Speakers for

January 2019

Dr. Edward Stevenson, D.O.
Skyline Vision Clinic

Dr. Edward Stevenson grew up in the Rocky Mountains. He graduated with honors in neuroscience from Brigham Young University and he attended Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency training in medicine and ophthalmology was at Michigan State University where he was chief resident. Dr. Stevenson gained additional specialized training as a uveitis and medical retina fellow in Hartford, Connecticut. His research activities include neuro-inflammatory and autoimmune disease.

 

Dr. Stevenson’s goal is to help patients see and feel their best. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eye and the complications that result from inflammatory diseases including dry eyes, cataract, glaucoma and retina edema. These treatments intersect with the more common eye problems of diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Dr. Stevenson is excited to be back near the Rocky Mountains. He enjoys hiking, skiing and biking with his wife and four boys.

Dr. Ashleigh L. Levison, M.D.
Colorado Retina Associates

After growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, Ashleigh L. Levison MD, graduated summa cum laude from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA where she was inducted into the national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. She attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she was selected to join Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Dr. Levison completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of California San Francisco. She then completed a two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and stayed for an additional fellowship in uveitis. After two years practicing retina and uveitis in Arizona she joined Colorado Retina Associates.

 

Dr. Levison is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Levison has authored and co-authored many retina and uveitis journal articles and book chapters. She has presented the results of her research at multiple national scientific meetings. Dr. Levison is excited for her move to Colorado. In her free time she enjoys attending professional sports games, concerts, and the theater. She also enjoys traveling and snow skiing.

Dr. Marc Mathias, M.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Department of Ophthalmology 
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Aimee Verner, M.D.
Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado

Aimee M. Verner, M.D. is a board eligible, fellowship trained cornea, external disease, and refractive surgeon. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a degree in biochemistry with a minor in Hispanic studies. Dr. Verner received her medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville where she stayed to complete her internship and residency in Ophthalmology. While completing her training she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received an award for her research.

 

She relocated to Pennsylvania to complete her fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has an interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, (including techniques such as DMEK), refractive surgery (including ICLs (implantable collamer lenses), LASIK, and PRK), as well as infectious and inherited diseases of the cornea and anterior segment. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

 

She once spent her leisure time SCUBA diving, but after relocating to Colorado with a young family, she is looking forward to exploring the front range by bike and hitting the slopes.

Speakers for

February 2019

Dr. Micahel McCracken, M.D.
McCracken Eye and Face Institute

Michael McCracken, M.D. moved to Denver in 2003 after completing a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Chicago and a two-year fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the University of California San Diego. As a board certified ophthalmologist with additional specialized training in oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Michael McCracken is distinctly qualified to treat diseases and surgical needs of the eyes, problems related to the eyelids, tear ducts and eye sockets, and cosmetic concerns of the eyelids, eyebrows and face. He is also a hair restoration surgeon that performs NeoGraft.

Dr. McCracken is among a handful of members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a highly selective society of specially trained surgeons who focus on the eyes and surrounding areas. Dr. McCracken is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. McCracken teaches other doctors at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting and has written a number of textbook chapters and articles on surgical and non-surgical techniques. He has received teaching awards from doctors in training at both the University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. McCracken has lectured internationally and has also been chosen as a member of the BOTOX® and Juvéderm® National Education Faculty.

Dr. McCracken and his family live in south Denver and spend their time enjoying the Colorado outdoors. He enjoys telemark skiing, mountain biking, and ice hockey.

Dr. Matthew Manry, M.D.
Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado

Matthew Manry, M.D. is a board certified retinal specialist in medical and surgical retina. He completed a bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a major in psychology and a minor in business administration, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

 

He then attended medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he finished in the top three of his graduating class and was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.

 

He completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

 

Dr. Manry specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, retinal detachment, complications of cataract surgery and ocular trauma.

 

He lives in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys cooking, skiing, biking and photography.

Speakers for

March 2019

Capt (Dr.) Jason A. Croskrey, M.D.
United States Air Force Academy

Capt Jason A. Croskrey M.D. moved to Colorado Springs in 2018 upon assignment placement at the United States Air Force Academy, CO.  

