Eye Pathology - award-winning expertise from the Departments of Pathology and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences - the University of Ilinois at Chicago

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Mailing Address:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Departent of Pathology
(M/C 847)
1819 W. Polk Street, 446 CMW
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 312/996-2829 Fax: 312/996-7586

Ophthalmic Pathologists
Robert Folberg, MD, FCAP, the Laboratory Director, is the Frances B. Geever Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology. Dr. Folberg came to UIC in January, 2000, from the University of Iowa where he was the Frederick C. Blodi Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Pathology. Dr. Folberg has certification in both Anatomic Pathology and Ophthalmology. He has research interests in conjunctival and uveal melanocytic lesions, the biology of invasion and metastasis in uveal melanoma, forensic ophthalmic pathology, and medical education methodology and technology. You may reach Dr. Folberg by phone at (312) 996-2829.
Deepak P. Edward, MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Pathology. Dr. Edward is an outstanding educator in the area of ophthalmic pathology. He has research interests in the mechanisms of apoptosis in glaucoma, the pathology of normal pressure glaucoma, and the modulation of wound healing after glaucoma filtration surgery. He also has an interest in corneal dystrophies. You can reach Dr. Edward by phone at (312) 996-6404
Elise Torczynski, MD is a visiting lecturer in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at UIC, and plays an active role in the teaching mission of the Eye Pathology Laboratory. She has a special interest in forensic ophthalmic pathology.
Laboratory Technical Supervisor
David F. Brocato, HT (ASCP) is a specialist in ophthalmic histotechnique and is available to answer questions about his subspecialty and to assist ophthalmologists and pathologists in the preparation of ocular tissues. You can reach Mr. Brocato by phone at (312) 413-7321.
Laboratory Information Specialist
Sherrie Robinson-Beck, MA, is available to answer questions about our services and to assist referring ophthalmologists and pathologists at (312) 996-2829.

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