John Sullivan

John M. Sullivan

John M. Sullivan MD, PhD

UBMD Ophthalmology at the Ross Eye Institute


Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Neurodegenerative disorders; Pathophysiology; Protein Folding; Retina; Signal Transduction


Professional Summary:

I am a Clinician Scientist working in the field of hereditary retinal and macular degenerations. I direct a regional referral service for these diseases at the Ross Eye Institute. My NIH- and VA-funded laboratory is focused on the development of gene-based therapeutics for hereditary retinal degenerations and common age-related macular degeneration.


Gene Expression, Gene therapy, Neurodegenerative disorders, Pathophysiology, Protein Folding, Retina, Signal Transduction

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Ophthalmology: Ross Eye Institute
Ross Eye Institute
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: 716-881-7900
Fax: 716-881-4349
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Retinal Degenerative Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Clinical/Research Fellowship of Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation (now Foundation Fighting Blindness) (1994)
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Washington Univ. School Medicine, St. Louis MO (1992)
  • PhD, Biophysics, Medicine/Biophysics, Mount Sinai School Medicine (1987)
  • MD, Medicine/Biophysics, Mount Sinai School Medicine, NY (1987)
  • BA, Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (1979)

Research Profile:

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