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Sequenom Announces Formation of Ophthalmology Clinical Advisory Board
Date:10/14/2010

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"I am delighted to be chairman of the ophthalmology clinical advisory board at Sequenom," stated Gregory Hageman, PhD. "As a team, we look forward to advising Sequenom on navigating the path toward introducing tests for patients with eye disorders. Given the increased incidence of AMD, a genetic test may be very helpful with the management of this debilitating disease."

Jeffrey S. Heier, MD – Dr. Heier received his medical degree from Boston University, then did his transitional internship and ophthalmology residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.  Between his internship and residency, Dr. Heier served as a physician in a Combat Support Hospital in the Persian Gulf War, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.  Dr. Heier then completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston/Tufts University School of Medicine.  He is a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, and the co-director of the vitreoretinal fellowship.  Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston is one of the largest and most prestigious multi-specialty ophthalmology practices in the United States.  Dr Heier is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts School of Medicine, and a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Heier is the Secretary of Online Education for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the past President of the Center for Eye Research and Education Foundation in Boston, MA.  Dr. Heier is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, and the Macula Society. From the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Heier received the Senior Achievement Award in 2010, the Secretariat Award in 2007, and the Honor Award in 2003.  He is also the recipient of the Honor Award and Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists.  

Karen Gehrs, MD – Dr. Gehrs received her medi
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