Physician-Scientist Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, Joins Moran Eye Center

Feb 10, 2020 10:40 AM

Physician-Scientist Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, Joins Moran Eye Center

Retinal specialist Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, an internationally recognized expert on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has joined the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.

Schmitz-Valckenberg co-founded and directed the Grading of Digital Fundus Examination Reading Center at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he was the Department of Ophthalmology’s assistant medical director. An expert in high-resolution retinal and fundus autofluorescence imaging, he has used various imaging techniques to map the stages of decline in AMD. Researchers worldwide use this mapping to measure outcomes during interventional clinical trials.

AMD Treatment Project

At Moran, Schmitz-Valckenberg is launching an ophthalmic image reading center that will play a key role in the Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine’s drive to take a new therapy for a prevalent form of AMD into clinical trials.

Schmitz-Valckenberg holds a Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair at the University of Utah and is a prolific researcher with more than 165 publications and 120 peer-reviewed articles. His honors include being named by The Ophthalmologist to its Power List 2017: Top 50 Rising Stars.

Clinic Locations

Schmitz-Valckenberg’s practice includes clinical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina. He consults with patients at Moran’s Midvalley and Farmington locations.

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