Pefkianaki Maria

Pefkianaki Maria Opthalmologist

Specialist in Ocular Oncology Adult and Children

Education & Academic Qualifications

  • Master Degree, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Harvard, S.A.
  • Doctoral Thesis, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Greece.
  • Master Degree, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Greece.
  • Ophthalmology Specialty Title, Greece.
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree, University of Pavia Medical School, Italy.

Work Experience

  • Scientific Director Ocular Oncology Service, Private Practice, Athens, Greece.

  • Retina Consultant, Kings College Hospital, London, U.K.

  • Retina Consultant, Chelsea Westminster Hospital, London, U.K.

  • Ocular Oncology Honorary Fellow, USC Roski Eye Institute and CHLA Hospital, L.A., U.S.A.

  • Research Fellow, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston, U.S.A.

  • Ocular Oncology Fellow, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

  • Ocular Oncology and Uveitis Fellow, Royal Hallamshire Hospital-Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Sheffield, U.K.

  • Medical Retina Service Fellow (Retina-Uveitis-Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases-Ocular Oncology clinics), Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, U.K.

  • Resident, University Hospital Larisa, Department of Ophthalmology, Greece.

Fellowship in Societies

  • Hellenic Ophthalmological Society.

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

  • European Society of Retina Specialists.

  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology.

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

  • Wills’ Ocular Oncology Fellows Association.

  • International Society of Ocular Oncology.

  • Ophthalmic Oncology Group.

  • Eye Cancer Network.

Clinical and Research Interest

Clinical Interest:

  • Intraocular Tumours.

  • Choroidal Melanoma.

  • Choroidal Nevus.

  • Choroidal Metastasis.

  • Retinoblastoma.

  • Ocular Metastases.

  • Ocular Surface Tumours.

  • Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia.

  • Conjunctival Melanoma.

  • Conjunctival Nevus.

  • Primary Acquired Melanosis.

  • Conjunctival Lymphoma

  • Iris Melanoma.

  • Iris Nevus.

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Eyelid Melanoma.

  • Ocular Lymphoma.

  • Orbital Lymphoma.

  • Orbital Dermoid Cyst.

  • Benign Ocular Tumour.

  • Suspected Ocular Tumours in both Children and Adults.

Research interest

  • Sub-investigator in more than 15 clinical studies.

  • Research into Melanoma of the Eye and Retinoblastoma. 

  • Phase I, II and III Clinical Trials.

  • Personalized and Targeted Therapy.

  • Novel Therapies.

Honors and Awards

  • Wills Eye Hospital Research Innovation Grant, U.S.A., 2015

  • America’s Top 100 Magazine, ‘ Top 100 New Doctors’ list 2018.

Other Scientific Activities

  • Presentations in Greek and International medical conferences.

  • Participated in Courses, and Round Tables.

Recent Publications

  • Intravitreal Melphalan for Retinoblastoma: the Impact of Toxicity on Recurrence and Ultimate Globe Salvage. Jesse Berry, Mary Elizabeth Kim, Maria Pefkianaki, Mark W Reid, Rachana Shah, Rima Jubran.Jonathan Kim.

  • Correlation of Immunological Markers with Disease and Clinical Outcome Measures in Patients with Autoimmune Retinopathy. Stanwyck LK; Chan W; Sood A; Susarla G; Romano J; Pefkianaki M; Jayasundera KT; Heckenlively JR; Lundy SK; Sobrin L.

  • Clinical Features and Multi-Modality Imaging of Isolated Retinal Astrocytic Hamartoma. Stacey AW; Pefkianaki M; Ilginis T; Michaelides M; Hykin P; Webster A; Moore AT; Sagoo MS.

  • Cytogenetic results of choroidal nevus growth into melanoma in 55 consecutive cases. Shields CL; Pefkianaki M; Mashayekhi A; Shields JA; Ganguly A.