 

In 2009, Dr. Croskrey accomplished his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  In 2013, he completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  In 2013, Dr Croskrey began his residency through the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, where he completed a  a transition year followed by a three-year ophthalmology joint Air Force/Army residency program accomplished at both Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center.  Following this, he finished a year-long assignment at Wilford Hall Eye Center within Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center; Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX.  In August 2018, he moved to Colorado Springs to serve as a comprehensive ophthalmologist at the 10th Medical Group at the United States Air Force Academy. 

Dr. Jason A. Croskrey has accomplished several humanitarian missions and speaks both English and Spanish fluently, which has proven instrumental.  Additionally, he is serving in a deployment operation, further contributing to our nations freedom. 


Dr. Jason A. Croskrey and his family live in Colorado Springs and spend their time enjoying the Colorado outdoors. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, spending time with his church family, as well as helping others.

TSgt Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, COA, OSA, OSC
United States Air Force Academy

TSgt Daniel C. Fitzpatrick is the Section Chief of Ocular Services, overseeing clinical, administrative, and surgical operations for both Ophthalmology and Refractive Services at the United States Air Force Academy. As a prior Clinical Manager of the Air Force’s largest Ophthalmology Clinic and sole residency program, he directly controlled over 90 personnel; both from a technical perspective as well as administratively. As such, through various streamlined process improvements, the clinics functioning capabilities exceeded the productivity goals and business plan projections by more than 50% annually.  Additionally, by establishing a technician run, non-dilated photo-screening clinic; he enabled four times the number of annual patients able to be evaluated for diabetic related eye disease. Furthermore, his leadership experience has led to his oversight of 7 specialty services to include: retina, cornea, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatrics, glaucoma, and refractive surgery. Through management of these specialties, he has safeguarded the educational opportunities of the United States Air Force’s only Ophthalmology Residency Program and prevented outsourced workload through means of an internal referral process as well as extended consultation process with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.

 

As a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and Ophthalmic Scribe Certified, he has both clinical and surgical experience in all of the Ophthalmology specialties listed above.  This in-depth knowledge led to his selection by the Air Force Optometry/Ophthalmology Career Field Manager as the sole Subject Matter Expert (SME) in-charge of developing the first-ever Air Force Surgical Ophthalmology Training program.  The development of this ground-up four-week training program was the first of its kind in the Department of Defense.  The course is focused on the training of ophthalmology specific surgical skills to members with no previous experience, further establishing sustainable operations.  In addition to this, while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, Consolidation III and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Transition II, he has served as the sole ophthalmic support for the country of Afghanistan.  During Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, Consolidation III, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for establishing the first-ever Retinal Practice in a deployed location, which saves taxpayers over $20 million annually and he accomplished more then 900 hours in over 250 surgical trauma cases.  Additionally, his surgical and leadership experience has led to the successful treatment of over 400 patients during 3 global military humanitarian healthcare engagements in the countries of Panama and the Dominican Republic in both 2015 and 2017.  While serving in these locations, they performed Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS), phacoemulsification cataract surgeries, oculo-plastics procedures and surgeries, as well as pediatric-ophthalmology strabismus cases. 

During his spare time, Daniel enjoys traveling and volunteering.

Dr. Trevor Arnold, DVM, DACVO
Boulder Road Veterinarian Specialties

Dr. Arnold started his career in California where he attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies and went on to graduate from UC Davis Veterinary School. He then completed a small animal internship in Southern California. Dr. Arnold attended Colorado State University for his specialty training/residency in ophthalmology. He also achieved a Masters in Clinical Sciences while at CSU, where he is currently adjunct faculty. After his specialty training in 2012, Dr. Arnold has remained practicing in Colorado. He is very excited to continue to care for pets in the Northern Colorado area and is a great addition to not only bring veterinary ophthalmology to Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists, but to support our colleagues in the referral community. 

