Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A.

Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 273-3937
Fax: (585) 273-1043

Lab Information

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Research Bio

Dr. Feldon is an internationally acclaimed clinical and basic scientist with a specialty in orbital disease and neuro-ophthalmology. In 2001, he was appointed chair of the University of Rochester Department of Ophthalmology, and is now Director of the Flaum Eye Institute.

Devoted to patient care, Dr. Feldon's special interest is in the management of patients with thyroid-associated eye disease. Cranial nerve palsies, disorders of the optic nerve, visual field loss, and eye movement problems are all specialty areas. He offers surgical services for orbital tumors, reconstruction, and decompression, as well as paralytic strabismus and correction of abnormalities. Now leading a world-class team of eye care specialists, his clinical expertise has been recognized in "Best Doctors in America."

Before coming to Rochester, Dr. Feldon served as associate chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California and vice president of the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles, which ranks No. 7 nationally.

An inventor of ophthalmic instruments and a scientific investigator, Dr. Feldon is involved in a number of local and national clinical trials and basic science collaborations. He oversees a productive relationship between the University of Rochester and Bausch & Lomb, leveraging joint resources to advance scientific knowledge in the field of ophthalmology and helping to establish Rochester as one of the nation's top 10 centers for eye research and clinical care.

Dr. Feldon earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, along with a research fellowship in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a clinical fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. He is the former president of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmic Society.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Distinguished Senior Award NANOS Dates: 2005 2005 - 2005
Senior Honor Award AAO Dates: 2005 2005 - 2005
Listed -- "American's Top Doctors" Dates: 2001-2006 2001 - Present
Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society Dates: 1997 1997 - 1997
Listed -- "The Best Doctors in America" Ophthalmology and Neurology Sections Dates: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 1994 - Present
Post-Doctoral Research Training Award National Eye Institute Fellowship #1 F32 EY05303-01 Dates: 1978 - 1979 1978 - 1979
Heed Fellowship (Declined in order to accept NIH Award) Dates: 1978 - 1979 1978 - 1979
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Date: 1973 1973 - 1973


Disruption of Hyaluronan Synthesis and Fibroblast Activation in Thyroid Eye Disease

United States Serial NO.: 13/099,991
Filed Date: May 3, 2011
Title: Methods of Treating Thyroid Eye Disease
Invented by: Richard Phipps, Naxin Guo, Steven Feldon
Targeting Thy-1(CD90 or Thy1) as a Novel Therapy to Control Adipose Tissue Accumulation

United States Serial NO.: 14/437,378
Filed Date: October 21, 2013
Title: Thy-1 (CD90) As a Novel Therapy to Control Adipose Tissue Accumulation
Invented by: Richard Phipps, Steven Feldon, Collynn Woeller

Recent Journal Articles

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2006 Oct
Feldon SE, O'loughlin CW, Ray DM, Landskroner-Eiger S, Seweryniak KE, Phipps RP. "Activated human T lymphocytes express cyclooxygenase-2 and produce proadipogenic prostaglandins that drive human orbital fibroblast differentiation to adipocytes." The American journal of pathology. 2006 Oct; 169(4):1183-93.
S Feldon; L Levin: R Scherer; A Arnold; SM Chung: L Johnson; G Kosmorsky; S Newman; J Katz; P Langenberg; PD Wilson; SE Kelman; K Kickersin. "Development and Validation of a Computerized Expert System for Evaluation of Automated Visual Feilds From the Ischemic Optic Neuopathy Decompression Trial." Biomedical Central Ophthalmology. 2006; . Link
Baglole CJ, Ray DM, Bernstein SH, Feldon SE, Smith TJ, Sime PJ, Phipps RP. "More than structural cells, fibroblasts create and orchestrate the tumor microenvironment." Immunological investigations. 2006 35(3-4):297-325.
S Feldon; DJ Park; CW O'Loughlin; VT Nguyen; S Landskroner-Eiger; D Chang; TH Thatcher; RP Phipps. "Autologous T-lymphocytes stimulate proliferation of orbital fibroblasts derived from patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy". IOVS. 2005; 46: 3913-21. Link
Baglole CJ, Reddy SY, Pollock SJ, Feldon SE, Sime PJ, Smith TJ, Phipps RP. "Isolation and phenotypic characterization of lung fibroblasts." Methods in molecular medicine. 2005 117:115-27.

Current Appointments

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


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MBA | Business Or Commerce | Univ of Southern California1997
MD | Medicine | Einstein College Medicine1973
BA | Psychology | Univ of Cal Los Angeles1969

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neuro-Ophth/Neuro-Otol at University of California, San Francisco06/01/1978 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary07/01/1975 - 03/1978
Fellowship in Neurological Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital07/01/1974 - 06/1975
Internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center06/01/1973 - 06/1974