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Ken Shindler


Ken Shindler, Assistant Professor, Neuro Ophthalmology

 Dr. Ken S. Shindler,MD, Ph.D, is a physician/scientist who has concentrated his efforts in neurodegeneration and neuroprotection of optic nerve diseases. He graduated from Brown University and later pursued his medical and neuroscience graduate training at Washington University. He carried out additional training in Ophthalmology and Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania, before joining the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shindler was a recipient of a Career Development Award from RPB and a mentored Career Development Award from the National Eye Institute. He has become an expert in retinal ganglion cell damage in optic neuropathies.  His interests in research are to identify mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell damage and develop novel therapies to prevent neuronal damage and preserve vision in optics neuritis and other optic neuropathies. Dr. Shindler has participated in multicenter clinical trials for treatment of idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. He is an active member of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Research Disease Investigator Consortium (NORDIC).