Faculty Promotion: Ninel Gregori
NINEL GREGORI, M.D., chief of ophthalmology at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Miami VA), has been promoted to Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology. The Miami VA is an integral part of Bascom Palmer’s educational program, and under Gregori’s direction, Bascom Palmer’s residents and fellows see more than 25,000 patients each year and perform hundreds of surgeries, laser procedures and intravitreal injections. A retina and vitreous diseases specialist, Gregori has been a member of the Bascom Palmer faculty since 2007. She received a medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, after which she undertook an ophthalmology residency and a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Bascom Palmer. Her clinical expertise includes vitreoretinal diseases and surgery as well as complex cataract surgery. She is a leader in Bascom Palmer’s extensive gene therapy program and has been involved in numerous clinical trials, research studies and surgical procedures involving gene therapy, retinal prosthesis, and stem cell derived retinal pigment epithelial cell transplantation for inherited retinal diseases.