EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Harvard College , 2001 , Cambridge , MA

Medical School

  • Yale University School of Medicine , 2009 , New Haven , CT

Internship

  • New York University , 2010 , New York , NY

Residency

  • Columbia University – New York Presbyterian , 2013 , New York , NY

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Whitman serves as an expert for the Department of Ophthalmology for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. TUBB3 Arg262His causes a recognizable syndrome including CFEOM3, facial palsy, joint contractures, and early-onset peripheral neuropathy. Hum Genet. 2021 Dec; 140(12):1709-1731. View abstract
  2. Axonal Growth Abnormalities Underlying Ocular Cranial Nerve Disorders. Annu Rev Vis Sci. 2021 Sep 15; 7:827-850. View abstract
  3. Novel variants in TUBA1A cause congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles with or without malformations of cortical brain development. Eur J Hum Genet. 2021 05; 29(5):816-826. View abstract
  4. Recurrent Rare Copy Number Variants Increase Risk for Esotropia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2020 08 03; 61(10):22. View abstract
  5. Ocular injury via epinephrine auto-injector. J AAPOS. 2020 06; 24(3):179-181. View abstract
  6. Isolation and Culture of Oculomotor, Trochlear, and Spinal Motor Neurons from Prenatal Islmn:GFP Transgenic Mice. J Vis Exp. 2019 11 12; (153). View abstract
  7. Etv1 Controls the Establishment of Non-overlapping Motor Innervation of Neighboring Facial Muscles during Development. Cell Rep. 2019 10 08; 29(2):437-452.e4. View abstract
  8. Decreased ACKR3 (CXCR7) function causes oculomotor synkinesis in mice and humans. Hum Mol Genet. 2019 09 15; 28(18):3113-3125. View abstract
  9. Ex Vivo Oculomotor Slice Culture from Embryonic GFP-Expressing Mice for Time-Lapse Imaging of Oculomotor Nerve Outgrowth. J Vis Exp. 2019 07 16; (149). View abstract
  10. Survey of practice patterns for the management of ophthalmic genetic disorders among AAPOS members: report by the AAPOS Genetic Eye Disease Task Force. J AAPOS. 2019 08; 23(4):226-228.e1. View abstract
  11. Loss of CXCR4/CXCL12 Signaling Causes Oculomotor Nerve Misrouting and Development of Motor Trigeminal to Oculomotor Synkinesis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 10 01; 59(12):5201-5209. View abstract
  12. Neuronal-Specific TUBB3 Is Not Required for Normal Neuronal Function but Is Essential for Timely Axon Regeneration. Cell Rep. 2018 08 14; 24(7):1865-1879.e9. View abstract
  13. Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies a Susceptibility Locus for Comitant Esotropia and Suggests a Parent-of-Origin Effect. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 08 01; 59(10):4054-4064. View abstract
  14. Ocular congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders (CCDDs): insights into axon growth and guidance. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 08 01; 26(R1):R37-R44. View abstract
  15. Ocular Motor Nerve Development in the Presence and Absence of Extraocular Muscle. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 04 01; 58(4):2388-2396. View abstract
  16. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2017 01; 124(1):e11. View abstract
  17. Bifocals Fail to Improve Stereopsis Outcomes in High AC/A Accommodative Esotropia. Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr; 123(4):690-6. View abstract
  18. Two unique TUBB3 mutations cause both CFEOM3 and malformations of cortical development. . 2016 Feb; 170A(2):297-305. View abstract
  19. Complications of pediatric cataract surgery. Semin Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Nov; 29(5-6):414-20. View abstract
  20. Retinal vasculature remodeling in a case of systemic lupus erythematosus vaso-occlusive retinopathy. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014; 8(1):77-82. View abstract
  21. Dent in the forehead: a rare manifestation of metastatic cancer. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 130(10):1349-51. View abstract
  22. A case of lower extremity venous thrombosis in the pediatric emergency department: associations with May-Thurner syndrome and isotretinoin use. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Feb; 27(2):125-8. View abstract
  23. Short tag noose technique for optional and late suture adjustment in strabismus surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Dec; 127(12):1584-90. View abstract
  24. Blood vessels form a migratory scaffold in the rostral migratory stream. J Comp Neurol. 2009 Sep 10; 516(2):94-104. View abstract
  25. Adult neurogenesis and the olfactory system. Prog Neurobiol. 2009 Oct; 89(2):162-75. View abstract
  26. Principles of glomerular organization in the human olfactory bulb--implications for odor processing. PLoS One. 2008 Jul 09; 3(7):e2640. View abstract
  27. Dynamic contribution of nestin-expressing stem cells to adult neurogenesis. J Neurosci. 2007 Nov 14; 27(46):12623-9. View abstract
  28. Synaptic integration of adult-generated olfactory bulb granule cells: basal axodendritic centrifugal input precedes apical dendrodendritic local circuits. J Neurosci. 2007 Sep 12; 27(37):9951-61. View abstract
  29. Adult-generated neurons exhibit diverse developmental fates. Dev Neurobiol. 2007 Jul; 67(8):1079-93. View abstract
  30. A unique subpopulation of Tbr1-expressing deep layer neurons in the developing cerebral cortex. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 May-Jun; 32(1-2):200-14. View abstract
  31. A unique subpopulation of Tbr1-expressing deep layer neurons in the developing cerebral cortex. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2005 Dec; 30(4):538-51. View abstract
  32. Disulfide bond-mediated dimerization of HLA-G on the cell surface. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Dec 10; 99(25):16180-5. View abstract
  33. Binding of the natural killer cell inhibitory receptor Ly49A to its major histocompatibility complex class I ligand. Crucial contacts include both H-2Dd AND beta 2-microglobulin. J Biol Chem. 2002 Jan 11; 277(2):1433-42. View abstract
  34. Kinetics and thermodynamics of beta 2-microglobulin binding to the alpha 3 domain of major histocompatibility complex class I heavy chain. Biochemistry. 2001 May 01; 40(17):5233-42. View abstract
  35. The isolated major histocompatibility complex class I alpha3 domain binds beta2m and CD8alphaalpha dimers. Mol Immunol. 2000 Feb-Mar; 37(3-4):141-9. View abstract
  36. ICAM-1 co-stimulation has differential effects on the activation of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. Eur J Immunol. 1999 03; 29(3):809-14. View abstract
  37. Duane Syndrome. GeneReviews®. 1993. View abstract
  38. Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles. GeneReviews®. 1993. View abstract