Appointments and Honors
Department Chair Emeritus
Drs. Daniel Albert and Dick Dubielzig discovered in a large retrospective study derived from pathology records, including 45,000 cases of non-primates and approximately 18,000 human cases, that malignant lens tumors can develop in cats, dogs, rabbits and birds, but importantly, do not occur in humans. They hypothesized that genetic mechanisms may exist in humans that prevent lens tumors. Further research will need to be conducted to understand the mechanism present in humans to inhibit lens tumor development.
The significance of the discordant occurrence of lens tumors in humans versus other species
Fellowships: Clinical Associate in Ophthalmology, US Public Health Service National Institute of Neurological Disease and Blindness, National Institutes of Health; Ophthalmic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Silver Spring, MD
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA