Welcome to Kellogg's New Faculty

Ten new faculty members have joined the Department this fall. Over the next few months, we will also welcome three scientists who are part of a nationally recognized research team investigating diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Thomas Gardner and Dr. David Antonetti are the first to arrive. Read more about this new research team and all of our new faculty in Kellogg’s Annual Report, coming in January.

David A. Antonetti, Ph.D.David A.
Antonetti, Ph.D.
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professor, is an acknowledged leader in diabetes research, particularly as it applies to diabetic retinopathy. His research, which focuses on understanding the changes in retinal vessels that occur in diabetes and other retinal vascular diseases, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Antonetti earned his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Penn State University in 1992.

Karen S. DeLoss, O.D.

Karen S.
DeLoss, O.D.

is an optometrist in the Contact Lens Clinic who recently completed a fellowship at the Boston Foundation for Sight enabling her to provide a new prosthetic lens for patients with corneal disease. Dr. DeLoss earned her O.D. from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed a fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lens at the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Hakan Demirci, M.D.Hakan Demirci, M.D.,

associate professor, heads up Kellogg’s new Orbital and Ocular Oncology Service. He provides care for individuals with eye cancer, working with other services at Kellogg and the U-M Health Centers to coordinate care for our patients. Dr. Demirci earned his M.D. from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey and completed residencies at Istanbul University and Henry Ford Hospital. He has completed Ocular Oncology fellowships at Wills Eye Hospital and a fellowship in Eye Plastic, Orbital and Facial Cosmetic Surgery at the University of Michigan.

Courtney A. Dewey, O.D.Courtney A.
Dewey, O.D.
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has joined the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service. She provides eye examinations, in collaboration with our pediatric ophthalmologists, for Kellogg’s pediatric patients in the Ann Arbor and Canton offices. Dr. Dewey received her O.D. from the Ohio State University College of Optometry.

Elizabeth Du, M.D.Elizabeth Du, M.D.,

has joined the faculty of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service. She sees patients in Kellogg’s Livonia office and at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. Dr. Du earned her M.D. from Wayne State University and completed her residency at the Henry Ford Hospital.

Christopher Gappy, M.D.Christopher
Gappy, M.D.
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has joined the faculty of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service. He sees patients in Kellogg’s Ann Arbor and Brighton offices. Dr. Gappy earned his M.D. from Wayne State University in 2005 and completed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In 2010, Dr. Gappy completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan.

Karen S. DeLoss, O.D.Thomas W.
Gardner, M.D., M.S.
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professor, is a prominent clinician–scientist who investigates the development and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Gardner earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1979 and, in 1998, his M.S. in physiology from Penn State. In addition to his research, he will see patients in the Department’s Retina Clinic in Ann Arbor.

Paul J. Grenier, O.D.Paul J. Grenier, O.D.,

is an optometrist on Kellogg’s Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service. He sees patients in both the Ann Arbor and Canton offices. Dr. Grenier earned his O.D. from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry, also at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Sudha Nallasamy, M.D.Sudha
Nallasamy, M.D.
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is an assistant professor on the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service who sees patients in Kellogg’s Ann Arbor and Canton offices. Dr. Nallasamy earned her M.D. from and completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Maria A. Woodward, M.D.Maria A.
Woodward, M.D.
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is a clinical lecturer on the Cornea and External Disease, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Service. Dr. Woodward earned her M.D. from Columbia University and then completed both her residency and fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Emory University.

 

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