Catherine Marando, MD

Catherine Marando, MD

Ophthalmology Resident, Class of 2021

Dr. Catherine Marando earned her BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. After college, she was awarded the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Research Fellowship to support her research at Imperial College London. During that time, she  studied the role of nitric oxide on conventional outflow facility. Dr. Marando went on to earn her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a Distinction in Research, and she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. During medical school, she was granted a Research Fellowship to study the utility of bottle characteristics for topical glaucoma therapy, glaucoma patient treatment preferences, the effects of iStent placement on Schlemm’s canal architecture via OCT, and the tolerability of a wireless contact lens sensor in African American patients at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute in Colorado. This work resulted in multiple publications, including a first-author publication in Ophthalmology. She later received a Senior Research Fellowship to perform novel microscopy work at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Her research evaluating the cornea and trabecular meshwork junction using multiphoton microscopy was selected as a top-five poster for the ARVO MIT Outstanding Poster Competition and resulted in a first-author publication in Cornea.

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