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Ingrid Scott

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Ingrid Scott

Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH is an internationally renowned and award-winning vitreoretinal specialist.  After earning her medical and master’s in public health degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Scott completed her ophthalmology residency, chief residency, and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. After fellowship, Dr. Scott joined the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute faculty and earned tenure.  She later joined the faculty at Penn State College of Medicine, where she holds the Jack and Nancy Turner Endowed Chair and serves as tenured Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Public Health Sciences. She has served as Residency Program Director and Director of Resident Research and is a passionate teacher and mentor.  Dr. Scott’s research focuses on the design and conduct of clinical trials investigating potential therapies for retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration, and the impact of these conditions on visual function and retinal structure. Among Dr. Scott’s awards and honors are the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement, Senior Achievement, and Life Achievement Honor Awards; AAO Secretariat Award; AAO Hall of Volunteers; American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Honor and Senior Honor Awards; American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Mentor Recognition Award; Heed Foundation Fellowship; Ronald G. Michels Fellowship; and the Penn State College of Medicine Resident Teaching Award.  She has been named to the Best Doctors of America list every year since 2003.  Dr. Scott has served on numerous Data and Safety Monitoring Committees for retina clinical trials; served as Vice Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research (DRCR) Network, Co-Chair of the SCORE retinal vein occlusion trials funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), and on the Executive Committee for the DRCR Network and Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2.  She also served as Principal Investigator and Chair of the NEI-funded SCORE2 trial and the NEI-funded SCORE2 Long-term Follow-up Study.  Dr. Scott has over 400 peer-reviewed publications and is an editor of multiple vitreoretinal textbooks and an author of over 80 book chapters or monographs.  A frequent invited speaker and course faculty member, Dr. Scott has given hundreds of national and international presentations, including many named lectures.  She serves on numerous journal editorial boards, such as Retina, OSLI Retina, Journal of Academic Ophthalmology, Retinal Physician, Retina Today, and Review of Ophthalmology, and is a member of, among others, the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), Macula Society, Retina Society, ASRS, and Club Jules Gonin. Dr. Scott and her husband are blessed with 5 children and the associated “organized chaos”.