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Steve Feldon, MD, MBA

Ophthalmology Advisor

Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA is currently Chair of Ophthalmology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry and Founding Director of the David and Ilene Flaum Eye Institute.  Dr. Feldon is a neuro-ophthalmologist and orbital surgeon.  He holds appointments as Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Vision Science.  He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.  He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds eight patents.  Amongst his inventions is the Tonopen® electronic tonometer, the most commonly used portable tonometer for measuring intraocular pressure in the world.  He also pioneered electronic medical records with the introduction of the OcuChart™ in 1993.  He has been funded in his research by the National Institutes of Health.  His current research is focused on Thyroid Eye Disease and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. 

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A graduate of UCLA (BA,1969) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD, 1973), Steve completed his residency training at Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary and his fellowship with Dr. William F. Hoyt at UCSF.  Prior to his becoming Chair in 2001, he was Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery at USC/Doheny Eye Institute where he is now honored as a Doheny Scholar.  Dr. Feldon earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the USC/Marshall School of Business.  He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (1973) and Beta Gamma Sigma (1997) honorary societies in medicine and business, respectively.


Steve is a past president of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society and is Executive Vice President of the American University of Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO).  He serves on the Executive Committee of the North American Research Investigator Consortium (NORDIC).  He was on the Steering Committee of the National Eye Institute sponsored Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT) and currently directs the Photographic Reading Center of the Surgical IIHTT (SIGHT). He was a founding member of the National Institutes of health NOIT permanent Study Section and former Chair of the SBIR-Vision Special Study Section. 

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