Yousuf M. Khalifa, M.D.

Yousuf M. Khalifa, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Yousuf Khalifa specializes in the surgical treatment of cataracts, cornea, and refractive surgery. His surgical skills encompass routine and complex cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, and cornea transplantation techniques such as Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), penetrating keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and Boston Keratoprosthesis. Dr. Khalifa performs laser refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK) and Intacs for keratoconus.

Dr. Khalifa is a 2004 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia.

He remained at the College where he completed a medicine internship and a residency in ophthalmology. He served as chief resident in 2008. From Georgia he traveled to the University of California, San Francisco as a Heed Fellow where he completed a fellowship in Uveitis & Medical Cornea. He completed a subsequent fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Khalifa is Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Awards & Honors (Local)

2012 Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Clinical Science | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, NY 2012
Outstanding Resident Teacher Award | Department of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester 2012
Outstanding Resident Teacher Award | Department of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester 2011
Heed Fellow Award 2008 - 2009
MCG Alumni Research Award, 3rd Place 2008
MCG Alumni Research Award, 1st Place 2007
MCG Alumni Research Award, 1st Place 2006
Gayton Memorial Award 2006
Southern Medical Association Research Competition, 1st Place 2006
National Eye Institute ARVO Travel Grant 2006
ASCRS Foundation Research Grant 2006
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

MD | Medicine | Medical College of Georgia2004
Pre-Med | Molecular Biology | Georgia Institute of Technology1999

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Utah Medical Center07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Ophthalmology at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Internship in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005