Reid F Schindler, MD, FRCS (C), FAAO

Dr. Schindler is a Board Certified ophthalmologist in private practice with Retina Specialists of Southern Arizona, and holds an academic appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, The University of Arizona. Dr. Schindler is the Immediate Past Chief of Staff, Ascension Health/Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital (Tucson, AZ). He also previously served on the faculty at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Schindler is a specialist in the treatment of ocular disease with radiation. He was an investigator on the ophthalmic brachytherapy application Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS), under the auspices of the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). This multicenter investigation was designed to evaluate brachytherapy interventions for patients who have choroidal melanoma, now the standard of care for this disease. Dr. Schindler’s practice continues as a referral center of excellence for ocular brachytherapy.

Dr. Schindler is the author of a number of peer-reviewed medical journal articles. He has served as an investigator of numerous medical trials in Wet AMD, including the NEI/NIH sponsored CATT Trial: Comparison of Wet AMD Treatments, Genentech’s SAILOR Study of Lucentis®, and Visudyne®/Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).

Dr. Schindler is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Schindler’s fellowship training was at the Wills Eye Hospital. He also completed a traveling fellowship to eight retinal centers in Western Europe. Dr. Schindler received his Medical Doctorate at the University of Alberta, and ophthalmology residency training at the University of Western Ontario.