Thomas Dohlman, MD, Receives Career Development Award

January 9, 2023

Thomas DohlmanThomas Dohlman, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has been awarded the Research to Prevent Blindness 2022 Career Development Award. This award will provide $300,000 of support over four years for Dr. Dohlman's research to define the underlying mechanisms driving the increased rate of corneal transplant failure seen in children, and to identify therapeutic strategies for improving transplant outcomes in this population. 
A graduate of MIT and UMASS Medical School, Dr. Dohlman joined Mass Eye and Ear as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2011, investigating mechanisms of T-cell trafficking and effector function in corneal transplantation and corneal disease. After completing his ophthalmology residency training at Weill Cornell/New York Presbyterian Hospital, he returned to Mass Eye and Ear for a two-year combined Clinical and Research Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease in 2018. As a fellow Dr. Dohlman was the recipient of multiple awards, including a Heed Fellowship, Alcon Research Scholar Award and Shire Scholar Award, and served as Co-Chief Fellow during the 2019-2020 academic year. After completing his fellowship in 2020, he joined the Mass Eye and Ear Cornea Service as a clinician scientist and has since been recognized with the Alcon Young Investigator Award and an NIH/NEI K08 Career Development Award. Dr. Dohlman also serves as Medical Director of the Boston Keratoprosthesis Program.

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