March 14, 2011

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group names Dr. Ben Ticho to Executive CommitteeDr. Ben Ticho with patientBenjamin Ticho, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), a collaborative network of physicians who participate in clinical research in strabismus, amblyopia and other eye disorders that affect children.

Dr. Ticho sees pediatric patients and teaches residents and fellows in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary part time and is in private practice in Chicago’s southwestern suburbs.

The PEDIG network was formed in 1997 and is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). There are currently over 60 participating sites (offices) with over 120 pediatric ophthalmologists and pediatric optometrists in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participating in the network.

Dr. Ticho completed his fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern Memorial Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI).  He also completed a preceptorship in ocular pathology at the Wilmer Eye Institute.  He received his MD cum laude from the University of Michigan Medical School.  Dr. Ticho was named a Top Doctor for the Chicago Metro Area by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. each year this regional list was published, 2001-2007.  He joined the IEEI faculty in 1992.