M.D. - Cornell University Medical College
Ph.D.- Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Residency- Massachusetts General Hospital (Peds); Boston University Hospital (Ophthalmology)
Fellowship - Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Dr. Chaum specializes in all aspects of the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases, with particular interests in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and telemedicine. Dr. Chaum is the emeritus Plough Foundation Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute. His obtained his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and both an MD and PhD from Cornell University. He completed residencies in pediatrics (Harvard) and ophthalmology (Boston University) and received his retina surgical training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Harvard). He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions throughout his academic career including National Eye Institute Research Career Award, Best Doctors in America, Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientist Award, R&D 100 Award, and American Telemedicine Association Innovation Award.
Dr. Chaum’s research focuses on translational tissue and biomedical engineering, telemedicine, and the application of biosensors and nanotechnology to clinical medicine and surgery. He is the author of 80 papers and 5 book chapters and a recent textbook in the fields of molecular biology, biomedical engineering, image analysis, and clinical medicine and is a co-author in 135 national clinical trials publications. He has 5 issued bioengineering patents and is a serial entrepreneur.