Majda Hadzihametovic, MD

Medical Instructor

Majda Hadzihametovic, M.D., received her M.D. from University of Belgrade School of Medicine in 2006, followed by Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, from 2007 to 2012. After completing a year of General Surgery training at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2012, she completed Ophthalmology Residency at the same institution from 2013 to 2016, where she served as a chief resident during her final year. She completed a medical retina fellowship at Duke Eye Center in July 2017.

Dr. Hadziahmetovic’s is a clinician scientist with present research agenda focused on teleophthalmology. She is particularly interested in employing telemedicine in early diagnosis, suitable referral and timely treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration using cutting-edge noninvasive optic coherence tomography (OCT) imaging and fundus photography.

Dr. Hadziahmetovic also has a great interest in basic science, especially investigating new mouse models of retinal diseases. Her long term goal is better understanding of disease processes in Age related macular degeneration using different animal models and potential reversal of morphological changes.

Dr. Hadziahmetovic is very excited about staying at Duke Eye Center, great research and clinical institution. She believes that we have to excel at research to improve our clinical practice, and that we have to excel in our medical practice to be able to better interpret and understand limitations of research. Dr. Hadziahmetovic finds the atmosphere at Duke to be very inspiring and looks forward to working with world renowned clinicians and scientists in helping patients via direct clinical care, and through basic and clinical research. She is also passionate about teaching new generations of medical retina specialists, finding it enjoyable and immensely rewarding.