Headshot photo of Hiroshi Ishikawa, M.D.

Hiroshi Ishikawa, M.D.

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Casey Reading Center
  • Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine


I have over 25 years of research experience in image processing for ocular imaging devices (i.e. optical coherence tomography (OCT), ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM)) and machine learning applications in clinical ophthalmology. My research work yielded 19 intellectual properties; 9 US patents allowed, 2 US patents pending, and 8 copy rights. I am recognized as the first inventor of the detailed macular retinal layer segmentation of OCT images. Recently, I have been collaborating with IBM Watson Research Team on AI applications in glaucoma, which is my current research focus.

I am currently the Medical Director of the Casey Reading Center, and head of the Center for AI Research in Ophthalmology (CAIRO) Lab at Casey Eye Institute.

Outside of work, my passion lies in playing guitars and video games.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 1989, Mie University School of Medicine

Areas of interest

  • Ocular Imaging, Image Processing, Machine Leaning, Artificial Intelligence, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology



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