Dr. Charles Wykoff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in molecular biology from Oxford University in England while on a Marshall Scholarship. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. As a medical student, he co-authored the book, 'Fighting Global Blindness.' He completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. While there, he was awarded a Heed Fellowship and the Ronald G. Michels Foundation award, the nation's highest honor for a retina surgery fellow. Following fellowship, he served on the Bascom Palmer faculty as chief resident and co-director of ocular trauma.
His research interests pertain to angiogenesis and retinal vascular diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusive diseases and vitreoretinal surgery topics such as retinal detachments, epiretinal membranes and macular holes. His research has resulted in more than 100 combined peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, book chapters and national meeting presentations. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society and the Macula Society. He is fluent in Spanish and spends his free time with his family. He is an active triathlete and loves to hike and mountain bike.