We are proud to announce the accomplishments of Dr. Cindy Cai, a rising star in the field of ophthalmology and a BIDS student at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cai is the Jonathan and Marcia Javitt Rising Professor of Ophthalmology and a retina specialist at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Cai's research project was selected as a finalist for the Save our Sisyphus (SOS) challenge by the OHDSI community, where she’s investigating the risk of kidney failure among patients who receive anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) medications.
Through the SOS challenge, which aims to improve health by empowering the OHDSI community to collaboratively generate evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care by accessing a network of collaborating sites from across the word, Dr. Cai’s findings will help ophthalmologists select the safest anti-VEGF medications for patients at high risk for kidney failure. With her extensive training in medical and surgical retina treatments, Dr. Cai is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with a range of conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, and more.
To hear Dr. Cai describe her inspiring research, please click here to watch her presentation, (403) SOS Challenge Tutorial: Interpreting the Results (Cindy Cai, May 23) - YouTube.
Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Cai on her outstanding achievements in the field of ophthalmology and her contributions to advancing the field of retina care and patient care.