Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Dimitra Skondra is a retina specialist who focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, including such conditions as diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, trauma, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, intraocular infection, and macular diseases. She also has advanced training and expertise in the surgical repair of complex diabetic retinal detachment.
Among Skondra’s awards are the Retina Society’s Raymond R. Margherio Award, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Resident Research Award, the ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Award, and the inaugural Tonseth-Joslin Research Fellowship award.
Skondra received her MD summa cum laude from the University of Crete and completed her PhD and postdoctoral fellowship at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and then returned to Massachusetts Eye and Ear to complete a fellowship in vireoretinal surgery. Most recently, she established and led the vitreoretinal service of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and was a member of the Northwestern University faculty.