Sandra Rocio Montezuma

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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Dr. Montezuma joined the department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota (UMN) in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology/ Vitreoretinal surgery. She has subspecialty expertise in providing medical and surgical care for all retina diseases in adults and children. she received her M.D. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dr. Montezuma completed her ophthalmology residency and her fellowship training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/ Harvard Medical School. Dr. Montezuma is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the AAO, ASRS, ARVO and PAAO.

Dr. Montezuma's research interest focus on retina prosthesis, age related macula degeneration and angiogenesis.


Research interests

  • Reitnal Prosthesis
  • Age Related Macula Degeneration
  • Angiogenesis
  • Reitna detachment
  • Pediatric retina

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Research Output

Author Correction: Retinal transcriptome and eQTL analyses identify genes associated with age-related macular degeneration (Nature Genetics, (2019), 51, 4, (606-610), 10.1038/s41588-019-0351-9)

Ratnapriya, R., Sosina, O. A., Starostik, M. R., Kwicklis, M., Kapphahn, R. J., Fritsche, L. G., Walton, A., Arvanitis, M., Gieser, L., Pietraszkiewicz, A., Montezuma, S. R., Chew, E. Y., Battle, A., Abecasis, G. R., Ferrington, D. A., Chatterjee, N. & Swaroop, A., Jun 1 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 6, 1 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    Increased serum proteins in non-exudative AMD retinas

    Schultz, H., Song, Y., Baumann, B. H., Kapphahn, R. J., Montezuma, S. R., Ferrington, D. A. & Dunaief, J. L., Sep 2019, In : Experimental Eye Research. 186, 107686.

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  • Open Access