Theodore G. Drivas, MD, PhD Theodore G. Drivas, MD, PhD, is fellow in the Division of Human Genetics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA InternshipInternal Medicine, Clinical Scientist Pathway - Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY FellowshipHuman Genetics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Fellow, Human Genetics Fellowship Program Departments and Services Division of Human Genetics Publications Papers2015 Sochor MA*, Vasireddy V*, Drivas TG*, Wojno A, Doung T, Shpylchak I, Bennicelli J, Chung D, Bennet J, Lewis M. (2015). An autogenously regulated expression system for gene therapeutic ocular applications. Sci Rep 5:17105 Drivas TG*, Wojno AP*, Tucker B, Stone E, Bennet J. (2015). Basal exon skipping and genetic pleiotropy: a predictive model of disease pathogenesis. Sci Transl Med 7(291):291-97. 2014 Drivas TG, Bennett J. (2014). CEP290 and the Primary Cilium. Adv Exp Med Biol 801: 519-25 2013 Drivas TG, Holzbaur EL, Bennett J. (2013). Disruption of CEP290 microtubule/membrane-binding domains causesretinal degeneration. J Clin Invest 123(10):4525-39. 2012 Drivas TG and Bennett J. (2012) The bionic retina: a small molecule with big potential for visual restoration. Neuron 75(2):185-7. 2011 Prosser DC, Drivas TG, Maldonado-Báez L, and Wendland B. (2011). Rho1 and the formin Bni1 mediate an Arp2/3-and clathrin-independent endocytic pathway. J Cell Biol 195:657-71. 2008 Maldonado-Báez L, Dores MR, Perkins EM, Drivas TG, Hicke L, and Wendland B. (2008). Interaction between Epsin/Yap180 Adaptors and the Scaffolds Ede1/Pan1 Is Required for Endocytosis. Mol Biol Cell 19:2936-2948 King MC, Drivas TG, Blobel G. (2008). A network of nuclear envelope membrane proteins linking centromeres to microtubules. Cell 134:427-438 Awards and Honors Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation NIH F30 Individual NRSA Fellowship Stuart L. Fine Ophthalmology Medical Student Research Prize Travel Award, American Society for Gene and Cellular Therapies 16th Annual Meeting Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration Graduate Scholarship, Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship High School Scientific Essay Award Semifinalist, NYC Science and Engineering Fair Eagle Scout Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.