Abigail T. Fahim, MD, PhD

Abigail T. Fahim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Lindsay Self: 734-764-4182

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Research Interests

Dr. Fahim's research investigates dysfunction of the retinal pigment epithelial cells in inherited retinal diseases, and the impact of RPE dysfunction on the adjacent photoreceptors and choroidal vasculature. Her lab models choroideremia and other inherited retinal disease using induced pluripotent stem cells to elucidate disease mechanisms, discover therapeutic targets, and develop platforms for testing candidate treatments.

Clinical Interests

Subspecialty: Retina

Inherited retinal diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, choroideremia, cone and cone-rod dystrophies, X-linked retinoschisis, Stargardts disease, Best Disease, and other macular dystrophies; autoimmune retinopathy and cancer-associated retinopathy

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  • MD. - Baylor College of Medicine
  • PhD - University of Michigan 
  • Residency - Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
  • Fellowship - Medical Retina, Kellogg Eye Center University of Michigan
  • Board Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology

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