Cynthia Toth, MD, Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed Vice Chair for Clinical Research, at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Toth specializes in the evaluation and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases in infants, children, and adults, and in novel research resulting in the clinical application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging in surgery and at the bedside.
Dr. Toth also served as a URiM (Underrepresented Minority in Medicine) Summer Research Program Mentor at Duke. Duke Eye Center hosted the first URiM Medical Student Summer Mentored Research Program that launched in the summer of 2021 to support and help grow diversity in ophthalmology. This new program aims to catalyze the future of innovation and success of URiM students in ophthalmology.