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Marco A. Zarbin

Marco A. Zarbin

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School


Marco Attilio Eugenio Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. received a B.A. (biochemistry) from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with highest distinction) in 1978. He matriculated to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1978 and entered their Medical Scientist Training Program in 1980. Zarbin was awarded degrees in medicine (M.D.) and pharmacology (Ph.D.) in 1984 and graduated from the Hopkins Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1985-1988. As a resident, Zarbin was the co-recipient of the Francis S. Schwentker Award for resident research. Zarbin completed fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery and in medical retinal disease at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute as a Head Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow and was an Assistant Chief of Service at Wilmer in 1989. He received certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in November 1989. From 1990-1993, Zarbin served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco and as Chief of the division of Ophthalmology at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco. He was named co-director of the retinal service at UCSF in 6/93. Zarbin was appointed Chair of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, New Jersey Medical School and Chief of Ophthalmology at University Hospital in Newark, N.J. in January 1994. He is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience at the New Jersey Medical School and holds the Alfonse A. Cinotti, MD/Lions Eye Research Chair in the Department of Ophthalmology. Zarbin is the Editor-in-Chief of Translational Vision Science and Technology and has served an Associate Editor of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and as a member of the Editorial Board of Survey of Ophthalmology. Zarbin is a Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Zarbin is an ex officio member of: 1) the board of Governors of the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology, and 2) the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Institutes of Health. In addition, he is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, and the Vitreous Society. Zarbin is a Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) and has served as the alternate AUPO representative to the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In the past Zarbin served as a member of the Preferred Practice Pattern Committee (Retina Panel) of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chair of the Program Planning Committee of the American Ophthalmological Society, Chair of the Retinal Cell Biology Program Planning Committee of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and Chair of the Professional Development and Education Committee of ARVO. Zarbin also has served as a member of the Visual Sciences C Study Section, Division of Research/Grants


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