Jay I. Perlman, MD, PhD
Jay I. Perlman, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology
Loyola University Medical Center

Section Chief, Ophthalmology
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Director, Ocular Pathology Service

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Contact Information:
(708) 216-3408 (LUHS)
(708) 202-1919 (Hines)


Undergraduate School:
New York University
Bronx, NY
Engineering Science, 1973

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering 1975

Graduate School:
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Master of Science, Neurobiology 1977
Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Science 1982

Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Doctor of Medicine, 1986

Residency in Ophthalmology, 1988-1991
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology, 1987-1988
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Washington, DC

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology, 1991-1993
University of Illinois Chicago Eye Center
Chicago, IL

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, certified 1992, recertification 2002 and 2012

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists (AAOP)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Association of Ophthalmic Alumni-Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AOA-AFIP)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists (AVAO)
  • National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and Dentists (NAVAPD)
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society (COS)


  • 1971-1975 New York State Regents' Scholarship
  • 1973-1975 Cornell University McMullen Scholarship
  • 1977-present The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1980-present Mensa
  • 7/91-6/92 Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship, $10,000
  • 3/92-7/93 NIH National Research Service Award, $50,000
  • 11/03-present Ophthalmology Consultant, VISN 12, Veterans Administration
  • 2000-2002 Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists (Vice President and President-elect)
  • 2002-2004 Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists (President)

Research Interests

  • Pathophysiology of glaucoma and retinal ischemia
  • Retinal excitotoxicity
  • Ophthalmic Pathology Virtual Microscopy Workgroup