Retinal Specialist Joins University of Rochester Eye Institute

November 21, 2006

The University of Rochester Eye Institute welcomes retinal specialist David M. Kleinman, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., who joins the faculty as an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Kleinman previously was an ophthalmologist in private practice with Retina Specialists of the Finger Lakes. He specializes in vitreoretinal surgery.

In addition to his clinical and research activities, Kleinman works closely with industry to help develop new ophthalmic technologies. He serves as consulting medical director for MacuSight Inc., a venture capital-backed retinal pharmaceutical company based in California. MacuSight is currently in clinical trials with a therapy for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  He also consults for Bausch and Lomb Inc., as well as biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical, and health care investment firms nationally. Additionally, he serves as president and co-founder of Eyeon Therapeutics Inc., a start-up firm based in Rochester developing nanotechnologies to construct better eye drops. As an academic advisor, Kleinman works with the Simon School of Business in their health sciences management program.

Kleinman is the former chief of Ophthalmology at Denver Health Medical Center in Colorado. In Denver, he was also an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute. A native of Rochester and a graduate of Brighton High School, he holds a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University and a medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He graduated as a dean’s scholar from the Simon School of Business in June 2004.

Kleinman’s clinical activities are focused on treating patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachments. He was recognized with the Community Faculty of the Year award earlier this year by the residents at the University of Rochester Eye Institute.

Kleinman and his family reside in Rochester.

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