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We live

our mission

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Department of

ophthalmology

& Visual sciences

To Heal.

To Teach.

To Discover.

the top hospital in the

nation for its leadership

and innovation in quality

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has been recognized by the

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University Hospitals eye Institute at UH Case Medical Center

and the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at

Case Western reserve University School of Medicine focus on

pioneering translational and clinical research and

providing patients with leading-edge treatments

and superior clinical outcomes

. Through its affiliation

with the School of Medicine and its partnership with basic science

departments as part of the Case Visual Sciences research Center,

the institute has access to emerging technologies and medical

research that enhance its clinical care. The institute has extended its

vision of translational science and discovery to tackle public health

issues via national collaborations and research. Its National eye

Institute-funded Cornea Preservation Time Study is currently the

largest clinical trial in corneal disease.

OPHTHalMOlOgy & VISUal SCIeNCeS

Dr. Jonathan Lass

Jonathan h. lass, mD

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UH Case Medical Center and

Case Western reserve University School of Medicine Director, University Hospitals eye Institute

Charles I Thomas Professor and Chair,

Case Western reserve University School of Medicine

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is building upon a legacy of innovation

that began nearly 150 years ago and continues today through its Department of

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.

This spirit of innovation and medical discovery is demonstrated today in a number

of programs and initiatives that are helping forge medicine’s future:

• Leadership in the National Eye Institute-sponsored Cornea Preservation Time

Study, which could ultimately lead to the availability of more donor corneas

for transplantation.

• Involvement in getting Food and Drug Administration approval of a retinal

electronic chip that can help to partially restore the vision of patients suffering

from retinitis pigmentosa.

• The screening of FDA-approved drugs for their potential application in treating

retina diseases with the goal of accelerating the bench-to-bedside rate.

• The launch of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development,

a $250 million investment in drug discovery and commercialization that

aligns a not-for-profit entity, Harrington Discovery Institute at University

Hospitals Case Medical Center, with a for-profit company, BioMotiv.

These and other UH Case Medical Center advances are poised to benefit the lives

of patients affected by vision disorders for generations to come.

We look forward to seeing you at the american academy of Ophthalmology’s

annual Meeting in New Orleans in November.

Dear colleague:

Delivering on our mission –

to heal. to teach. to Discover.

inspires our ongoing commitment to train the next generation

of physician-scientists and advance clinical research and new

treatment protocols.

all national eye institute and national institutes of health (nei/nih) funding for basic and clinical research is awarded to the school of medicine at case Western reserve university.

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to heal. to teach. to Discover.

among the nation’s leading academic

medical centers, University Hospitals

Case Medical Center is the primary

affiliate of Case Western reserve

University School of Medicine.

With more than 1,000 registered beds,

UH Case Medical Center provides primary,

specialty and subspecialty medical and surgical

care. located in the heart of Cleveland’s

University Circle on a beautiful 35-acre campus,

UH Case Medical Center includes general

medical, surgical and intensive care units

as well as three major hospitals:

University Hospitals

Seidman Cancer Center

University Hospitals

MacDonald Women’s Hospital

University Hospitals

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

UH CaSe MeDICal CeNTer

Our physicians and researchers – who also serve as faculty at Case Western

reserve University School of Medicine – are leaders in their respective fields,

and their ongoing clinical research programs push the boundaries of medical

progress. Our strong emphasis on translational research and personalized

medicine means newly developed treatments transfer more rapidly from the

research stage to life-enhancing patient care.

The School of Medicine is among the leading recipients of National Institutes

of Health (NIH) awards and ranks in the top 25 among U.S. research-oriented

medical schools as designated by U.S.News & World report.

This unified dedication to clinical research and education has played a major role

in building UH Case Medical Center’s rich legacy of landmark medical innovation,

and continues to this day. Coupled with a commitment to implementing the

latest therapies and technologically advanced hospitals and community facilities,

UH Case Medical Center offers a depth of care and scope of

services unmatched by any other medical center in Ohio

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University Hospitals

eye Institute

The UH eye Institute’s expert physicians and clinicians specialize

in diseases and conditions affecting the eye and maintaining

visual health. The highly ranked clinicians and the growing

UH eye Institute moved recently into an expanded adult facility

in an eastern suburb of Cleveland, recruited new physicians,

and added two new centers. The UH eye Institute includes

five Centers of excellence:

Center for anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology & adult Strabismus

Center for retina and Macular Diseases & Surgery

Center for Oculoplastics & Neuro-ophthalmology

Custom laSIK Center

to contact the department directly, email

eye@uhhospitals.org.

Dr. Shawn Wilker Dr. Pankaj Gupta

Drs. Thomas Stokkermans and Danielle Alperin

The UH eye Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment

of a variety of eye diseases.

In addition, we provide routine eye examinations, medical and

surgical care for simple and complex vision disorders, inpatient

consultations, diagnostic testing, and simple and complex adult

and pediatric contact lens fittings.

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Jonathan h. lass, mD

, is

Chairman,

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual

Sciences, UH Case Medical Center and Case

Western Reserve University School of Medicine,

Director, University Hospitals Eye Institute,

and Charles I Thomas Professor and Chair,

Case Western Reserve University School of

Medicine

. Dr. lass is a cornea

fellowship-trained ophthalmologist with more than 30

years of experience in clinical research. He has

served in leadership positions in national and

international organizations dedicated to the

advancement of the management of corneal

diseases, most notably the Cornea Society,

and is currently the medical director of the

Cleveland eye Bank, a nonprofit organization

dedicated to restoring sight by providing

tissue for transplantation, clinical research

and teaching. Dr. lass is Study Chair of the

National eye Institute-sponsored Cornea

Preservation Time Study, which could ultimately

lead to the availability of more donor corneas

for transplantation.

Named one of the area’s “Best Doctors” by

Best Doctors Inc. and one of “america’s Top

Ophthalmologists” in 2008 by Consumers

research Council of america,

edward Burney,

mD, facs

, is

Director, Center for Anterior

Segment Diseases & Surgery, UH Eye Institute;

and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

& Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve

University School of Medicine

. He leads the

Department of

ophthalmology &

Visual sciences

The physicians and

clinicians in the Department

of Ophthalmology & Visual

Sciences are ranked among

the best in the country,

specializing in diseases

and conditions affecting

the eye and maintenance

of visual health

. These

highly trained physicians

hold full-time faculty

appointments at Case

Western reserve University

School of Medicine and

participate in activities of

the Case Visual Sciences

research Center and Visual

Sciences Training Program.

glaucoma service at UH Case Medical

Center and for the past 25 years has

served as the director of ophthalmology

for the louis Stokes Cleveland Va

Medical Center.

suber s. huang, mD, mBa

, is

Director,

Center for Retina and Macular Diseases

& Surgery, UH Eye Institute; and Philip F.

and Elizabeth G. Searle – Suber Huang

Professor of Ophthalmology, Case

Western Reserve University School of

Medicine

. an expert in retinal conditions,

he served as immediate past president

of the american Society of retina

Specialists (aSrS) and is currently the

chair of the american retina Foundation,

the charitable arm for aSrS. In 2005,

Dr. Huang received the foundation’s

senior honor award. In 2002, he

received the american academy of

Ophthalmology achievement award.

He has been included in the Best Doctors

in america list for multiple years. In

2011, the elisabeth Severance Prentiss

Foundation awarded $5 million to UH

to support the UH eye Institute and the

work of Dr. Huang and the Center for

retina and Macular Diseases & Surgery.

faruk h. Örge, mD

,

William R. and

Margaret E. Althans Chair in Pediatric

Ophthalmology and Director, Center

for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult

Strabismus, UH Eye Institute and

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s

Hospital; and Assistant Professor, Case

Western Reserve University School

of Medicine

, has an international

reputation for successfully treating

complex and technically difficult

pediatric vision procedures. Dr. Örge

was the first in the nation and second

in the world to perform a complicated

pediatric procedure for congenital

glaucoma-endoscopic goniotomy.

David Bardenstein, mD

, Director,

UH Eye Institute Center for Oculoplastics

& Neuro-ophthalmology, Professor,

Case Western Reserve University School

of Medicine

, is currently studying

prospective validation of a multigene

prognostic assay in uveal melanoma.

