Ophthalmology Assistant Professor
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Shyamanga Borooah, MD, Ph.D., is a physician-scientist specializing in the management of retinal and inherited retinal disease. Clinically he completed his ophthalmology residency in the United Kingdom as well as two retinal fellowships, the last of which was at Moorfields Eye hospital, London.
He also leads a laboratory focusing on understanding retinal disease and is working to develop novel treatments for inherited retinal disease. His PhD was based at the NIH equivalent MRC Center for Regenerative Medicine in the UK, where he developed an iPS based model of macular degeneration. He then pursued postdoctoral training, funded by a Fulbright scholarship, to translate findings from his PhD in animal models here at UCSD, before joining the faculty at the Shiley Eye Institute.
Currently, he leads a regional inherited retinal disease clinic and is the principal investigator on a number of gene therapy and editing trials as well as co-investigator on multiple other macular and retinal trials. He will lead the new Precision Ophthalmology Center based in the new Viterbi family Ophthalmology research building.