SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS
Two decades of teaching experience, at the undergraduate, post-graduate, medical school level and post-medical school levels, in chemistry, physiology, pharmacology, medicine and surgery.
14 years of research experience involving animal behavior, endocrinology, cell culture work, pathological study, case-reviews, and molecular biology contributing to important commonly referenced work.
Extensive writing experience in books, magazines, peer-reviewed journals, academia, and on the internet.
A rich work and educational history notable for achievements related to dedication and drive.
A unique perspective as an ophthalmologist having worked in both the private and academic sectors.
Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana, Magna Cum Laude, 1985
Master of Science, Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1988
Doctor of Philosophy, Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1990
Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana, Graduation with Honors, 1993
CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Board-Certified in Ophthalmology, November 1999
Medical Internship, Sinai Hopsital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993-1994
Residency in Ophthalmology, The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1994- 1998
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (in association with Tufts University), 1998- 1999
Private Practice, Medical and Surgical Retina, Retina Vitreous Associates, 1999-2000
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 2000-2004
Adjunct Faculty, Division of Health and Sciences and School of Nursing, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois 2007-present
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 2000-2004
Visiting Instructor in Endocrine Physiology (nominated for the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award), University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana, January 1992-May 1992
Teaching Assistant in Physiology 312 (Introduction to Endocrinology), Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana, January 1989-May 1989
Teaching Assistant in Medical Physiology (awarded Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1990), University of Illinois College of Medicine and Department of Physiology, Urbana, Illinois, September 1988-May 1991
Teaching Assistant (ranked as Excellent) in General Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana, January 1984-May 1986
Junior Great Books Instructor 2nd-5th Grade, Westmoor School, Northbrook Illinois 2002-2005
“Medical Experimentation”. Symposium on the Value of the Human Being: Medical Ethics and Society. Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. March 21-22, 1992.
“Convergent evolution of the eye in vertebrates and cephalopods”. Guest Lecture in Physiology 402 (Comparative Physiology), University of Illinois Department of Physiology and Biophysics. April 26, 1988 and April 25, 1989.
Medical research reviewing 28 years of temporal artery biopsy specimens to determine validity of bilateral biopsies in clinical practice. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Clinical investigation of a novel corneal dystrophy in a Midwestern family including pathologic and biomolecular studies to find the gene involved. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
PhD thesis molecular biological research with Dr. Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, investigating the hormonal modulation of sex steroid receptors in human breast cancer cells, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana, May 1985-August 1990
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant in animal behavior and endocrinology for four years with Dr. C. Susan Carter, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana, investigating reproductive behavior in the prairie vole (Microtus ochragaster), September 1981-May 1985
Peer-reviewed abstracts and publications as related to undergraduate, PhD thesis-related and medical research as listed about. A full list available upon request.
Representative examples (Please note, maiden name was LD Read):
Boyev LR, Miller NR, Green WR. Efficacy of unilateral versus bilateral temporal artery biopsies for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 128:211-215, 1999.
Read LD, Keith D, Slamon DJ and Katzenellenbogen BS. Hormonal modulation of HER-2/neu oncogene mRNA and p185 expression in human breast cancer cell lines. Cancer Research. 50:3947-3951, 1990.
Read LD, Snider CE, Miller JS, Greene GL, and Katzenellenbogen BS. Ligand -modulated regulation of progesterone receptor messenger ribonucleic acid and protein in human breast cancer cell lines. Molecular Endocrinology. 2:263-271, 1988.
Read LD and Katzenellenbogen BS. Characterization and regulation of estrogen and progesterone receptors in breast cancer. In: Genes, Oncogenes and Hormones: Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer. R.B. Dickson and M.E. Lippman (Eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA. pp 277-299, 1991
Boyev LR. TPA studied as therapy for retinal diseases. Ophthalmology Times. 22:1,39-40, 1997.
Boyev LR. TPA does not improve visual outcome in CNV removal. Ophthalmology Times. 22:27, 1997.
Boyev LR. Prophylactic argon or diode laser treatment of high risk drusen associated with complications. Ophthalmology Times. 22:24,33, 1997.
Boyev LR. Retina and RPE transplants into human and animal eyes remain viable. Ophthalmology Times. 22:34-35, 1997.
Boyev LR. (Book review) Books, Software and Electronic Media: The Eye: Basic Sciences and Practices. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 122:917-918, 1996.
Boyev LR. A Contact Lens Survival Guide (Guide for first-year residents on contact lens fitting later used by the faculty in lectures at Johns Hopkins). September 1994, Revised June 1996.
Boyev LR. A first- and second-year resident survival guide, Wilmer Eye Institute. Johns Hopkins Hospital June 1995, Revised June 1997.
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
First Place, University of Illinois College of Medicine Medical Research Forum, Chicago, Illinois, January 22, 1988
Biotechnology Center Industrial Affiliates Program Graduate Student Travel Award for the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Francisco, May 24-27, 1989
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, College of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Illinois, 1989-1990
Robert Emerson Memorial Grant (for scholastic achievement in pursuit of graduate studies), School of Life Sciences, University of Illinois, 1990
McGraw-Hill Book Award for Outstanding Basic Sciences Performance in Medical School, February 1991
University of Illinois College of Medicine Leon F. Moldovsky Scholarship (for outstanding performance in physiology), March 1991
Fellowship, University of Illinois College of Medicine, September 1991- July1992
Fellowship, University of Illnois Medical Scholars Program Bloomfield/Arnold Fellowship, September 1992-May 1993
Merck Manual Award for Outstanding Student, Class of 1993, University of Illinois College of Medicine, May 1993
American Medical Women's Association Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, May 1993
Book Award for "Intern of the Month", Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Department of Medicine, July 1993
Book Award for knowledge in infectious diseases, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, June 1994
Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Honors Society
Golden Key Undergraduate Honors Society
Alpha Phi Omega Public Service Fraternity (active 1982-1984)
Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
American Medical Association
Illinois State Medical Society (active 1988-1993)
American Medical Student Association (active 1990-1993)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society
Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology (Retired Member)
Alto in the Northbrook Community Choir
Member of the Oakton Community College Guitar Ensemble 2004-2010
Member of Classic Guitar Trio (with educational performances at schools and libraries) 2010-present
Classical and modern music composition, electronic music production
Machinima (production, voice acting and music scoring)
Art: in traditional media as well as computer art, maintains an online art gallery on several websites
Maintains two online personal websites, a webcomic and a popular blog (over 100,000 hits)