Highlighted in the prestigious “Best

Doctors in america” peer-to-peer survey

of specialists in the United States, he

also serves as Director of Oculoplastics,

reconstructive Surgery & Oncology at

UH Case Medical Center.

Dr. Suber Huang

leaDerS IN THe FIelD

to see our grand rounds

schedule, visit uhhospitals.org/

eye/grandrounds

all national eye institute and national institutes of health (nei/nih) funding for basic and clinical research is awarded to the school of medicine at case Western reserve university.

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The UH eye Institute was established within the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at UH Case Medical Center and Case Western reserve University School of Medicine to prevent, treat and cure the most prevalent and devastating diseases and disorders of the eye. The UH eye Institute renovated and expanded one of its facilities in 2012, funded by a $5 million gift from the elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation. The location more than doubles the size of the UH eye Institute’s original space and doubles in capacity the number of physicians who are able to have clinics at that location. Two new centers opened within the UH eye Institute in 2012, which now comprises five Centers of excellence:

The center for anterior segment Diseases & surgery, which serves patients with conditions of the cornea and anterior segment, including cataracts, dry eye, Fuchs’ dystrophy, glaucoma, herpes keratitis and keratoconus. The center specializes in the latest surgical methods, such as refractive and toric intraocular lenses, amniotic membrane

transplants, Boston Keratoprosthesis (KPro), Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSeK), and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DalK), as well as complex contact lens fittings from infants to the elderly. The Center for anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery will collaborate with the Center for retina and Macular Diseases & Surgery to provide dedicated faculty to diagnose and treat patients with anterior and posterior uveitis.

The center for pediatric ophthalmology & adult strabismus treats the most complex vision-threatening conditions of infants and children and also diagnoses and treats adult eye-movement disorders (strabismus), double vision, trauma to the eye and orbital tumors. The center combines the specialized care of the UH eye Institute with the world-renowned physicians of UH rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. The center recently expanded with the addition of two new faculty members. a new facility at its eastern satellite will open in 2013 with four specialists dedicated to treating pediatric

ophthalmology patients at that location. electroretinography capabilities will become available in 2013 at the center for the diagnosis of retinal degenerations in children.

The center for retina and macular Diseases & surgery specializes in conditions affecting the retina, vitreous and choroid. It is the first center in the United States to include special emphasis on macular disease as part of its title, and its keen clinical research focus seeks to uncover breakthrough methods to treat retinal blindness. The center offers surgical treatment of retinal detachment, ocular tumors, uveitis, endophthalmitis, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, intraocular foreign bodies and inherited retinal degenerations.

The UH eye Institute’s newest center is

the center for oculoplastics & neuro-ophthalmology. This center has a multidisciplinary team of ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons, all dedicated to advancing

the fields of neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics. The neuro-ophthalmology program provides diagnostic and management consultation for diseases of the optic nerve and brain that affect vision; abnormalities of the pupil; eye movement problems and double vision; orbital

diseases; headaches; and unexplained visual loss. The center also offers a wide variety of plastic and reconstructive surgery options.

The custom lasiK center offers the ultimate in laSIK vision correction surgery by combining the experience, expertise, technical abilities and resources of the region’s premier academic medical center. Patients receive the most customized, advanced and comfortable laSIK experience possible.

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Drs. David Bardenstein and Atif Collins

clinical advances

Dr. Kristina Thomas Dr. Anna Singh

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The program emphasizes a progressive increase in medical and surgical ophthalmic knowledge and skills over the three years. Strong didactics and diverse clinical experiences ensure that each resident is well-qualified either to enter practice following completion of the residency or pursue a fellowship.

The didactic program includes basic science

and clinically related lectures, guest lectures, grand rounds, specialty conferences and a surgical training program. residents are able to participate in semiannual surgical wet lab courses and an established in-house surgical wet lab. residents also benefit from experience with a surgical simulator at one of the program’s affiliate hospitals, the louis Stokes Cleveland Va Medical Center.

