My name is Mark E. Kleinman; I am a board-certified ophthalmologist, retinal specialist, and physician-scientist at the University of Kentucky. I focus on the medical and surgical management of diseases of the retina and vitreous including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular pucker and holes, uveitis, and infectious and inflammatory diseases of the retina and choroid. 75 percent of my efforts are committed to conducting basic and clinical science research on neovascular and degenerative eye diseases with specific emphases on aging, inflammation and molecular imaging of early pathological changes to the retina and choroid.
I joined the University of Kentucky in 2006 after completing both my medical education and a surgery internship at New York University. While completing my medical degree, I developed a specific interest in the field of stem/progenitor cell biology and anomalous vascular growth, in particular with proliferating infantile hemangioma, for which I received the Weston Research Grant. At the University of Kentucky, I performed a post-doctoral research fellowship, supported by the IRRF Charles D. Kelman Award, followed by an ophthalmology residency and a 2-year vitreoretinal fellowship. My research interests are focused on defining the molecular interface of angiogenesis and cell death mediators within the biologic spectrum of immune-related inflammation in retinal diseases using next-generation molecular techniques in transcriptomic profiling and functional proteomics. My translational goals are focused on the development of diagnostic bio-imaging tools and to design new therapeutic approaches to vision and life threatening eye diseases.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
New York University School of Medicine
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington
Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Certifications or Special training
American Board of Ophthalmology
The Kleinman Lab - Ocular Biology and Imaging at the University of Kentucky
Shriners Medical Center
Fourth and Fifth Floors
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington KY 40508
Kentucky Eye Institute
601 Perimeter Drive
Lexington KY 40517
UK HealthCare Jessamine Eye Center
100 John Sutherland Drive, Suite 3
Nicholasville KY 40356-2424
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