New Insight: Mentorship and the Next Generation with David Eichenbaum, MD


The latest episode of New Insight with Veeral Sheth, MD features an insightful conversation with David Eichenbaum, MD on his goals in mentoring the next generation of retina specialists, sharing anecdotes about his own journey in ophthalmology.

The next generation in medicine is already beginning to find its footholds and usher in a new era. In the field of ophthalmology, it is no different.

The latest episode of New Insight with Veeral Sheth, MD features a conversation with guest David Eichenbaum, MD, the director of research for Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida, on the very factor that better allows the next generation to come of age: mentorship.

Eichenbaum runs one of the busiest clinical trials centers across the country and is a familiar face at major medical meetings during the year, often presenting data from one of the 70-plus clinical trials for which he has been the principal investigator. But, as Sheth and Eichenbaum suggest in this episode, their role as mentors to the next generation is what defines them as retina specialists.

On the heels of an already busy year in the space, the experts discuss the hot topic of geographic atrophy and the FDA-approval of pegcetacoplan injection (SYFOVRE), with insight into their early experience treating this previously unmet need in their clinics. With that in mind, the experts consider the changing landscape of retina, from when they first started to the continuing evolutions in the field that broaden the scope of retina care.

In that vein, the experts describe their evolving role as investigators to mentors and finally, to stewards for the next generation of retina specialists beginning their own journey in medicine. Eichenbaum provides anecdotes from his tenured career alongside inspirational quotes, with a bit of banter in-between. They touch on how the changes in medicine and emerging technologies are exciting, but what excites them most is the people who are joining the field and the anticipation for these young scientific minds to blossom.

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