Professor Campochiaro was trained at the University of Notre Dame, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia. Professor Campochiaro joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in 1991 and currently serves there as the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience.
His major research interests are in gaining a greater understanding of the roles of peptide growth and trophic factors in the retina and retinal pigmented-epithelium with an ultimate goal of developing new treatments for proliferative retinopathies, choroidal neovascularization, and retinal degenerations. A highly respected clinical researcher with a particular expertise in ocular neovascularisation and vascular leakage, his laboratory research group helped to demonstrate the importance of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway in retinal and choroidal vascular diseases. As a clinician, he has had significant experience in many of the clinical studies evaluating anti-VEGF- A therapies.