Mandi D. Conway, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences

Department Contact: 
Kristen Neugebauer
Phone: 602-827-2972

Michael R. Foley, MD

Brief Bio

Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Mandi D. Conway, MD, FACS, is a compassionate, exemplary physician specializing in medical and surgical retinal care.

A native of Illinois, Dr. Conway graduated from the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School and completed her residency at the Department of Ophthalmology Tulane University Medical Center. Prior to medical school, she studied Immunology in Southern Illinois University graduate program.

Following her residency, Dr. Conway completed two Vitreoretinal Fellowships at Washington University in St Louis and a Post-doctoral National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Fellowship in molecular biology with an emphasis on viral diseases of the Retinal with Michael Murphey-Corb, PhD, at the Tulane Regional Primate Research Center. There, she was on the team developing a vaccine for Lyme disease (World Health Organization sponsored) and AIDS (NIH sponsored).

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Macula Society, American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Uveitis Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Women in Retina and Women in Ophthalmology. Annually, she attends 5-6 professional meetings for yearly up to date Ophthalmologic Training, earning upward of 100 Continuing Medical Education hours, and she is currently pursuing leadership training in an 18-month course sponsored by the Scottsdale Health Care Organization.

With more than 100 publications, including scientific articles and books, Dr. Conway continues to give back to her profession. In addition to being published, Conway has instructed numerous undergraduate and graduate courses related to the science of ophthalmology. She teaches a retina review course and ongoing lectures for the Tulane University Department of Ophthalmology. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Retina, Archives Ophthalmology and Von Graefes Archives of Ophthalmology.