Charles C. Wykoff MD PhD is Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Texas; Chairman of Research and Clinical Trials Subcommittee, Retina Consultants of America; Deputy Chair for Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Texas.
He received his baccalaureate from MIT, PhD from Oxford University while on a Marshall Scholarship, and MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he served as Chief Resident & Co-Director of Ocular Trauma and received a Heed Fellowship and the Ronald G. Michels Award.
Dr. Wykoff is passionate about translational research and clinical trial design, and serves as principal investigator for numerous national clinical trials. He has published over 250 peer reviewed manuscripts and frequently speaks at national and international academic meetings. His research interests pertain to angiogenesis, retinal vascular diseases, atrophic retinal diseases, cell and gene therapy applications, and vitreoretinal surgical topics. He has been awarded the AAO Secretariat and Achievement Awards as well as the ASRS Young Investigator Award, Honor and Senior Honor Awards.
He is active on the ASRS Board of Directors where he serves as Chair of the Practice Management Committee. He is President (2021-2023) of the Vit-Buckle Society. He is also an elected member of the Retina Society and Macula Society, was a founding member of the Ophthalmology Retina Editorial Board and is the Chief Medical Editor for Retina Specialist.
Dr. Wykoff serves on multiple scientific and medical advisory boards, safety monitoring committees, and global steering committees for retina endeavors spanning the innovative process from early to late-stage developments. He is foundationally involved with entrepreneurial activities focused on bringing the value of clinical trials to new centers across the globe, on improving the efficiency of clinical trial design, and on optimizing the quality of data collected from prospective studies. His guiding philosophy is to build and strengthen innovative, ethical teams focused on developing new approaches to improving outcomes for patients with blinding diseases.