Paul Sternberg, Jr., M.D.

Former Director, Vanderbilt Eye Institute; Medical Director, Development


M.D., University of Chicago
B.A., Harvard College

Postgraduate Training

Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology, 1985

Professional Affiliations

Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), 1977
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 1981
The Macula Society, 1987
The Retina Society, 1990
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), 1991
Club Jules Gonin International Retina Society, 1994

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America, 1994-2021
Lew Wasserman Award of Merit, Research to Prevent Blindness, 1998
L. E. Brown Humanitarian Award, 2002
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Award, 2004
Lifetime Achievement Award, AAO, 2009
Distinguished Service Award, ARVO, 2011 and 2021
Founder’s Award, ASRS, 2014
Arnall Patz Medal, Macula Society, 2016
Award of Merit in Retina Research, Retina Society, 2018
EnergEyes Award for Mentorship, AAO, 2019
J. Donald M. Gass Medal, Macula Society, 2020

Clinical Interests

Age-related macular degeneration
Diabetic retinopathy

Research Interests

Antioxidant systems and age-related macular degeneration
Biology of aging in the retina
Pharmacological treatments for AMD