Dr. Jennifer K. Sun Promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School 

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Jennifer K. Sun, MD, MPH has been promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Any promotion within the Harvard academic system is a major achievement directly dependent on excellence in research, teaching and clinical care.  Promotion to full Professor is one of the greatest recognitions available at Harvard and widely considered one of the most prestigious achievements in all of academia.

Dr. Sun’s promotion recognizes the entirety of the global impact of her work through her publication record, teaching, invited presentations, research funding, and numerous honors and awards.  Dr. Sun’s accomplishments to date in diabetes ophthalmic research and clinical care are highly deserving of this remarkable recognition.  She is widely respected as one of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable investigators in the design, implementation and analyses of diabetic retinopathy clinical trials.  Dr. Sun’s efforts have already had a major international impact on the field of diabetic eye care through her leadership of studies that have dramatically changed the standard of clinical care for diabetic retinal disease.  As Chair of Diabetes Initiatives for the DRCR Retina Network and Scientific Co-Director of the Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative, she currently leads two of the premier organizations undertaking clinical research efforts in diabetic retinal disease.

Dr. Sun becomes the third Harvard Professor of the Beetham Eye Institute, joining Lloyd M. Aiello and LPA.  Her promotion to Professor is also a recognition of the Joslin environment that has nurtured her career.  Upon joining the Joslin faculty in 2005, she became the first participant in the Harvard Clinician Scientist K12 program with Dr. Lloyd Paul Aiello as her primary mentor and she has also collaborated closely over the last 2 decades with Dr. George King in his groundbreaking Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study.  Her achievements reflect the excellence of the research program and clinical care at the Beetham Eye Institute/Joslin and the incredible dedication of our staff, faculty and fellows to improving visual outcomes in people with diabetes around the world. 

Please join us in wishing Dr. Jennifer Sun well-deserved congratulations on this wonderful achievement!  There will be a more formal recognition at Joslin sometime in the fall.

LPA & George L. King, MD

See more on our social media here.