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Ronald D. Plotnik, M.D., M.B.A.

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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Office: (585) 273-3937

Fax: (585) 276-0324

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Dr. Plotnik is a board certified fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in medical diseases of the cornea and anterior surface of the eye. He has extensive experience treating patients with dry eye, blepharitis, Sjogrens syndrome, corneal injuries, contact lens complications, scleritis, ocular surface disease, corneal genetic diseases, and other corneal disorders. Dr. Plotnik has an additional post-graduate degree in Medical Management and is actively involved in Quality Assurance initiatives, practice management, and resident education.

Dr. Plotnik joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1991 as an assistant professor and also serves as the associate medical director of the Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank. He earned highest distinctions at the University of Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Science and medical degree. After completing an ophthalmology residency and serving as chief resident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he received further training through a cornea and external disease fellowship at the University of California-Davis.

Dr. Plotnik is actively affiliated with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Eye Bank Association of America, and the Rochester Ophthalmic Society. He sees patients at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute offices located at 210 Crittenden Boulevard.



MD | University of Michigan Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1987 - 1990
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

1990 - 1991
Fellowship in Cornea - External Disease at University of California (Davis) Medical Center

Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Kalsow CM, Ching SS, Plotnik RD. "Cellular Infiltrate in Rheumatoid Arthritis-associated Paracentral Corneal Ulceration." Ocular immunology and inflammation.. 2017 Dec 0; 25(6):878-883. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

McLaren DP, Jones R, Plotnik R, Zareba W, McIntosh S, Alexis J, Chen L, Block R, Lowenstein C, Kutyifa V. "Prior hospital admission predicts thirty-day hospital readmission for heart failure patients." Cardiology journal.. 2016 23(2):155-62. Epub 2016 Jan 18.

Ramchandran RS, Diloreto DA, Chung MM, Kleinman DM, Plotnik RP, Graman P, Aquavella JV. "Infectious endophthalmitis in adult eyes receiving Boston type I keratoprosthesis." Ophthalmology.. 2012 Apr 0; 119(4):674-81. Epub 2012 Jan 23.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Papilloma
Book Title: Current Ocular Therapy, Fifth Edition
Author List: Plotnik, RD
Edited By: Fraunfelder FT, Roy H (eds)
Published By: W. B. Saunders Co 1998 in Orlando, FL

Chapter Title: Red Eye
Book Title: Primary Care for Women
Author List: Plotnik, RD; Sterns GK
Edited By: Leppert PC, Howard FM (Eds)
Published By: Lippincott-Raven 1997 in Philadelphia, PA

Chapter Title: Corneal Diseases and Contact Lenses
Book Title: Primary Care for Women
Author List: Plotnik RD, Sterns GK
Edited By: Leppert PC and Howard FM (Eds)
Published By: Lippincott-Raven 1997 in Philadelphia, PA