Gerald Fishman, M.D.
The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Dr. Fishman is director of The Pangere Center for Hereditary Retinal Diseases at The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, Department of Ophthalmology. He has spent over 40 years caring for patients and conducting investigations on various forms of hereditary disorders of the retina. Dr. Fishman and his colleagues have focused their research efforts on the identification of molecular genetic defects in various hereditary retinal disorders and clinical investigations on the natural history for visual loss in patients with inherited retinal diseases. Currently, Dr. Fishman and his team of investigators and collaborators are pursuing treatment trials on various blinding retinal diseases that include gene replacement therapy for patients with congenital color blindness and the use of a vitamin A analogue for treatment of patients with retinitis pigmentosa.
Meet our other presenters:
Becky Andrews, Resilient Solutions, Inc.
Dan Ashman, Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Benjamin Bakall, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Jessica Bimmerman, Leader Dogs for the Blind
Shannon Boye, Ph.D., University of Florida
Carol Castellano, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.,, University of California, Santa Barbara
Stephen Daiger, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Jacque Duncan, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Timothy Elder, TRE Legal Practice, LLC.
Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate
Gerald Fishman, M.D., The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bob Hart, Ski for Light
Maurie Hill, Ai Squared
Ginger Irwin, The Hadley School for the Blind
Christine Kay, M.D., University of Florida
Jennifer Kennedy, Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Meghan Marino, M.S., L.G.C., Cole Eye Institute
Eric Pierce, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Gregg C. Pusateri, O.D., M.Div. Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
Janet Sunness, M.D., Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Karmen, Trzupek, M.S., C.G.C., InformedDNA
Chelsea White, Seeing Eye, Inc.
Colleen Wunderlich, The Hadley School for the Blind