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

Accepting new patients

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)

Innovations and Patents:

  • Method for identification of polynucleotides capable of cleaving target mRN (2012)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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