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Ahmara Gibbons Ross, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8715
Fax: 215-243-8825
Graduate Group Affiliations
Bryn Mawr College, 2003.
Jefferson Medical College, 2011.
PhD (Molecular Pharmacology/Structural Biology)
Thomas Jefferson University, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, 2011-2012.
Resident, Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, PA, 2012-2015.
Fellow, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2015-2016.
Fellow, Glaucoma, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2016-2017.
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Board Certified, 2017.
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Selected Publications

Lin SC, Giang A, Liu GT, Avery RA, Shindler KS, Hamedani AG, Ross AG, Tamhankar MA: Frequency and Etiologies of Visual Disturbance After Cataract Surgery Identified in Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinics. J Neuroophthalmol Jan 2023.

Jipeng Yue, Reas S Khan, Thu T Duong, Kimberly E Dine, Qi N Cui, Nuala O'Neill, Puya Aravand, Tehui Liu, Brahim Chaqour, Kenneth S Shindler, Ahmara G Ross : Cell-Specific Expression of Human SIRT1 by Gene Therapy Reduces Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss Induced by Elevated Intraocular Pressure. Neuro therapeutics 2023.

Bhutani DL, Ross AG, Lehman AY, Shindler KS: Resolution of COVID-19 induced anosmia following treatment with ST266. Otolaryngol Case Rep Nov 2022.

Ross AG, Higginbotham EJ: Unpacking the Barriers to Medication Adherence May Move Us Closer to Eye Health Equity. JAMA Ophthalmol 140(4), Apr 2022.

Salowe RJ, Lee R, Zenebe-Gete S, Vaughn M, Gudiseva HV, Pistilli M, Kikut A, Becker E, Collins DW, He J, Merriam S, Mulvihill K, Laberee N, Lomax-Reese S, Murphy W, Henderer J, Chavali VRM, Cui QN, Ross AG, Addis V, Sankar PS, Miller-Ellis E, Maguire MG, O'Brien JM: Recruitment strategies and lessons learned from a large genetic study of African Americans. PLOS Glob Public Health 2022.

Capó H, Edmond JC, Alabiad CR, Ross AG, Williams BK, Briceño CA: The Importance of Health Literacy in Addressing Eye Health and Eye Care Disparities. Ophthalmology 129(10), 2022.

Shindler RE, Yue J, Chaqour B, Shindler KS, Ross AG: Repeat Brn3a immunolabeling rescues faded staining and improves detection of retinal ganglion cells. Exp Eye Res 15(226), 2022.

18. Ross AG, Chaqour B, McDougald DS, Dine KE, Duong TT, Shindler RE, Yue J, Liu T, Shindler KS: Selective Upregulation of SIRT1 Expression in Retinal Ganglion Cells by AAV-Mediated Gene Delivery Increases Neuronal Cell Survival and Alleviates Axon Demyelination Associated with Optic Neuritis. Biomolecules 12(6), 2022.

3. Elam AR, Tseng VL, Rodriguez TM, Mike EV, Warren AK, Coleman AL: American Academy of Ophthalmology Taskforce on Disparities in Eye Care. Disparities in Vision Health and Eye Care. Ophthalmology 129(10), 2022.

Ross AG, McDougald DS, Khan RS, Duong TT, Dine KE, Aravand P, Bennett J, Chavali VRM, Shindler KS: Rescue of retinal ganglion cells in optic nerve injury using cell-selective AAV mediated delivery of SIRT1. Nature Gene Therapy February 2021.

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Last updated: 05/17/2023
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