John Christoforidis, M.D., Ophthalmologist

26 Years of experience

John Christoforidis, M.D., Ophthalmologist

26 Years of experience

Dr. Christoforidis joined Retina Specialists of Southern Arizona from the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he has served as Associate Professor and director of vitreoretinal services for the past 5 years.  Previously he was Assistant Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH where he served as Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program Director.  Dr. Christoforidis completed clinical and research vitreoretinal fellowships at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School in Boston and remained there as faculty for 1 year after finishing his fellowships.  He completed his residency at University of Maryland in Baltimore, a clinical fellowship at the National Eye Institute at NIH in Bethesda, MD and his medical studies at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

In addition to his clinical and surgical skills, Dr. Christoforidis has had an active research lab and has served as principal investigator on numerous nationally-based clinical trials.  He has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and over 100 abstracts.  Some of the research topics include the development of a novel method to analyze the pharmacokinetic and anatomic properties of intravitreally placed drugs, examining the effects of anti-VEGF agents on cutaneous wound healing and the application of radiologic instrumentation to detect pathologic conditions in the eye.  He has received numerous awards for the results of his research.  Dr. Christoforidis has been an invited speaker at various universities, and he has lectured on a regular basis at national and international conferences. He is a member of The Retina Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, ARVO and a candidate member of the prestigious Club Jules Gonin.

In his time away from work, Dr. Chris likes to spend time with his family.  He enjoys physical fitness activities, basketball, piano and college football. He is an avid traveler and a diamond-level member of the Travelers’ Century Club.


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