First-hand stories from leaders with unique retina insights of historical significance 

Drs. Susan B. and Neil M. Bressler

Leaders & Legends is pleased to share an interview with a true dynamic duo in retina: Drs. Susan and Neil Bressler. Susan and Neil’s personal and professional partnership started in their early days at John Hopkins medical school and, with thoughtful intention, they set out to build their life and careers together. They both pursued ophthalmology residency and medical retina fellowships at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, followed by duo surgical fellowships at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. They joined the faculty at Wilmer in 1988 where they remain today. Both Susan and Neil share a deep interest in clinical trials. He has authored over 470 peer-reviewed publications and chaired multiple NIH-sponsored multicentered clinical trials. Susan has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and 61 book chapters. Theirs is a truly remarkable story of two stellar careers that make up one powerhouse partnership that has made an indelible mark on the field through enormous contributions to research, education and patient care.

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(Interview published 2024)