James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute

Julian Nussbaum, M.D.

Contact info:
Dr. Nussbaum's departmental website

Voice: 706-721-1150
Fax:    706-721-1158


Scholarly Activity

Primary appointment: Department of Ophthalmology

Affiliated departments:Primary appointment only

Background & Research Emphasis:
Dr. Nussbaum is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at MCG and fellowships in vitreous and retina surgery at Retina Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts; clinical ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School; and research at the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation of Boston. He joined the faculty of the Henry Ford Health System in 1982 where he directed the Retina Service. Ten years later he was named chairman of Henry Ford Eye Care Services. During his tenure as chairman, Henry Ford Eye Care Services became one of the largest ophthalmology departments in the country. He also helped oversee one of the country's largest ophthalmology residency training programs as well as research activities of the health system. Dr. Nussbaum is an associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, and serves as a reviewer for Archives of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society and the Schepens International Society. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Since 2000 Castle Connolly has recognized him annually as one of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Nussbaum’s clinical research interests include diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. He has an active collaboration with Dr. V. Ganapathy to provide blood samples for studies related to AMD. He is collaborating also with Dr. M. Al-Shabrawey and Dr. B. Baban by providing samples as well for their studies of diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Nussbaum is clinical co-director and highly active participant in all VDI activities. He teaches in the Fundamentals of Vision Science course and has served as a member of the thesis committees of several pre-doctoral students interested in retinal research.