MORTON F. GOLDBERG, the Joseph E. Green Professor in Macular Degeneration and Other Retinal Diseases, directed the Wilmer Eye Institute from 1989 to 2003. Dr. Goldberg, who trained at Hopkins as a resident and chief resident, holds a joint appointment at the Applied Physics Laboratory and is a past president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Macula Society, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Before coming to Hopkins, he was professor and head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois in Chicago for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Goldberg's major professional interests include diabetic and other vascular retinopathies, sickle cell eye disease, ocular trauma, and genetic eye disease. He has authored and edited several books and more than 400 scientific publications. In June 1994, Dr. Goldberg completed 10 years as editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology. In 1999, Ophthalmology Times selected him as one of the 10 Greatest Living Ophthalmologists. He has been the recipient of the Ida Mann Medal of Oxford University, the Isaac Michaelson Medal of the Israel Academy of Natural Sciences, the David Paton Medal of Baylor University, the Weisenfeld Prize of ARVO, and the Arnall Patz Medal of the Macula Society.
Dr. Goldberg now serves as the chairman of the board of the National Neuroscience Research Institute and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. In 2005, Dr. Goldberg was recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors by the Castle Connolly Guide.