Charles C. Wykoff, M.D., PhD, FACS


Dr. Charles C. Wykoff is Director of Research at Retina Consultants of Houston and serves as the elected Deputy Chair of Ophthalmology for the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT, received his PhD from Oxford University in England while on a Marshall Scholarship, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. As a medical student, he co-authored the book Fighting Global Blindness. Dr. Wykoff completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the top-rated eye hospital in the country. While there, he was awarded a Heed Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, which is the nation’s highest honor for a retina surgery fellow, and served as Chief Resident/Co-Director of Ocular Trauma.


Dr. Wykoff has extensive expertise in clinical trial design and coordination as well as translational research. He has published over 80 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and presents regularly at national and international symposia. His research interests pertain to angiogenesis and retinal vascular diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and venous occlusive diseases, as well as vitreoretinal surgical topics such as retinal detachment and macular surgery. Dr. Wykoff was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2015, the American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award in 2016 and was appointed to the OSN Retina 150 in 2016 as an Innovator in Medical and Surgical Retina. He is an elected member of The Retina Society, The Macula Society, performs editorial responsibilities including serving as a founding member of the Ophthalmology Retina Editorial Board, and holds leadership positions in many scholarly societies including actively serving as the Academic Program Director for the Vit-Buckle Society.


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