There are two major hospitals affiliated with

our residency program. UH Case Medical Center is the home institution and the site of all major subspecialty rotations. The recently renovated Wade Park Campus of the louis Stokes Cleveland Va Medical Center hosts residents for four months, providing advanced training by combining a busy clinical and surgical population in a new state-of-the-art facility that includes more than 8,000 square feet dedicated to patient care, research and the eyesi Surgical simulator.

The unique traits of these locations

and their faculties ensure that residents experience a highly diverse patient population and a wide range of pathology.

In addition, senior residents can opt for

a three-week elective rotation at the prestigious l V Prasad eye Institute (lVPeI) in

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DeParTMeNT HIgHlIgHTS:

Department of ophthalmology & Visual sciences

The Ophthalmology residency Program is one of the most prestigious in the nation. It accepts six residents per year, for a total of 18 across the three-year program. as there are no fellows affiliated with the program, residents get unparalleled opportunities to manage complicated cases alongside the faculty on a daily basis.

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Hyderabad, India. Founded in 1986 by gullapalli N. rao, MD, lVPeI is a world-renowned organization that focuses on providing comprehensive patient care blended with clinical research, sight enhancement/rehabilitation,

community eye health and education. residents who travel to lVPeI gain medical and surgical experience in all the ophthalmic subspecialty areas as well as substantial surgical experience, primarily in cataract. One of the three weeks is spent at an outlying rural satellite eye clinic, where residents receive additional surgical experience.

Second-year residents are sent to the board

review courses, and chief residents attend either the annual academy of american Ophthalmology meeting or another major conference of their choice as well as a surgical wet lab course in Fort Worth, Texas.

residents can participate in community outreach programs, such as Prevent Blindness Ohio vision screenings, an annual MedWorks Cleveland vision screening and the Cleveland Free Clinic monthly eye

clinic in conjunction with Case Western reserve University School of Medicine Ophthalmology Interest group.

Other scheduled education conferences

cover topics such as cornea, fluorescein angiography, ethics and

neuro-ophthalmology. every spring, the UH eye Institute sponsors four major symposia: an annual CMe meeting for comprehensive ophthalmologists with the Purnell lecture, an oculoplastics conference with the levine lectureship, a pediatric ophthalmology conference with the Bruner lectureship, and the annual Visual Sciences research Center conference with resident and medical student research participation and the Purnell Visiting Professor lectureship. at the conference, the best resident research project is awarded a cash prize in recognition of excellence. all area residents and

ophthalmologists convene for the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society quarterly

conference covering all the specialty areas and including the department-sponsored lorand Johnson lecture.

as one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, UH Case Medical Center is committed to advancing the field of medicine through a passionate commitment to training tomorrow’s clinicians.

In its teaching role, UH Case Medical Center helps provide medical education in a wide variety of forums through Case Western reserve University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools. Our physicians – who also serve as members of the school’s faculty – are leaders in their respective fields and their ongoing clinical research programs push the boundaries of medical progress throughout the world.

Medical students, residents and fellows benefit from hands-on instruction from these leading medical experts and have access to a broad spectrum of programs from which to pursue. Because UH Case Medical Center is the primary affiliate of the School of Medicine, we offer an unrivaled depth of resources and services – giving unparalleled access and exposure to the latest technologies and medical breakthroughs.

This multidimensional approach and dedication to education by UH Case Medical Center and Case Western reserve University School of Medicine play a major role in further enhancing our rich tradition of developing

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by 30 percent. To date, smoking represents the only modifiable risk factor identified for FeCD. The latter data were presented at the association for research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in 2012. Work in this area also has confirmed that the TCF4 gene plays a key role in causing FeCD. This finding may lead to genetic tests to diagnose FeCD earlier in the course of the disease, paving a way for preventive care and new therapies before vision loss occurs.

