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Dr. Michael Klufas graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Neuroscience from Brown University, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with academic distinction and Honors in Research from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY. Dr. Klufas completed his transitional intern year at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He performed his ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, New York, NY where he was awarded the Weill Cornell Resident Research Award and the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award. Dr. Klufas completed his two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute/University of California, Los Angeles, CA where he was recognized as the Thelma and William Brand Fellow & Abe Meyer Memorial Fellow, and received the Stein Eye Institute Fellow Teaching Award.
Dr. Klufas is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Klufas is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Retina Society, American Society of Retina Specialists and New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology. He has authored more than 75 scientific publications and textbook chapters on vitreoretinal diseases, and has been an invited speaker to present scientific papers at national and international ophthalmic meetings. Dr. Klufas serves as a manuscript reviewer for distinguished ophthalmic journals including Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Retina, American Journal of Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, RETINA, Retinal Cases and Brief Reports and British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is the Retina Chief for EyeTube.net.
He is actively involved as an investigator in several major clinical trials and studies on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, gene therapy and inherited retinal degenerations.
Dr. Klufas’ areas of interest include treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion (RVO), macular hole, retinal detachment, complex retinal detachment repair with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), retinal imaging, clinical trials, retinopathy of prematurity and innovative vitreoretinal surgical techniques.
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