Diego Ponzin

The Veneto Eye Bank Foundationc/o Padiglione Rama, Italy


Diego Ponzin, MD is Medical Director and Corneal Consultant of the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation in Venice, Italy. His clinical fields of interest include the ocular surface and corneal diseases and infections, corneal transplantation, cornea biology, storage and selection for transplantation. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Padua, Italy and his post-doctoral diploma in Ophthalmology at the University of Udine, Italy. He has been: Research Associate at the Department of Immunology of the FIDIA Research Laboratories in Padua; Expert for eye banking of the Consulta Nazionale Trapianti, Rome; Fellow at the Ophthalmic Division, Hospital Umberto I, Venice, Italy; Visitor at: the Bristol Eye Bank, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol (UK), the Manchester Eye Bank, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester (UK), the Cornea Bank, The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute (The Netherlands). Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Padua, Italy. He received a Fellowship in Ophthalmology granted by the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation, Ophthalmic Division, Hospital Umberto I, Venice, Italy. He was Research Associate in Neuroimmunology, Dept. of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, U.S.A., and Research Associate in Immunology, Pathology Laboratory, ENEA C.R.E., Casaccia, Rome, Italy. During his career, he received several national awards and international recognitions. Besides his involvement as Referee for several peer review journals (British Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthamology, Cornea, Journal of the American Medical Association, Expert Review of Ophthalmology, Case Reports in Ophthalmology, Clinical Ophthalmology, Regenerative Medicine, Current Medical Literature – Ophthalmology, Cell and Tissue Banking, Plos One, Journal of Current Ophthalmology) he is (co)author of more than 80 full papers in peer-reviewed journals, 10 book chapters and 10 invited reviews.

Biography Updated on 24 May 2018

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