Dr. Sharon Solomon's treatment approach is simple: educate her patients on health conditions that cause eye disease as well as provide the armamentarium of therapies available. In this series, Saving Sight, Preventing Vision Loss in Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema. discover how she's improving patient outcomes.
Sharon D. Solomon is the Katharine M. Graham Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Solomon received her A.B. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University before completing medical training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her medical internship at Stanford University and returned to UCSF for her residency in ophthalmology. She received her fellowship training in medical and surgical treatment of the retina from the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, where she now maintains a large practice.
Dr. Solomon’s primary research focus is on age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She has served as principal investigator at Wilmer on a number of NIH-sponsored clinical trials through the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCRnet) and as a previous co-investigator for the Wilmer Photograph Reading Center. She is a recipient of the American Retina Foundation Prudler Research Grant through the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Solomon has numerous publications through her clinical trials involvement.
Dr. Solomon is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Society of Heed Fellows, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, and the Macula Society. She chairs the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina/Vitreous Knowledge Base Panel and is also a member of the Retina Annual Meeting Program Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Solomon has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as a Special Recognition Award for outstanding and valuable contributions to Academy programs and services.
In addition to being a recipient of the American Retina Foundation Prudler Research Grant, she's also been awarded for her contributions to AAO.