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Professor of Ophthalmology


Adult & Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology


Medical School
Semmelweis Medical School
(Budapest, Hungary)

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery / Moorfields Eye Hospital
Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology
(London, UK)

State University of New York – Buffalo (Buffalo, New York)

Ophthalmology: Péterfy Teaching Hospital (Budapest, Hungary)
Neurology: State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)

Neuro-Ophthalmology (2000-2001): Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA)
Neuro-Imaging (2001-2002): Winchester Medical Center (Winchester, VA)
Dent Neurological Institute  (Buffalo, NY)

Semmelweis University Clinical Medicine Doctoral School  (Budapest, Hungary)
“The Role of fMRI Perimetry in the Diagnosis of Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders and Its Implications to Neural Plasticity of Visual Perception.”

Dr. Szatmary’s training background is in ophthalmology in Hungary and neurology in the US. She completed her Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining UNC Ophthalmology, Dr. Szatmary’s cross-disciplinary expertise applied to a range of physician roles in neuro-ophthalmology, neurology, and neuroimaging.  

Dr. Szatmary continues to hold an appointment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology as an Affiliate Professor of Ophthalmology. She is also an ongoing Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist for her alma mater — Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary.  At the Hattiesburg Clinic Department of Neurology (Hattiesburg, MS), she served as Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology and as Neuroimaging Fellowship Director. Dr. Szatmary also served as Director of Stroke Services at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. 

Dr. Szatmary’s wealth of cross-disciplinary experience includes direct teaching and conference presentations in Ophthalmology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology and Neuro-Ophthalmology. She is widely published in neurology and neuro-ophthalmology, has served in a range of leadership capacities in neuro-ophthalmology and neuroimaging organizations, and has held multiple editorial positions for peer-reviewed neurology and neuro-ophthalmology publications. 

Aside from her professional activities, Dr. Gabriella Szatmary enjoys traveling and various sport activities. She loves to create and nurture bonsai, an activity that ties in with her other passion of meditation. She is a certified Vajrayana teacher. 

Please call 984-974-2020 to make an appointment with Dr. Szatmary. She offers patient care in English and Hungarian and sees Neuro-Ophthalmology adult and pediatric patients at the UNC Kittner Eye Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday.