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Lev Prasov, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
Academic Phone: 734-763-3732


Lev Prasov is a physician-scientist practicing comprehensive ophthalmology and ophthalmic genetics. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Michigan. Following his studies, he completed his medical and graduate studies as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Michigan. His completed his PhD in Human Genetics in the laboratory of Tom Glaser. Following his medical school training, he completed his transitional year internship at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and ophthalmology residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye center. He subsequently completed fellowship training in Ophthalmic Genetics at the National Eye Institute (National Institutes of Health). He is now a NIH/NEI K12 scholar in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Human Genetics, and he has received funding for his work through the Knights Templar Eye Foundation and the Bright Focus Foundation. In 2019, he was awarded the ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician Scientist award. The focus of his research and part of his clinical practice is on the genetic basis of developmental ocular disorders, specifically glaucoma and disorders of refractive error.

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Research Summary

The Prasov lab seeks to identify novel genes and pathways in inherited ocular conditions with the hope of developing or improving therapies for these conditions. We use a combination of human genetics and mammalian and cell culture models to identify and validate disease genes and to identify novel pathways for pathogenesis. Our aim is to bring back these discoveries to our patients and aid in the diagnosis and treatment of their conditions.

Honors & Awards


  • ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician Scientist Award


  • Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School, 2014
  • Residency - Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan 2018
  • Fellowship - Opthahlmic Genetics, National Institutes of Health, 2019

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