When not striving to save the vision of one pet at a time, Dr. Arnold enjoys spending time in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors skiing, fishing and camping with his wife and two boys. When relaxing at home he is clobbered by his boys, and of course his fur kids, which include 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Dr. Stanford Taylor, MD
Retina Consultants of Southern Colorado

Stanford C. Taylor, M.D. is originally from Oregon and attended college at Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physiology. Thereafter, Dr. Taylor enrolled in medical school at Oregon Health and Science University, where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Taylor then moved to St. Louis for his training in ophthalmology through the Department of Visual Sciences at Washington University. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Taylor further specialized in ophthalmology through a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University Casey Eye Institute. Dr. Taylor then moved to Colorado where he joined Retina Consultants of Southern Colorado. 

 

Dr. Taylor’s practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal vascular disease, and intraocular inflammatory disease.

 

In addition to his many clinical interests, Dr. Taylor has been an advocate for ophthalmology on a national level. He is well published and has presented the results of collaborative research projects on various topics including intraocular infections, the importance of transparency with physician-industry relationships, and surgical outcomes in patients with various vitreoretinal diseases. He has also been part of many clinical trials to surgically deliver gene therapies to individuals with inherited retinal diseases.

 

Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Speakers for

April 2019

Dr. Alissa Neuman, O.D.
United States Air Force Academy

Biography coming soon!

Dr. Dana R. Hill, O.D.
Skyline Vision Clinic & Laser Center

Dr. Hill learned about the healthcare field and human visual system at a very young age. She grew up working in her mother’s ophthalmology practice on both the administrative and the patient care sides. With this comprehensive background, Dr. Hill approaches treatment from all angles. She places importance on educating patients on their vision and eye health. When formulating treatment plans, Dr. Hill discusses available treatment options and considers medical and non-medical variables such as systemic health, finances and lifestyle.

 

As a psychology major in college, she enjoyed learning about the brain and nervous system. In optometry school, she completed an advanced studies certificate in neuro-ophthalmic disease. This allowed her to learn neuro-imaging, diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological disorders. During Dr. Hill’s training, she applied this knowledge clinically by co-managing patients with neuro-ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons and residency-trained optometrists in the neuro-ophthalmic disease specialty.

 

Most of Dr. Hill’s externship training focused on ocular disease and co-managing pre- and post-operative patients with surgeons and other medical providers.  She enjoys working as a team with other clinicians when treating and managing patients who have systemic illnesses that affect the visual system.

 

Outside of the office, Dr. Hill enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding and cooking with her husband and her friends. She also enjoys visiting her family in Philadelphia and Texas.

 

Education

  • Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University

Dr. Tony Allen, M.D.
Campbell & Allen: Denver Eye Doctors

Dr. Allen provides complete eye care, which includes: regular eye examinations, cataract, LASIK, and glaucoma surgeries in addition to diabetic eye treatments. He is pleased to serve both adult and pediatric patients.

 

Dr. Allen recognizes that each patient has unique needs, which require individualized treatment. With his broad educational background, he is able to tailor the treatment to the needs and requests of his patients.

 

Dr. Allen was raised outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended Brigham Young University for college. He graduated from Brigham Young with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to attending The Ohio State University for medical school, he worked as an electrical engineer for Raytheon and L-3 Communications. Dr. Allen completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the West Virginia University Eye Institute.

 

Dr. Allen is a board certified ophthalmologist.

 

Dr. Allen and his wife have three young sons. His hobbies include running, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding. He also enjoys the performing arts.

Speakers for

May 2019

Dr. Scott Jones, M.D.
Jones Oculo-facial Plastics

Dr. Scott Jones is an eyelid, orbit and lacrimal surgeon. He takes time to customize each patient's surgical plan to assure long lasting and natural results.

Dr. Trevor Arnold, DVM, DACVO
Boulder Road Veterinarian Specialties

Dr. Arnold started his career in California where he attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies and went on to graduate from UC Davis Veterinary School. He then completed a small animal internship in Southern California. Dr. Arnold attended Colorado State University for his specialty training/residency in ophthalmology. He also achieved a Masters in Clinical Sciences while at CSU, where he is currently adjunct faculty. After his specialty training in 2012, Dr. Arnold has remained practicing in Colorado. He is very excited to continue to care for pets in the Northern Colorado area and is a great addition to not only bring veterinary ophthalmology to Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists, but to support our colleagues in the referral community. 

