Szilard Kiss, MD, is Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University. He is also Assistant Attending Physician at the new York Presbyterian Hospital. He received his medical school training at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his ophthalmology residency and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kiss's clinical interests include complex vitreoretinal surgery, the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. His clinical research focus is on retinal imaging, ocular gene therapy and genetic markers for retinal diseases. Dr. Kiss has participated as a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials and laboratory investigations. He has authored over 150 scientific publications, given over 100 invited lectureships worldwide and serves as a scientific reviewer to a number of major journals. Dr. Kiss has won numerous academic awards including a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship and the Paul Kayser International Fellowship.