One of the leading Visual Sciences research

Center researchers, eric pearlman, phD, Professor and Research Director, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is the principal investigator of a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the NeI to study fungal pathogens that cause severe corneal disease (keratitis). Dr. Pearlman is also the principal investigator of the Visual Sciences research Center’s core grant, which will be starting its 16th year of funding.

paul park, phD, Assistant Professor,

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, with $1.9 million in NeI funding, is focused on understanding the structure and function of rhodopsin, the light receptor in photoreceptor cells of the

retina that initiates vision. He is relating his findings to inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and congenital night blindness.

irina pikuleva, phD, Jules and Doris Stein RPB Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is investigating the role of cholesterol in vision and the mechanisms for pathologic vascularization in the retina. Her studies – which are funded through Case Western reserve University School of Medicine may lead to the identification of therapeutic targets for prevention and treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (aMD).

akiko maeda, mD, phD, Assistant

Professor, and tadao maeda, mD, phD, Senior Instructor, both of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are studying biochemistry and molecular biology of the retina focusing on the retinoid metabolism. Their research, funded by NeI, is providing better insight into the pathogenesis of retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease and aDM.

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The commitment to exceptional patient care begins with revolutionary discovery. University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the primary affiliate of Case Western reserve University School of Medicine, a national leader in medical research and education and consistently ranked among the top research medical schools in the country by U.S.News & World report. Through their faculty appointments at Case Western reserve University School of Medicine, physicians at UH Case Medical Center are advancing medical care through innovative research and discovery that bring the latest treatment options to patients.

all national eye institute and national institutes of health (nei/nih) funding for basic and clinical research is awarded to the school of medicine at case Western reserve university.

Case Western reserve University School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences collaborates with more than 15 other departments in the School of Medicine as the Case Visual Sciences research Center (VSrC) and is at the forefront of medical research and innovation in the field of visual health. The VSrC is the beneficiary of more than 30 grants and awards and is ranked fifth in funding in the nation by the National eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NeI/NIH). Major areas of research include cataract, corneal inflammation and infections, diabetic retinopathy, genetic eye diseases, macular degeneration and other retinal degenerations, such as retinitis pigmentosa. The department is also home to two state-of-the-art reading centers – the Cornea Image analysis reading Center (CIarC) and the retina Diseases Image analysis reading Center (reDIarC) – that analyze images of corneas and retinas for both federal and corporate clinical studies. The centers are expanding their services with relocation early next year.

The medical school was awarded part

of a $12.3 million grant from the NeI in September 2011 for a randomized trial led by Jonathan h. lass, mD, that will study the use of donor corneas. Most surgeons are not willing to use corneas more than a week after death, although the U.S. Food and Drug administration has approved use of donor corneas stored in solution for up to 14 days. The trial, known as the Cornea Preservation Time Study, will seek to demonstrate that using corneas more than a week and up to two weeks old in current approved preservation solutions is safe, ultimately addressing donor organ shortages and providing more patients in need with corneas. To date, more than 400 subjects have been enrolled. The research is taking place at 36 sites across the nation.

suber huang, mD, mBa, is working to have UH become the country’s first nonstudy site once the U.S. Food and Drug administration officially approves the argus II retinal Prosthesis System under a humanitarian device exemption (HDe). The FDa’s Ophthalmic Devices advisory Panel

unanimously voted 19-0 that the probable benefit of a retinal electronic chip system outweighs the risks to health, an important step toward the FDa market approval. Dr. Huang gave the summary statement for the study at the advisory panel meeting and served as the international independent medical safety monitor for this international study. This device is implanted in profoundly blind patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (rP) and can help to partially restore their vision. The FDa recommendation came after more than 20 years of work in the field, three clinical trials, more than $100 million in public investment by the National eye Institute, the Department of energy, and the National Science Foundation, and an additional $100 million in private investment.

The Departments of Pharmacology,

Biomedical engineering, and

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Case Western reserve University School of Medicine were awarded a $10.1 million grant from the NeI to research and develop new treatments for diseases of the retina. led by Krzysztof palczewski, phD, John H. Hord Professor, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, this

interdisciplinary consortium of investigators is screening FDa-approved drugs for their potential application to the treatment of diseases affecting the retina with the goal of accelerating the rate at which basic science discoveries are used to develop new therapies for complex retinal disorders and diseases.

