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Katherine Uyhazi, MD, Ophthalmology, Philadelphia, PA, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Ophthalmology Philadelphia, PA

Retinal Disease

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Retinal Degeneration, Perelman School of Medicine

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  • Office

    3400 Civic Center Blvd
    Scheie Eye Institute, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Phone+1 215-662-8676
    Fax+1 215-243-4696
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  • Dr. Katherine Uyhazi is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA who specializes in inherited retinal diseases. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has a PhD in cell biology. Her research laboratory is developing new gene therapy and stem cell-based therapies for blinding diseases.
  • Scheie Welcomes Dr. Katherine Uyhazi

Clinical Expertise

  • Laboratory research, Gene therapy, Visual field testing, Retinal degeneration, Electroretinography, Stem Cell Research, Ocular Genetics, Retinitis pigmentosa, Leber congenital amaurosis, genetic testing

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Surgical Retina and Vitreous, 2017 - 2019
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System/Scheie Eye Institute
    University of Pennsylvania Health System/Scheie Eye InstituteResidency, Ophthalmology, 2014 - 2017
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Albert Einstein Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2013 - 2014
  • Yale School of Medicine
    Yale School of MedicineClass of 2013, MD, PhD
  • The College of New Jersey
    The College of New JerseyBS, Biology, Summa cum laude, 2001 - 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2013 - 2024
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • RDH12 Mutations Cause a Severe Retinal Degeneration with Relatively Spared Rod Function  
    Tomas S Aleman, Katherine E Uyhazi, Albert M Maguire, Michael J Ammar, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Characterizing the “POAGome”: A Bioinformatics-Driven Approach to Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma  
    Ian D Danford, Levi N Kanu, Katherine E Uyhazi, Lana D Verkuil, Daniel J Choi, ScienceDirect

Press Mentions

  • NOACs May Carry Lower Risk of Intraocular Hemorrhage Than Warfarin
    NOACs May Carry Lower Risk of Intraocular Hemorrhage Than WarfarinJanuary 2nd, 2018

Hospital Affiliations