Nicholas J. Volpe, MD, specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and is the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and is the George and Edwina Tarry Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. He is also affiliated with the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute. Dr. Volpe has published more than 100 scientific papers on optic nerve disease, management of double vision, adult strabismus surgery and pupillometry, among other topics. He also has written numerous book chapters and recently published the second edition of his textbook, Neuro-ophthalmology—Diagnosis and Management, which is the definitive single volume text in the field of neuro-ophthalmology.
Dr. Volpe’s clinical interests are in neuro-ophthalmic disorders, particularly optic nerve disease, visual field loss, double vision diagnosis and adult strabismus surgery (eye muscle surgery with adjustable sutures). His research interests are in new diagnostic technologies, surgical techniques, education of ophthalmology residents and clinical trials for optic nerve disease. He has been recognized with several honors, including the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Straatsma Award for excellence in resident education from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology and the Robert Dunning Dripps Memorial Award for excellence in graduate medical education from the University of Pennsylvania.