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)

America's Most Honored Professionals : Top 10% 2016
Castle Connolly Top Doctors | America's Top Doctors 2016 2016
Top Ophthalmologist in Rochester, NY | International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) | Rochester, NY 2011
Health Care Achievement Award | Rochester Business Journal 2011
Mentorship Award : Dr. Marvin Hoffman Award | UR Awards University of Rochester | Rochester,NY 2009
Distinguished Senior Award | NANOS 2005 - 2005
Senior Honor Award | AAO 2005 - 2005
Listed -- "American's Top Doctors" 2001 - Present
Beta Gamma Sigma | Business Honor Society 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
Disruption of Hyaluronan Synthesis and Fibroblast Activation in Thyroid Eye Disease

United States Serial NO.: 15/061,727
Filed Date: March 4, 2016
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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Bingham CM, Sivak-Callcott JA, Gurka MJ, Nguyen J, Hogg JP, Feldon SE, Fay A, Seah LL, Strianese D, Durairaj VD, Uddin J, Devoto MH, Harris M, Saunders J, Osaki TH, Looi A, Teo L, Davies BW, Elefante A, Shen S, Realini T, Fischer W, Kazim M. "Axial Globe Position Measurement: A Prospective Multicenter Study by the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society." Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2016 32(2):106-12.
2015 Sep
Sibony PA, Kupersmith MJ, Feldon SE, Wang JK, Garvin M, . "Retinal and Choroidal Folds in Papilledema." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2015 Sep; 56(10):5670-80.
2015 May
Fischer WS, Wall M, McDermott MP, Kupersmith MJ, Feldon SE, . "Photographic Reading Center of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT): Methods and Baseline Results." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2015 May; 56(5):3292-303.
2015 Mar
Woeller CF, O'loughlin CW, Pollock SJ, Thatcher TH, Feldon SE, Phipps RP. "Thy1 (CD90) controls adipogenesis by regulating activity of the Src family kinase, Fyn." FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2015 Mar; 29(3):920-31. Epub 2014 Nov 21.
2015 Feb 6
Woeller CF, O'loughlin CW, Roztocil E, Feldon SE, Phipps RP. "Salinomycin and other polyether ionophores are a new class of antiscarring agent." The Journal of biological chemistry. 2015 Feb 6; 290(6):3563-75. Epub 2014 Dec 23.

Current Appointments

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


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