Charles C. Wykoff MD PhD is Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Houston; Chairman of Research and Clinical Trials Subcommittee, Retina Consultants of America; Deputy Chair for Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Texas.

He received his baccalaureate from MIT, PhD from Oxford University while on a Marshall Scholarship, and MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he served as Chief Resident/Co-Director of Ocular Trauma and received a Heed Fellowship and the Ronald G. Michels Award.

Dr. Wykoff is passionate about translational research and clinical trial design, and has published over 140 peer reviewed manuscripts.  His research interests pertain to angiogenesis and retinal vascular diseases as well as vitreoretinal surgical topics. He has been awarded the AAO Secretariat and Achievement Awards as well as the ASRS Honor and Senior Honor Awards.  He is an elected member of The Retina Society and The Macula Society, was a founding member of the Ophthalmology Retina Editorial Board, and serves as the President-elect for the Vit-Buckle Society.

Dr Wykoff is actively involved in entrepreneurial activities and serves on multiple scientific advisory boards and global clinical-trial steering committees for companies spanning the innovative process from early to late stage development.  His guiding philosophy is to build and strengthen innovative, ethical teams focused on developing new approaches to improving outcomes for blinding diseases.