SCHAFFRATH, Kim Katharina

SCHAFFRATH, Kim Katharina
Dr.med.

Appointments

2016 – present         Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen

 

Academic Qualification and Education

2008 – 2015         Medical studies, RWTH Aachen University
2015  State Examination Human Medicine, RWTH Aachen University
2019    Doctor of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University

 

Teaching Experience

2010 – 2013     Student assistant, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University
2016 – present            Seminar for students on applied ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University

 

Honors, Awards, Scholarships and Other Appointments (Selection)

06/2018       

Best abstracts award (travelling scholarship) at the Retinologische Gesellschaft (RG) annual meeting

Title: “Pharmacological and electrical modulation of the spontaneous activity in degenerative retinas of rd10 mice“

09/2018 

Best posters award at the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG) annual meeting

Title: “Biocompatibility of epiretinal prostheses extended by an integrated circuit (IC) based optical capturing via photodiodes (OPTO-EPIRET)“

2017 – 2018              Fellowship in mentoring program „TANDEMpeerMED“ (Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University)

 

Research Topics

Artificial Vision, Retinal Degeneration, Biomaterials, Epiretinal Prostheses

 

Key Publications

Schaffrath K, Schellhase H, Walter P et al., „One-Year Safety and Performance Assessment of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis: A Postapproval Study”. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019, May 30th. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1476

Lohmann, TK, Haiss F, Schaffrath K et al “The Very Large Electrode Array for Retinal Stimulation (VLARS) – A concept study" 2019 J. Neural Eng.https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/ab4113).