The Vision research Coordinating Center

is the coordinating site for the NeI-funded Fuchs’ endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FeCD) genetics Multicenter Study, the largest of its kind to study the genetics of FeCD, the most common inherited dystrophy of the cornea, requiring corneal transplantation. This study recently

demonstrated that central corneal thickness increases with increasing severity of FeCD, including at stages of FeCD where stromal and/or epithelial edema was not evident on slit-lamp examination. The study also found that smoking increased the odds of FeCD

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University Hospitals multidisciplinary institutes help ensure

the best possible outcomes for our patients by bringing

together a broad range of physicians, nurses, ancillary staff and

administrators. Their collaborative efforts lay the groundwork

for new standards in patient care, accelerate clinical research

and create community-based education programs. The

institutes bring UH expertise in diagnosing and treating

individuals’ health problems to UH locations throughout

Northeast Ohio. UH Case Medical Center institutes include:

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center

University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute

University Hospitals ear, Nose & Throat Institute

University Hospitals eye Institute

University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

University Hospitals Neurological Institute

University Hospitals Transplant Institute

University Hospitals Urology Institute

UNIVerSITy HOSPITalS

institutes

Founded after the Civil War as a place of healing, the

institution embraced a broader role as medical science

advanced. By the turn of the twentieth century, a

modern general hospital was enhanced by specialty

facilities for women, children and infants. an affiliation

with the medical school of what was then Western

reserve University – today Case Western reserve

University – formed one of the first true academic

medical centers in the United States, as University

Hospitals of Cleveland joined Johns Hopkins Hospital

and Massachusetts general in combining the training of

young physicians and the pursuit of laboratory research

with delivery of the most advanced patient care.

In 1931, new facilities brought University Hospitals

and the School of Medicine onto the same medical

campus in University Circle. Over the years the complex

continually expanded both its physical presence and the

scope of its professional activities, adding diagnostic

and treatment capabilities as well as top-flight

physicians and surgeons.

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University Hospitals

Case Medical

Center has been

at the forefront

of patient care,

physician education

and medical

research for

nearly

150 years

.

Today, as the primary affiliate of

Case Western reserve University

School of Medicine, University Hospitals

Case Medical Center

advances care

through a commitment to clinical

and translational research in a

large academic medical campus

that incorporates nationally acclaimed

hospitals including UH rainbow Babies

& Children’s Hospital, UH Seidman

Cancer Center and UH MacDonald

Women’s Hospital.

In 2011, University Hospitals put the

finishing touches on Vision 2010,

a five-year, $1.2 billion strategic plan,

which included building the new

freestanding 150-bed inpatient and

outpatient UH Seidman Cancer Center;

the Center for emergency Medicine and

Marcy r. Horvitz Pediatric emergency

Center at UH Case Medical Center;

the Quentin & elisabeth alexander

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at

UH rainbow Babies & Children’s

Hospital, which was ranked fifth in the

nation for newborn care by U.S.News

& World report; the UH ahuja Medical

Center, a 435,000-square-foot hospital

and 60,000-square-foot Kathy risman

Pavilion, a medical office building

in Beachwood, Ohio; and several

outpatient health centers throughout

Northeast Ohio. a key strategy of Vision

2010 involved the implementation of a

new state-of-the-art electronic Medical

record System throughout the system.

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The passage of health care reform legislation is

changing the way care is delivered, bringing a new

focus to optimizing the quality of patient care while

controlling costs and using resources efficiently.

at UH Case Medical Center, the emphasis on quality

is not an outgrowth of new health care legislation,

but an integral part of our patient care tradition.

and that is precisely why

we have launched the

uh Quality institute

.

as an innovative integrated delivery system, UH offers

patients the latest technology and treatment methods.

By pursuing the newest and best technologies, hiring

and retaining highly skilled staff, and promoting a culture

of safety and excellence, UH has forged an impressive

quality record.

The UH Quality Institute shares the results of our ongoing

efforts to provide safe, effective, patient-centered care

to our patients and families. This includes a website that

provides information about our quality awards, patient

safety and quality measures. Through this quality data,

we are able to present documentation and further

evidence of the top-notch care we provide.

The 2012 american Hospital association-McKesson Quest for

Quality Prize named UH Case Medical Center the top hospital

in the nation for its leadership and innovation in quality

improvement and safety.

