Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
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Mary Elizabeth Hartnett holds the Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Presidential Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah and is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Pediatrics. After ophthalmology residency training at Case Western/University Hospitals of Cleveland, Dr. Hartnett completed adult and pediatric vitreoretinal fellowships at Schepens Retina Associates and Schepens Eye Research Institute of Harvard Medical School. She is Director of Pediatric Retina at the John A. Moran Eye Center and one of a few pediatric retina specialists internationally trained to diagnose and treat pediatric retina disorders. Dr. Hartnett is Principal Investigator of an angiogenesis laboratory, funded through the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health to study conditions incuding retinopathy of prematurity and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Hartnett has over 170 peer-reviewed publications, 36 book chapters, and created the first-ever academic textbook on the subject, Pediatric Retina, contracted for a Third Edition. She served on numerous grant study sections including as Chair of Diseases and Pathophysiology of the Visual System of NIH and currently on the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee. She has delivered numerous national and international invited lectures. She was awarded the Physician Scientist Merit Award from Research to Prevent Blindness, the Honorary Lecture Award and Scientific Contribution Award from Women in Ophthalmology, the Paul Henkind Award from The Macula Society, the Weisenfeld Award from Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and is an ARVO Gold Fellow.