Jennifer Adeghate, MD

  • Third Year Resident in Ophthalmology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Adeghate was born in Budapest, Hungary and grew up in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. She returned to Budapest to attend medical school at Semmelweis University, where she discovered her passion for ophthalmology, and went on to conduct research on calcium-buffer proteins and their role as specific markers of human retinal neurons. She also had a fondness for education and was a mentor to many of her juniors as a teaching assistant in anatomy and pathophysiology. After graduating summa cum laude from Semmelweis University, she worked as a clinical research fellow for two years at the Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where she focused on age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. During this time, she was also a visiting research scholar at the Glaucoma Research Center at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where she contributed to ongoing prospective studies regarding screening for glaucoma in underserved communities. Dr. Adeghate has participated in several community vision outreach programs, including Give Kids Sight Day in Philadelphia, the Kress Vision Program at Weill Cornell, and Wills Eye Hospital’s Vision Screening Program for elementary school children. She has published several peer-reviewed articles to date, and is passionate about contributing further to the field of ophthalmology through research, education, and community service. Dr. Adeghate completed her internship in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College prior to beginning her residency in ophthalmology at UPMC. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.