About Lev Prasov, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Assistant Professor of Human Genetics

  • MD - University of Michigan
  • PhD - University of Michigan
  • Residency - Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
  • Fellowship - Ophthalmic Genetics, National Eye Institute

Lev Prasov is a physician-scientist practicing comprehensive ophthalmology and ophthalmic genetics. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Michigan. Following his studies, he completed his medical and graduate studies as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Michigan. His completed his PhD in Human Genetics in the laboratory of Tom Glaser. Following his medical school training, he completed his transitional year internship at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and ophthalmology residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye center. He subsequently completed fellowship training in Ophthalmic Genetics at the National Eye Institute (National Institutes of Health). He is now a NIH/NEI K12 scholar in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Human Genetics, and he has received funding for his work through the Knights Templar Eye Foundation and the Bright Focus Foundation. In 2019, he was awarded the ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician Scientist award. The focus of his research and part of his clinical practice is on the genetic basis of developmental ocular disorders, specifically glaucoma and disorders of refractive error.