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Health Care Team


Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, DPhil


Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, DPhil, is the director of the Vision Development Institute in the Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). She earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and her doctorate in neurophysiology at the University of Oxford, England. She completed her residency at the Doheny Eye Institute/USC and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch’s research interests focus on visual neuroscience and development, strabismus, amblyopia and the epidemiology of pediatric eye disease. She is investigating the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging to study cortical binocular interactions. Her research into early intervention for childhood hypermetropia (far-sightedness) is funded by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).