Dr. Peden is a retina and macula specialist who completed his training in 2009. After completing his fellowship at the University of Florida, he joined the faculty where he most recently served as division director of Vitreo-retinal Disease and Surgery, as well as, the fellowship director. He continues to maintain an adjunct appointment with the University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology where he volunteers his time lecturing residents and conducting translational research.
Dr. Peden has published and/or co-published 15 articles in peer reviewed journals. At the University of Florida he was involved in multiple clinical trials and funded basic science research, including a sentinel gene therapy trial for treatment of Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis. His other primary research interests include new techniques for drug and gene therapy delivery to the retina and choroid, pharmacologic treatment for mitigation of proliferative vitreo retinopathy and macular scarring, as well as utilization of computer simulation as an adjunct for medical education.
Dr. Peden earned his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of Florida and completed his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine with academic honors. He was elected as a junior member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Chapman chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. After completing a categorical medicine internship at the University of Florida, he completed his Ophthalmology residency training at the University of Florida and is fellowship trained in vitreo-retinal surgery and disease.
Dr. Peden maintains memberships and/or certiﬁcations with the following groups and associations:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Retina Specialists
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology