Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

Bakri.Sophie@mayo.edu Clinical Profile

Summary

Sophie J. Bakri, M.D., is a specialist in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, in particular, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusive disease and repair of complex retinal detachments. She undertakes both clinical and translational research in the pathogenesis and treatment of retinal diseases.

Focus areas

  • Clinical trials in retinal diseases focusing on pharmacotherapy for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and venous occlusive disease
  • Pharmacokinetics and tissue dynamics of intravitreal medications
  • Outcomes of pharmacotherapy in retinal disease

Significance to patient care

The goal of Dr. Bakri's research is to understand how and why individuals differ in their responses to medications that treat retinal disease. Through her work on drug pharmacokinetics and tissue dynamics, she is contributing to a better understanding of the effects that these drugs have on tissues. This research will help in understanding and mitigating drug side effects in patients, as well as selecting optimal drug delivery routes.

Professional highlights

  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2011
  • Honor Award, The American Society of Retina Specialists,  2012
  • Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012
  • Elected, Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Review, 135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America, 2010

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Ophthalmology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Ophthalmology

Education

  1. MBA The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  2. Fellow - Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  3. Resident - Ophthalmology Lions Eye Institute, Albany Medical College
  4. Chief Resident - Ophthalmology Lions Eye Institute, Albany Medical College
  5. Internship - Internal Medicine Albany Medical College
  6. House Officer - Surgery, Medicine University of Nottingham Hospitals
  7. BMBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Nottingham Medical School
  8. B. Med. Sc. - Physiology and Pharmacology University of Nottingham Medical School
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