Dr. Ron P. Gallemore  
   
Dr. Ron P. Gallemore, Founder and Director of the Retina Macula Institute, is an internationally recognized clinician, scientist and surgeon. He received his M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he graduated with top honors. As a member of the elite Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), he also completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience focusing on the physiology and biophysics of retinal function. He then trained at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, where he completed his residency while concurrently establishing and directing an internationally recognized retinal research laboratory.  For more advanced training he completed the prestigious vitreo-retinal surgery fellowship at Duke University under Dr. Robert Machemer, the founder of modern vitreo-retinal surgery. He was awarded some of the highest honors in his field including the Heed and Knapp Fellowship awards, the Dr. Charles Schepens Award and the Dr. Ron Michaels Award. He was also selected by his peers to receive the Jules Stein Eye Institute Alumni Research Award. His research has been funded by the National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Fight for Sight, the University of California, and the National Science Foundation. As a retina surgeon, Dr. Gallemore has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures and has helped develop new techniques. He has published more than 200 original articles, reviews, and book chapters, and has been an investigator in over 40 clinical trials. He understands the physical and emotional impact of retinal disease and combines compassion with state-of-the-art technology to carry out the mission of the Retina Macula Institute.  
   
Degrees:
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
B. S. School of Biology, Magna Cum Laude
 
   
University of California, San Francisco, CA
M. D., School of Medicine
Ph.D., Neuroscience
 
   
Internship:
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Transitional Internship
 
   
Ophthalmology Residency:
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Ophthalmology Resident
 
   
Fellowships:
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
 
   
Board Certification:
American Board of Ophthalmology
 
   
Licensure:
Medical/State of California
 
   
Academic Appointments:  
Clinical Instructor, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Clinical Instructor  
1998-Present  
   
Awards and Honors:
Jules Stein Eye Institute Alumini Research Award, 1999
 
Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, 1997  
Heed/Knapp Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 1997  
Heed Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 1996  
Society of Heed Fellows Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 1996  
Jules Stein Eye Institute Laboratory Research Award, 1996  
Schepens International Society, Outstanding Research Paper Award, Mexico City, 1995  
Jules Stein Eye Institute Laboratory Research Award, 1995  
Dr. Henry and Lilian Nesburn Research Award Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology, 1994  
Robert J. Prentiss Original Research Award Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA, 1993  
National Eye Institute Research Service Award, 1989, 1990  
Dean's Summer Research Fellowship University of California, San Francisco, 1986  
Fight for Sight Student Fellowship, 1985  
Dr. W. F. Holcomb Research Scholar Award University of California, Irvine, 1985  
Dean's Academic Achievement and Service Award - University of California, Irvine, 1985  
Robert Ernst Prize for Excellence in Research in the Biological Sciences, 1984  
Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, University of California, Irvine, 1984  
Swedish Club of Los Angeles Inc. Academic Scholarship Award 1984  
Chancellor's Scholar, U.C. Irvine 1983, 1984  
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (Sophomore) 1983  
President's Undergraduate Research Grant, U.C. Irvine, 1983, 1984  
Excellence in Research Award UC Irvine, 1983, 1984  
Committee for Undergraduate Development Research Scholarship - U.C. Irvine, 1983  
Excellence in Research Award Southern California Academy of Sciences, 1982  
Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Community Service, RCU #324, 1982  
   
Memberships:  
American Academy of Ophthalmology  
American Society of Retina Specialists  
American Academy for the Advancement of Science  
American Medical Association  
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology  
Braille Institute  
Good Samaritan Hospital Continuing Medical Education Board  
Discovery Fund, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA  
Macular Degeneration Foundation, Board of Scientific Advisors  
Los Angeles County Medical Association  
Society for Neuroscience  
Society of Heeds Fellows  
Ron Michaels Society (of Retinal Specialists)  
Eye Care America of the AAO