Our Providers

Tongalp H. Tezel, MD
  • Chang Family Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Director, Retina Division
  • Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program
Tongalp H. Tezel, <span>MD</span>

Dr. Tezel's research laboratory focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms of various retinal diseases. His main research interests include retinal cell transplantation, angiogenesis, pharmacologic vitreolysis, tissue engineering and drug development for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and has developed several techniques used for tissue engineering and retinal cell replacement therapies.

    Education & Training

  • Internship: St Mary's Health Center
  • Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Honors & Awards

  • 2012:  American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award
  • 2011:  Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership
  • 2007- Present:  Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • 2006: Patrick O’Connor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2005: The American Society of Retina Specialists’ Honor Award
  • 2004: RPB Career Development Award
  • 2004: Patrick O’Connor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2004: NEI Clinician-Scientist Development Award
  • 2002: Ronald Michels Fellowship Award
  • 2000: Rosenbaum Research Award