Michael Allingham, MD, PhD Michael Allingham, MD, PhD

Michael Allingham, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist, Retinal Specialist

4.9 out of 5  (299 ratings, 54 reviews)
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am an ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of medical conditions affecting the retina, including macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, macular edema, and other macular diseases. I believe that no two patients are exactly alike. For each of my patients, I carefully consider exam findings, imaging, and patient needs and preferences to create a customized treatment plan. In addition to patient care, I study the biology, diagnosis and treatment of macular edema, and I am involved in basic laboratory science, ocular imaging analysis and clinical trials of new medications. I think that my time in clinic drives my research and that the insights gained from my research keep me at the cutting edge of diagnosis and treatment strategies for my patients. Outside of work I spend as much time as possible outdoors with my wife and daughter. In whatever time is left I can be found exploring western North Carolina on my mountain bike.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2009
PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2007
RESIDENCY
Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, 2013
FELLOWSHIP
Medical Retina, Duke University Medical Center, 2014
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My primary research goal is to better understand the causes of and potential treatments for macular edema in hopes of one day finding new treatments for my patients. In addition, I study new ways of using imaging studies to guide treatment approaches customized to each patient. I am also involved in clinical trials of new medications for patients with diabetic macular edema.

PUBLICATIONS
View Michael Allingham's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (299 ratings, 54 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Cerulean Pharmaceuticals
  • Stealth BioTherapeutics