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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Todd P. Margolis, MD, PhD

Current Position
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor and Chairman,
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Specialty Areas
Infectious and Inflammatory Eye Disease
Corneal Disease
Uveitis
Ophthalmology

Patients Seen At
Eye Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 12th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-3937
Fax:   (314) 362-3725
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Campus Box 8096, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
External disease, uveitis, herpes viruses, latency, herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, AIDS, molecular diagnostics, cornea, telemedicine

Areas of Research Interest
Herpes simplex infection, varicella zoster infectionm, ocular pain, molecular diagnostics, cost effective care via telemedicine

Board Certification
Ophthalmology -- Certified

Medical Education
Bachelor of Science: Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1977
PhD: University of California, San Francisco, 1983
Medical Degree: University of California, San Francisco, 1984
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, 1988
Fellowship: Corneal/External Disease, University of California, San Francisco, 1989
Fellowship: Corneal/External Diseases, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Heed Award for outstanding discovery and leadership in Ophthalmology, 2012
American Graphics Design Award – Annual Report Cover, 2011
America’s Top Ophthalmologists®, 2009, 2011
ARVO Fellow Gold (FARVO), 2009
President, ARVO, 2008-2009
Best Doctors in America®, 2005-2012
Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award, 2005
NIH National Advisory Eye Council, 2004-2008
AAO Achievement Award, 2004
ARVO Trustee (Immunology and Microbiology), 2004-2009
AOA (faculty inductee), 1996
Research to Prevent Blindness Lew Wasserman Merit Award, 1996
Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, 1991-1995
Jules Stein Vision Research Award, 1991
NIH Individual National Research Service Award, 1989-1991
Heed/Knapp Fellow, 1988-1989
Proctor Foundation Fellow, 1988-1989
Heed Foundation Fellow, 1988-1989
Michael J. Hogan Award, 1988
Michael J. Hogan Award, 1987
Graduate Students Association Research Finalist, UCSF Proctor Foundation, 1978
Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California San Francisco, 1978-1984
Summer Research Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 1978
Regents Scholar in Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1977
Honors and Distinction in Biology, Stanford University, 1977

Selected or Recent Journal Articles

Yen M, Ausayakhun S, Chen J, Ausayakhun S, Jirawison C, Heiden D, Holland GN, Margolis TP, Keenan JD. Telemedicine Diagnosis of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis by Nonophthalmologists. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun 19.

Culican SM, Rupp JD, Margolis TP. Retaining clinician-scientists: nature versus nurture. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 27;55(5):3219-22.

Maamari RN, Keenan JD, Fletcher DA, Margolis TP. A mobile phone-based retinal camera for portable wide field imaging. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr;98(4):438-41.

Greene JB, Jeng BH, Fintelmann RE, Margolis TP. Oral azithromycin for the treatment of meibomitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;132(1):121-2.

Estopinal CB, Ausayakhun S, Ausayakhun S, Jirawison C, Joy Bhosai S, Margolis TP, Keenan JD. Access to ophthalmologic care in Thailand: a regional analysis. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2013 Oct;20(5):267-73.

Kempen JH, Sugar EA, Jaffe GJ, Acharya NR, Dunn JP, Elner SG, Lightman SL, Thorne JE, Vitale AT, Altaweel MM; Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group. Fluorescein angiography versus optical coherence tomography for diagnosis of uveitic macular edema. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep;120(9):1852-9.

Friedman DS, Holbrook JT, Ansari H, Alexander J, Burke A, Reed SB, Katz J, Thorne JE, Lightman SL, Kempen JH; MUST Research Group. Risk of elevated intraocular pressure and glaucoma in patients with uveitis: results of the multicenter uveitis steroid treatment trial. Ophthalmology. 2013 Aug;120(8):1571-9.

Bertke AS, Ma A, Margolis MS, Margolis TP. Different mechanisms regulate productive herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2 infections in adult trigeminal neurons. J Virol. 2013 Jun;87(11):6512-6.

Heiden D, Margolis TP, Lowinger A, Saranchuk P. Eye exam with indirect ophthalmoscopy for diagnosis of disseminated tuberculosis in patients with HIV/AIDS. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 May;97(5):668-9.

Bertke AS, Apakupakul K, Ma A, Imai Y, Gussow AM, Wang K, Cohen JI, Bloom DC, Margolis TP. LAT region factors mediating differential neuronal tropism of HSV-1 and HSV-2 do not act in trans. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e53281.

Fintelmann RE, Vastine DW, Bloomer MM, Margolis TP. Thygeson superficial punctate keratitis and scarring. Cornea. 2012 Dec;31(12):1446-8.

Gonzales JA, Levison AL, Stewart JM, Acharya NR, Margolis TP. Retinal necrosis following varicella-zoster vaccination. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct;130(10):1355-6.

Smits SL, Manandhar A, van Loenen FB, van Leeuwen M, Baarsma GS, Dorrestijn N, Osterhaus AD, Margolis TP, Verjans GM. High prevalence of anelloviruses in vitreous fluid of children with seasonal hyperacute panuveitis. J Infect Dis. 2012 Jun 15;205(12):1877-84.

Chen J, Ausayakhun S, Tangmonkongvoragul C, Ausayakhun S, Jirawison C, Margolis TP, Keenan JD. Incidence of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus following negative initial screening examination results. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Apr;130(4):527-9.

Sen HN, Drye LT, Goldstein DA, Larson TA, Merrill PT, Pavan PR, Sheppard JD, Burke A, Srivastava SK, Jabs DA; Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group. Hypotony in patients with uveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2012 Apr;20(2):104-12.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Todd P. Margolis.


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