Holly B. Hindman, M.D., M.P.H.

Holly B. Hindman, M.D., M.P.H.

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 is interested in understanding the biological basis for corneal and ocular surface diseases and the impact of those disease processes on optical outcomes. She frequently collaborates with other scientists at the Flaum Eye Institute and the University of Rochester, many times incorporating the use of advanced imaging instrumentation developed at the University of Rochester. Her work is translational, spanning basic wet lab science, preclinical models, and clinical research.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI's) Community Partner Award 2015
Emeritus Award for Excellence in Research 2015
Donald W. Reynold's Faculty Scholar 2014
Recipient, ARVO/ Alcon Early Clinician-Scientist Award 2012
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 - 2014
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. 26 available »

2016 Jan
Abreau K, Callan C, Kottaiyan R, Zhang A, Yoon G, Aquavella JV, Zavislan J, Hindman HB. "Temperatures of the Ocular Surface, Lid, and Periorbital Regions of Sjögren's, Evaporative, and Aqueous-Deficient Dry Eyes Relative to Normals." The ocular surface. 2016 Jan; 14(1):64-73. Epub 2015 Oct 23.
2015 Mar
Zhang A, Maki KL, Salahura G, Kottaiyan R, Yoon G, Hindman HB, Aquavella JV, Zavislan JM. "Thermal analysis of dry eye subjects and the thermal impulse perturbation model of ocular surface." Experimental eye research. 2015 Mar; 132:231-9. Epub 2015 Jan 26.
Venkateswaran N, Ching SS, Fischer W, Lee F, Yeaney G, Hindman HB. "The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges of Posttraumatic Iris Implantation Cysts: Illustrative Case Presentations and a Review of the Literature." Case reports in ophthalmological medicine. 2015 2015:375947. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
2014 Dec 1
Huang J, Yuan Q, Zhang B, Xu K, Tankam P, Clarkson E, Kupinski MA, Hindman HB, Aquavella JV, Suleski TJ, Rolland JP. "Measurement of a multi-layered tear film phantom using optical coherence tomography and statistical decision theory." Biomedical optics express. 2014 Dec 1; 5(12):4374-86. Epub 2014 Nov 24.
2014 Jun
Venkateswaran N, Kalsow CM, Hindman HB. "Phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis associated with Dolosigranulum pigrum." Ocular immunology and inflammation. 2014 Jun; 22(3):242-5. Epub 2013 Oct 16.

Current Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2015
MD | Medicine | Harvard Medical School2003
BA | Human Biology | Stanford University1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

The University of Rochester Eye Institute, The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Cornea and External Diseases Clinical Fellowship 2009
The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions/Sinai Hospital/Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Ophthalmology Residency 2007
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Internal Medicine Internship 2004