Caroline Klaver, MD, PhD

Caroline Klaver, MD, PhD, is an ophthalmologist/epidemiologist and professor of Epidemiology and Genetics of Eye Disorders at Erasmus MC (University Medical Center), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She received her MD and PhD degrees at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and completed her postdoctoral training at Iowa University, Iowa City, Iowa;  Columbia University, New York City; and with Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York in the field of ophthalmogenetics. 

Her primary focus has been genetic-epidemiologic studies of complex and Mendelian eye disorders. She is the principal investigator of the ophthalmologic studies in eight large epidemiologic cohorts from Rotterdam (total N=27,000 study participants), and a collaborator with many international studies (total N=300,000 study participants). Her focus of research is epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, gene-finding, prediction modelling, environmental factors, gene-environment interaction, and clinical translation of research findings.