Pieramici

Dr. Dante J. Pieramici graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he also completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Hopkins. He received his vitreoretinal fellowship training at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia before joining the Yale University Eye Center faculty. Dr. Pieramici also worked at the Wilmer Eye Institute as the Assistant Chief of Service and Director of Ocular Trauma. Currently, Dr. Pieramici is the Director of the California Retina Research Foundation, and a partner of the California Retina Consultants; he also serves on the leadership board of the Retina Consultants of America.

Dr. Pieramici has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, 16 book chapters, and has edited three books on retinal diseases. He lectures nationally and internationally on retinal diseases and ocular trauma, and has served as section editor for the Retina Times for many years.

Dr. Pieramici has been a principal, sub, and reading center investigator on hundreds of NIH, investigator-initiated, and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. He has served on the steering and advisory committees for a numerous multicenter phase-3 clinical trials. Dr. Pieramici’s contributions to the development of new surgical techniques includes macular translocation, 25-gauge vitrectomy surgery, the Port Delivery System, and retinal disease applications of gene therapy.

Dr. Pieramici received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award and Senior Honor Award bestowed by the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Pan-American Ophthalmologic Society, and the American Society of Ocular Trauma where he served as Vice President. Dr. Pieramici’s board service includes more than 15 years as a Trustee of S.E.E. (Surgical Eye Expeditions) International, where he regularly trains ophthalmologists from underserved countries, including Haiti, Honduras, India, and Vietnam.  He also serves as board member and former president of the Santa Barbara County Medical Society.