Uwe PLEYER (Germany)

Dr. Uwe Pleyer, FEBO, is currently a professor of ophthalmology at the Charité, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Previously, he worked as an assistant professor at University Eye Hospital, Tübingen, Germany. He completed his medical and doctoral education at Rheinisch-Westfählische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany; Cornell University, New York; and University Eye Hospital in Tübingen. Dr. Pleyer worked as a resident at Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, where he specialized in immune-mediated eye diseases. He concluded further clinical and research fellowships at ophthalmology centers in India and the US.

Dr. Pleyer has served as principal investigator for both national and international trials in ophthalmology. He is a member of several scientific societies including the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER), the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was president of EVER (2007), is a task force member for ESCRS and a founding member of the International Ocular Inflammation Society.

He is involved in both research and clinical treatment of infectious and immune-mediated ocular diseases. Dr. Pleyer has published over 300 peer reviewed articles, is (co-)editor of 14 books and editor-in-chief of Ophthalmic Research (2002-2014). In addition, he is on the editorial boards of a number of journals such as Acta Ophthalmologica, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, European Ophthalmic Review, Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, Ophthalmic Research, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation and Ophthalmologica. Dr. Pleyer has received several honors and awards including the esteemed International Chibret Award, B. Straatsma Award (UCLA) and Max Rubner Preis (2015).