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, NY 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, High Distinction (2012)
  • PhD, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2012)
  • BA, Chemistry and Religion, Swarthmore College (2003)
  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, University at Buffalo (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:

  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences FPMP Governing Board; Alternate Member (2020)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; Member (2018)
  • 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)

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Contact Information

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