Ophthalmologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Karina Julian, MD is an Associate Staff Physician in the Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Dr Julian is an European Board Certified Ophthalmlogist who specializes in Uveitis and Inflammatory Ocular Diseases .
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr Julian practiced as Staff Opthalmologist at Austral University Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was also the head of the Uveitis Clinic at the Instituto de la Visión in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first private setting uveitis department in the country.
Dr Julian earned both her Medical and Ophthalmology degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed two fellowships in Uveitis; the first at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; the second at La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne Universités) in Paris, France. Her experience in so different clinical settings, South America and Europe, has contributed to her deep understanding on the relation between genetics and enviroment in uveitis clinical course.
Dr Julian is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at Austral University School of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina and works as a reviewer and associate editor for important cientific journals in the field of Ocular Inflammation. Her present research project is focussed on the influence of ancestry in the severity of uveitis course.