John H. Lillvis MD, PhD

John Lillvis

John H. Lillvis
MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Ophthalmology; Vision science

Contact Information
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14209
Phone: 716-881-7900
Fax: 716-887-2990
jhlillvi@buffalo.edu



Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2017)
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye Institute/Detroit Medical Center (2016)
  • Internship, Transitional Year, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (2013)
  • MD, Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2012)
  • BA, Chemistry and Religion, Swarthmore College (2003)
  • Certificate, Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2017-present)

Research Expertise:

  • Genetics of Eye Disease: Fellowship training with experience in diagnosis and management of genetic disease. Collaborating with basic science faculty to study risk factor genes for eye disease
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology: Board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. Active clinical practice with research projects in pediatric ophthalmology.

Journal Articles:

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Member in Training from 2017-2020, Full member from 03/2020. (2017–present)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology; Member of AAO. (2013–present)

Presentations:

  • "Inherited Retinal Degenerations. Practical Lessons from a Pediatrics Perspective." Northeast Regional Orthoptic Meeting; American Association of Certified Orthoptists (2019)
  • "Vision Screening: Methods and Policies" Ross Eye Institute Annual June Conference; Ross Eye Institute/University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Effects of State Variation in Vision Screening Policy on Likelihood of Vision Screening in Children Ages Three to Five" The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2019)
  • "Genetic Mutations and Visual Acuity in Children with Leber Congenital Amaurosis" The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Genetic Mutations and Visual Acuity in Children with Leber Congenital Amaurosis (2017)
  • "Risk of complications and ptosis recurrence by suture material in pediatric frontalis sling surgery" The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Risk of complications and ptosis recurrence by suture material in pediatric frontalis sling surgery (2016)
  • "Mitochondrial DNA Damage as a Possible Biomarker of Diabetic Retinopathy" The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2015)
  • "Regional Expression of HOXA4 along the Aorta and its Potential Role in Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms" Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Epidemiology, Genetics, and Pathophysiology; Geisinger Clinic (2011)
  • "HOXA4 Exhibits Differential Expression in Aortic Tissue by Region and Disease State" Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (2010)
  • "Analysis of Chromosome 19 Candidate Interval, the AAA1 Susceptibility Locus for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms" International Meeting on Aortic Aneurysms (2008)

Service Activities:

  • FPMP Governing Board; Alternate Member (2020–present)
  • Vision Screening Committee member Member of Vision Screening Committee for the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Committee Member (2019–present)
  • Young Ophthalmologists Committee Member Member of Young Ophthalmologists Committee for the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • Faculty Council; Member (2018–present)

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Contact Information

1176 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14209
Phone: 716-881-7900
Fax: 716-887-2990
jhlillvi@buffalo.edu