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Biography

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

Subretinal gene therapy for RPE65-associated inherited retinal dystrophy. © Dominik Fischer
Subretinal gene therapy for RPE65-associated inherited retinal dystrophy.

M. Dominik Fischer

MD DPhil FEBOphth


Senior Clinical Fellow

  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Research Summary

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.

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