As chairman of ophthalmology for Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Duker is responsible for managing the hospital's clinical ophthalmology practice. His role as chairman of ophthalmology for Tufts University School of Medicine encompasses leading the academic mission of the school, educating medical students, residents, fellows and practicing eye-care providers in ophthalmology and conducting ophthalmic research. As the Director of the New England Eye Center, he leads an academic, multi-specialty eye care group with 35 ophthalmologists and nearly 200 employees.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Duker treats diseases of the posterior segment of the eye including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, posterior segment uveitis and retinal vascular diseases as well as rare retinal disorders. His principal research interests include retinal vascular disease, drug delivery to the eye, posterior uveitis and novel imaging techniques for the posterior segment. He has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and authored four books on ophthalmology including a best-selling textbook. Dr. Duker serves on the editorial board of three ophthalmic journals. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Duker is also a director of Eleven Biotherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye, and a co-founder and Director of Hemera Biosciences, a privately held company seeking to develop anti-complement gene based therapies for the treatment of dry and wet age related macular degeneration.