2020 - Appointment as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital
2019 - Leonhard Klein Award for the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery
2018 - Senator-Hermann-Wacker Award (German Ophthalmological Society)
2016 - Henning-Zügel Award for basic research in Ophthalmology
2015 - Appointment as Professor of Ophthalmology (Apl) at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
2012 - Fellow European Board of Ophthalmology, FEBOphth
2012 - MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, UK Medical Research Council
2010 - Career Development Award, Karin and Ewald Hochbaum Foundation
2008 - NIH Young Investigator Award, NEI & Foundation Fighting Blindness
2001-07 - Academic Scholarship, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
2001-04 - Visiting Scholar at Dept. of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania
2001 - Henry R. Viet Fellow, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
M. Dominik Fischer
MD DPhil FEBOphth
Senior Clinical Fellow
- Professor of Ophthalmology
- Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Professor Fischer is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in retinal diseases and their treatment.
He was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at the Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tübingen in 2015 and still holds an appointment as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Principal Investigator.
His academic work focuses on retinal gene therapy clinical trials and translational research in retinal physiology and disease (http://www.eye-tuebingen.de/fischerlab/). He leads the world's first post approval safety study for ocular gene therapy.
Professor Fischer has received more than 25 awards, among them the Leonhard Klein award for the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery and the Senator-Hermann-Wacker award for scientific contributions to the field of retinal and choroidal disease. He has given more than 100 invited lectures and is author of more than 70 peer reviewed articles.
He advises patient advocacy groups, biotech and pharmaceutical industry, has been expert advisor to the European Medicines Agency and acts as editor of several scientific journals.
Seitz IP. et al, (2015), Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol, 253, 2143 - 2150
Bellingrath J-S. and Fischer MD., (2015), Ophthalmologe, 112, 720 - 727
Balmer J. et al, (2015), Ophthalmologe, 112, 728 - 737
Fischer MD. et al, (2015), Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 56, 4499 - 4503
Thaler S. et al, (2015), Eye (Lond), 29, 428 - 435