When not striving to save the vision of one pet at a time, Dr. Arnold enjoys spending time in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors skiing, fishing and camping with his wife and two boys. When relaxing at home he is clobbered by his boys, and of course his fur kids, which include 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Speakers for the

2019 Symposium

Dr. Neha Patel-Sitole MD, FACS
Oculoplastics & Ophthalmology at Littleton

Dr. Neha Patel Sitole is a board certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon.

 

Dr. Sitole went to medical school at the University of Missouri where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class.  She was an invited member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She did her ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago and completed her oculoplastics fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University.   Dr. Sitole did a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery to further specialize in disorders affecting the eyelids, eye sockets, and tear ducts.  This highly specialized field addresses all disease processes that affect the structures surrounding the eye.  Her training as an ophthalmologist first results in a plastic surgeon who always maintains safety of the eye.

 

She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

 

Dr. Sitole enjoys teaching and has worked in both academics and private practice.  She has taught at all levels, including teaching oculoplastic procedures to fellows and teaching the basics of eye exams to medical students. She was awarded Teacher of the Year by the ophthalmology residents during her time as associate professor of Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center. Her interests are functional and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, forehead and midface. This includes eyelid tumors, eyelid malposition, pediatric eyelid pathology, thyroid disease, tear duct disorders, and botox/fillers.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, playing tennis, cooking and spending time with her family.

Mike Bono, CRA, COT
University of Colorado Eye Institute

Mike Bono is a member of the Ophthalmic Photographer's Society as well as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician and Certified Retinal Angiographer.  As a member of the Ophthalmology Diagnostic Team at the University of Colorado Eye Institute, his job is to deliver diagnostic imaging and test results using SLO-based cameras, digitalcameras, Heidelberg and Zeiss OCT instruments and ERG’s using the LKC instrument package.

In 2002, Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado with a Bachelors degree in Technical Media Communications.  He has been published several times as well as had the opportunity of leading many talks within the ophthalmic community.

Dr. Cara E. Capitena-Young, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Glaucoma Specialist
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus

Curriculum Vitae
EDUCATION:

·      Medical School: University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

·      Internship: Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, CO

·      Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

·      Fellowship: Glaucoma, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Dr. William L. Benedict, M.D.  
Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado

As a board-certified ophthalmologist and retinal specialist, William L. Benedict, M.D. has been with the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado since 1993 and serves as director of the Retinal Center of Northern Colorado. Dr. Benedict earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and went on to two years of vitreoretinal fellowship training at Texas Tech University. Dr. Benedict is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology on the University of Colorado Medical School faculty.

Dr. Benedict specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, retinal detachment, uveitis and severe ocular trauma. With extensive training and experience in the use of ocular lasers and current vitreoretinal techniques, Dr. Benedict stays on top of the latest advancements to ensure every individual obtains the best retinal treatment available.

Dr. Ellen Miller, M.D.
The Children's Eye Center

Dr. Miller graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University, and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed Ophthalmology residency at the Havener Eye Institute at OSU. Dr. Miller stayed in Columbus, Ohio, to complete her fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus. She has presented her research at national meetings, including ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) and AAPOS (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus).

Dr. Miller is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the El Paso County Medical Society.

Dr. Miller is excited to enjoy Colorado with her family!

