Dr. Fawzi is a vitreoretinal surgeon and clinician-scientist, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. She divides her time between her clinical/surgical practice and her NIH-Funded research at Northwestern University.
At Northwestern University, Dr. Fawzi runs an active NIH-funded translational research laboratory. Her lab studies animal models of ischemic retinopathies and her clinical research focuses on novel functional retinal imaging approaches including OCT angiography, visible-light OCT and hyperspectral imaging. Recognized for her imaging research, Dr. Fawzi serves on the Editorial Boards of Scientific Reports (Nature), Retina Journal and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as serving on several NIH study sections. She has authored/coauthored over 160 peer-reviewed articles, has delivered several named Lectureships and has been elected a member of the Retina and Macula Societies. She has received the Honor Award of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.