UH Case Medical Center was selected by a multidisciplinary

committee of health care quality and patient safety experts.

awarded annually, the prize is supported by a grant from the

McKesson Corp., a national health care services company based

in San Francisco. The criteria for the 2012 award include the

demonstration of an organizational commitment to and progress

in achieving the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims – safety,

patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and

equity. One goal of the award is to honor hospitals that are

making progress in quality improvement with models that

can be replicated by others in the hospital field.

Our Commitment

to Quality

UH CaSe MeDICal CeNTer

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to learn more about the annual

harrington scholar-innovator grant

program and view a list of grant recipients,

visit harringtonDiscovery.org.

HarrINgTON DISCOVery INSTITUTe

at University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Harrington Discovery Institute

is a national model dedicated

to physician-scientists, enabling

them to transform their extensive,

cross-cutting knowledge into

therapies and medicines that

improve patients’ lives

.

Drs. Jonathan Stamler and Mukesh Jain

Harrington Discovery Institute is led by Director Jonathan stamler,

mD. Dr. Stamler holds the robert S. and Sylvia K. reitman Family

Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation at

both University Hospitals and Case Western reserve University

School of Medicine. He also serves as Director for the Institute

for Transformative Molecular Medicine, Professor of Medicine

and Professor of Biochemistry at Case Western reserve University

School of Medicine.

mukesh K. Jain, mD, is the Chairman of the executive Committee

for Harrington Discovery Institute. He also serves as Chief research

Officer, University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and holds the

ellery Sedgwick Jr. Chair and is a Distinguished Scientist. In addition,

Dr. Jain serves as Director, Case Cardiovascular research Institute,

and is a Professor of Medicine at Case Western reserve University

School of Medicine.

The institute will support physician-scientists as they undertake

fundamental research uniquely capable of changing the standard of

care, generating insights into the clinical condition and developing

new treatments. as part of its mission, Harrington Discovery Institute

will enable physician-scientists to participate in and transform the

drug development cycle within academia.

The open design of Harrington Discovery Institute will allow for

collaboration with major academic medical centers and nonprofit

foundations across the country, build a national community for

physician-scientists and advance academic medicine’s involvement

in drug discovery and development.

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Department of

ophthalmology

& Visual sciences

Jonathan h. lass, mD

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Director, University Hospitals Eye Institute

Charles I Thomas Professor and Chair

Danielle alperin, oD

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Optometric Service Senior Instructor of Ophthalmology

David Bardenstein, mD

Director, Center for Oculoplastics & Neuro-ophthalmology Professor of Ophthalmology

Julie Belkin, mD

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

edward Burney, mD, facs

Director, Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery Glaucoma Service

Professor of Ophthalmology

atif collins, mD

Center for Oculoplastics & Neuro-ophthalmology Director, Ocular Aesthetics Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

florin grigorian, mD

Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

paula grigorian, mD

Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

pankaj gupta, mD

Co-Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

suber s. huang, mD, mBa

Director, Center for Retina and Macular Diseases & Surgery Searle-Huang Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

faruk Örge, mD

Director, Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Althans Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology

David pugh, mD

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Senior Clinical Instructor

sara schoeck, oD

Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Senior Instructor of Ophthalmology

anna singh, mD

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Glaucoma Service Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

thomas J.W. stokkermans, oD, phD, faao

Director of Optometric Services Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

loretta szczotka-flynn, oD, phD, faao

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Optometric Service Professor of Ophthalmology

Kristina thomas, mD

Co-Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

shawn Wilker, mD

Center for Retina and Macular Diseases & Surgery

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

research scientists

eric pearlman, phD

Page-Reinhart Professor and Director of Research akiko maeda, mD, phD Assistant Professor tadao maeda, mD, phD Senior Instructor ram nagaraj, phD

Carl F. Asseff, MD Professor

paul park, phD

Assistant Professor

irina pikuleva, phD

Jules and Doris Stein Professor

Beth ann Benetz, ma, cra

Associate Professor

Independent Specialist on Staff

robert cherne, oD

Center for Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery

Optometric Service Senior Clinical Instructor

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