TSgt Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, COA, OSA, OSC
United States Air Force Academy

TSgt Daniel C. Fitzpatrick is the Section Chief of Ocular Services, overseeing clinical, administrative, and surgical operations for both Ophthalmology and Refractive Services at the United States Air Force Academy. As a prior Clinical Manager of the Air Force’s largest Ophthalmology Clinic and sole residency program, he directly controlled over 90 personnel; both from a technical perspective as well as administratively. As such, through various streamlined process improvements, the clinics functioning capabilities exceeded the productivity goals and business plan projections by more than 50% annually.  Additionally, by establishing a technician run, non-dilated photo-screening clinic; he enabled four times the number of annual patients able to be evaluated for diabetic related eye disease. Furthermore, his leadership experience has led to his oversight of 7 specialty services to include: retina, cornea, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatrics, glaucoma, and refractive surgery. Through management of these specialties, he has safeguarded the educational opportunities of the United States Air Force’s only Ophthalmology Residency Program and prevented outsourced workload through means of an internal referral process as well as extended consultation process with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.

 

As a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and Ophthalmic Scribe Certified, he has both clinical and surgical experience in all of the Ophthalmology specialties listed above.  This in-depth knowledge led to his selection by the Air Force Optometry/Ophthalmology Career Field Manager as the sole Subject Matter Expert (SME) in-charge of developing the first-ever Air Force Surgical Ophthalmology Training program.  The development of this ground-up four-week training program was the first of its kind in the Department of Defense.  The course is focused on the training of ophthalmology specific surgical skills to members with no previous experience, further establishing sustainable operations.  In addition to this, while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, Consolidation III and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Transition II, he has served as the sole ophthalmic support for the country of Afghanistan.  During Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, Consolidation III, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for establishing the first-ever Retinal Practice in a deployed location, which saves taxpayers over $20 million annually and he accomplished more then 900 hours in over 250 surgical trauma cases.  Additionally, his surgical and leadership experience has led to the successful treatment of over 400 patients during 3 global military humanitarian healthcare engagements in the countries of Panama and the Dominican Republic in both 2015 and 2017.  While serving in these locations, they performed Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS), phacoemulsification cataract surgeries, oculo-plastics procedures and surgeries, as well as pediatric-ophthalmology strabismus cases. 

During his spare time, Daniel enjoys traveling and volunteering locally and in different countries.

Dr. Micahel McCracken, M.D.
McCracken Eye and Face Institute

Michael McCracken, M.D. moved to Denver in 2003 after completing a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Chicago and a two-year fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the University of California San Diego. As a board certified ophthalmologist with additional specialized training in oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Michael McCracken is distinctly qualified to treat diseases and surgical needs of the eyes, problems related to the eyelids, tear ducts and eye sockets, and cosmetic concerns of the eyelids, eyebrows and face. He is also a hair restoration surgeon that performs NeoGraft.

Dr. McCracken is among a handful of members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a highly selective society of specially trained surgeons who focus on the eyes and surrounding areas. Dr. McCracken is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. McCracken teaches other doctors at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting and has written a number of textbook chapters and articles on surgical and non-surgical techniques. He has received teaching awards from doctors in training at both the University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. McCracken has lectured internationally and has also been chosen as a member of the BOTOX® and Juvéderm® National Education Faculty.

Dr. McCracken and his family live in south Denver and spend their time enjoying the Colorado outdoors. He enjoys telemark skiing, mountain biking, and ice hockey.

Speaker for

September 2019

Dr. Stanford Taylor, MD
Retina Consultants of Southern Colorado

Stanford C. Taylor, M.D. is originally from Oregon and attended college at Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physiology. Thereafter, Dr. Taylor enrolled in medical school at Oregon Health and Science University, where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Taylor then moved to St. Louis for his training in ophthalmology through the Department of Visual Sciences at Washington University. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Taylor further specialized in ophthalmology through a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University Casey Eye Institute. Dr. Taylor then moved to Colorado where he joined Retina Consultants of Southern Colorado. 

 

Dr. Taylor’s practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal vascular disease, and intraocular inflammatory disease.

 

In addition to his many clinical interests, Dr. Taylor has been an advocate for ophthalmology on a national level. He is well published and has presented the results of collaborative research projects on various topics including intraocular infections, the importance of transparency with physician-industry relationships, and surgical outcomes in patients with various vitreoretinal diseases. He has also been part of many clinical trials to surgically deliver gene therapies to individuals with inherited retinal diseases.

 

Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

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