Naoshi Kondo, M.D. and Ph.D. degree holder, is the Chief of Kondo Ophthalmology Clinic/Incorporated Medical Institution Ryokuwakai, Akashi, Japan. Kondo's primary research interest is currently directed toward understanding the genetic and molecular basis of age-related macular degeneration and central serous chorioretinopathy. His clinical expertise is in the management of various macular and vitreoretinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, central serous chorioretinopathy, hereditary retinal diseases, retinal vascular diseases, retinal detachment, and inflammatory diseases. He obtained his medical degree from Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan, in 2001, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan, in 2002. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Ophthalmology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in 2008. He received his Ph.D. degree from Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in 2009 and subsequently pursued postdoctoral research on the molecular biology of age-related macular degeneration at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University (2009-2010), Baltimore, MD, USA. After completing his research at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, USA, he returned to Kobe University as an Assistant Professor. In 2013, he assumed the position of the Chief of Kondo Ophthalmology Clinic.
Biography Updated on 20 December 2013