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Dr. Shiri Soudry 

Dr. Shiri Soudry is an Attending Physician in the Ophthalmology Department of the Rambam Health Care Campus, and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Ruth Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. 

Dr. Soudry earned her medical degree from the Technion, and completed her Ophthalmology residency training at the Tel Aviv Medical Center. She was accepted to the prestigious advanced Medical/Surgical Retina Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She carried on to complete another Clinical/Research Fellowship training in the field of Inherited Retinal Diseases/Retinal Degenerations and Advanced Retina Imaging at the Retina Unit of University of California, San Francisco. She joined the Rambam faculty in 2014. 

Dr. Soudry’s clinical expertise includes medical and surgical treatment of a broad variety of vitreoretinal diseases, for which she utilizes advanced treatment modalities and vitreoretinal surgery techniques. Dr. Soudry has served as an investigator in multiple past and current large clinical trials, and has extensive experience in conducting clinical research in accordance with international and institutional guidelines. She is actively involved in academic teaching of medical students and residents. 

Dr. Soudry's research interest focuses on exploring processes of molecular self-assembly occurring in disease states in the eye, and their importance in major retinal disorders. We hypothesize that various peptides and metabolites accumulating in retinal degenerations can self- assemble into cytotoxic structures, which may play a role in the pathogenesis of the retinopathy. Our goal is to derive conceptual and mechanistic insights that will guide the rational development of novel therapeutic avenues for these retinal neurodegenerations.