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Heather E Moss MD PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology & Neurosciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

Editorial Board Member since 2019: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Dr. Heather Moss pursued undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at the University of Guelph, followed by doctoral studies in medical engineering at Harvard and MIT, seeking to improve human health through application of engineering principles. Working with patients inspired her to become a physician; after earning her medical degree at Harvard, she completed residency training in Neurology and fellowship training in Neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. She spent 6 years on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago, serving as the Director of Neuro-ophthalmology and starting a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship training program, before joining the Stanford faculty in 2016.

Dr. Moss directs an innovative clinical-research program in biomarker discovery at the Spencer Center for Vision Research at Stanford and provides expert neuro-ophthalmic clinical care at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford. Her clinical expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of optic nerve diseases, eye movement disorders, and neurological pathology affecting visual pathways. She is a national leader in application of telemedicine to improve access to neuro-ophthalmic care. Her research lab is developing novel diagnostic approaches to neurological and neuro-ophthalmic diseases through application of innovative electrophysiology, imaging, and mathematical modeling. She has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored numerous book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of four journals. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and has been elected to leadership roles in both organizations.

Clinical and Research Interests: Neuro-ophthalmology, papilledema, pseudotumor cerebrii, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, optic neuritis, optic neuropathies, optic chiasm disorders, eye movement disorders, visual pathway involvement by neurological diseases

Contributor Disclosures

Dr. Moss of Stanford University has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.