Alan D. Proia, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Clinical Chair of Pathology at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Proia received his bachelor’s degree in biology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He was a fellow in The Rockefeller University – Cornell University Medical College M.D.-Ph.D. Program in the Biomedical Sciences and received his Ph.D. in lipid metabolism in 1979 and his M.D. in 1980. Dr. Proia completed a residency in clinical and anatomic pathology at Duke University in 1984 with subspecialization in ophthalmic pathology. Dr. Proia has been on the faculty at Duke University since 1984 and the faculty of Campbell University since January 2019.
Dr. Proia’s research interests focus on the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and open-angle glaucoma, though all aspects of eye disease interest him. He lives in Durham, and his hobbies are bird watching and international travel.