Holly B. Hindman, M.D.

Holly B. Hindman, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 276-0324
Office: (585) 273-3937

Research Bio

Dr. Hindman specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases, cataract, and in laser refractive surgery.

Dr. Hindman is a Rochester, NY native who returned to the area after training at Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, and The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease at the Flaum Eye Institute. Dr. Hindman has expertise in the medical treatment of cornea and ocular surface disease and in the latest surgical techniques including: penetrating, lamellar (DALK) and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), keratoprosthesis, and laser refractive surgery (including customized and conventional LASIK and PRK as well as PTK).

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Hindman is involved in cornea reasearch and has a special research interest in corneal wound healing and refractive problems of the eye and has received a National Institutes of Health grant to support these scientific endeavors. As a clinician scientist, she will allow us to rapidly incorporate the newest cutting-edge research into patient care. Dr. Hindman also helps to educate the next generation of doctors as the Director of the Ophthalmology Clerkships for the University of Rochester medical students.

Dr. Hindman's professional memberships include: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Wilmer Residents' Association, New York State Ophthalmological Society, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, and the Cornea Society.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Top Ophthalmologist, spotlighted in | International Association of Healthcare Professionals 2011
Recipient, NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research 2010 - 2012
Faculty Teaching Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2009
Ski Patroller Candidate of the Year | Hunt Hollow Ski Club | Naples, New York 2009
Finalist, Annual AUPO/Research to Prevent Blindness Resident & Fellow Research Forum | Sarasota, Florida 2008
Recipient, NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research 2008 - 2010
Mitchell Prize for Resident Research | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2007
Best Poster Award | American Board of Ophthalmology 2007 Annual Meeting | New Orleans, Louisiana 2007
Fellow, Society of Heed Fellows | The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation | Cleveland, Ohio 2007 - 2008
Walter J. Stark Research Grant Award | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2006
Outstanding Resident Award | Greater Baltimore Medical Center | Baltimore, Maryland 2006 - 2007
Peter J. McDonnell Research Grant Award | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2005
Paul Dudley White/Andrew Sellard Traveling Fellowship | Eye Care Communication Program, Belize 2002
Morton F. Goldberg Research Grant Award | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2001 - 2004
Ohiyesa Fellowship and Scholarship | Dartmouth Medical School | Conducted in Guatemala 2000
Harvard Medical School Pasteur Research Grant Award | Harvard Medical School | Boston, Massachusetts 2000
James W. Lyons Award | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1998
Dinkelspiel Award | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1998
Graduated with Honors | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1998
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Major Grant Award | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1997
NCAA National Champions-Swimming and Diving | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1996
NCAA National Champions - Swimming and Diving | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1995

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 11 available »

Hindman HB, Swanton JN, Phipps RP, Sime PJ, Huxlin DR. "Differences in the TGF-b induced profibrotic response of anterior and posterior corneal keratocytes in vitro." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2010; 51(4): 1935-42.
Hindman,H. B.; Patel,S. B.; Jun,A. S.;. "Rationale for adjunctive topical corticosteroids in bacterial keratitis". Arch.Ophthalmol. 2009; 127(1): 97-102.
Hindman,H. B.; Casparis,H.; Haller,J. A.; Stark,W. J.;. "Sutured sulcus fixation of an anteriorly dislocated endocapsular intraocular lens". Arch.Ophthalmol. 2008; 126(11): 1567-1570.
Schmidt,G. W.; Broman,A. T.; Hindman,H. B.; Grant,M. P.;. "Vision survival after open globe injury predicted by classification and regression tree analysis". Ophthalmology. 2008; 115(1): 202-209.
Walker,B. M.; Hindman,H. B.; Ebrahimi,K. B.; Green,W. R.; Eberhart,C. G.; Garcia,I.; Jun,A. S.;. "Epithelial downgrowth following Descemet's-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty". Arch.Ophthalmol. 2008; 126(2): 278-280.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MD | Medicine | Harvard Medical School2003
BA | Human Biology | Stanford University1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Registrar07/01/2004 - 06/30/2007
Internship at University of Maryland Medical Center07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004