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Peter  A.  Netland,  MD, PhD


Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 800715, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0715
Phone: 434.982.0854 Fax: 434.924.5180

Training & Certification


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University (Ophthalmology)


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University (Glaucoma)

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1992

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Anterior Segment, Cataract, Glaucoma

Research Interest:




Peter Andreas Netland, MD, PhD is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology.  He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and his PhD degree at Harvard University.  Following a surgical internship at the UCSF, he undertook his residency in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and a clinical fellowship in glaucoma at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.  His research interests have focused primarily on pharmacologic effects and surgical techniques in glaucoma, and he is an active clinician caring for glaucoma patients.

After completion of his training, he was appointed Instructor, promoted to Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and served as Associate Director of the Glaucoma Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  He joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee Department of Ophthalmology as Associate Professor and Director of the Glaucoma Service.  He was awarded tenure in 1999, and promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology in 2002.  During the same year, he was named the Siegal Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology.  In 2009, he was appointed DuPont Guerry, III Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Dr. Netland has received both the Achievement Award and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  He is a Special Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and has served on numerous AAO Committees, state specialty societies, and subspecialty societies.  Dr. Netland has given numerous international, national, and regional presentations.  In the peer-reviewed literature, he has written over 300 original scientific articles, reviews, and published abstracts.  He has published five textbooks, most recently The Pediatric Glaucomas (Elsevier) and the second edition of Glaucoma Medical Therapy, published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Oxford University Press.

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