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Donald J. Keller, MD

Donald Keller, MD, founded Boulder Eye Surgeons and began practicing in Boulder in 1997. He completed his undergraduate training at Creighton University with a degree in Chemistry. He went on to medical school at the University of Nebraska, where he graduated with research honors and was elected into the medical honors fraternity, Alpha Omega Alpha. Following medical school, Dr. Keller completed an internal medicine internship at Creighton University. He completed his formal training with a three-year Ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska, where he served as chief resident during his third year. A Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Keller has trained locally and internationally in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery.  Dr. Keller was one of the first surgeons in Colorado to perform Lasik refractive surgery. In addition to Lasik, Dr. Keller was the first surgeon in the Denver/Boulder area performing the FDA approved Crystalens cataract procedure and the first in the Boulder area to offer ECP, a laser treatment for glaucoma.
  • VisX certified for S2, S3, S4, Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism
  • Bausch and Lomb Keratome certification for ACS and Hansatome
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser in situ Keratomeulusis, Windsor, Ontario Canada
  • The University of Nebraska Department of Ophthalmology, Residency, July 1992-July 1995
  • Radial Keratotomy Course, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, December 10-11, 1994
  • Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, San Francisco, CA, November 29, 1994
  • Radial Keratotomy Course, St. Louis, MO, May 14-15, 1994
  • Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, January-February, 1993
  • Creighton University, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Internship, Omaha, NE, July, 1991-June, 1992
  • Creighton University, B.S., Chemistry, Omaha, NE, August, 1983-May, 1987
  • Research Honors, University of Nebraska, August, 1987-May, 1991
  • Finalist for Dorsey Award in manuscript competition and
  • Second place in poster competition, Student Research Forum, November, 1990
  • Second place in poster competition, Midwest Student Research Forum, February, 1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Research Honors Program
  • Alumni Association Research Scholarship, Summer 1989
  • Edgar Adler Research Scholarship, Summer 1988
  • Student Outreach Program, 1989-91
  • Class Co-Vice President, 1987-88
  • Creighton Alumni Scholarship, 1983-87
  • Leavey Foundation Scholarship, 1983-87
  • Reinert and Condon Academic Merit Scholarship, 1983-87
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Colorado Ophthalmologic Society
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Member, Boulder Medical Society
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • State of Colorado Board of Medical Examiners
  • Avista Adventist Hospital, Louisville, CO
  • Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO

Keller, D.J., Todd, G.L. Acute cardiotoxic effects of cocaine and a hyperadrenergic state in anesthetized dogs. International Journal of Cardiology, in press.

Yablonski, M.E., Leeds, L.G., Keller, D.J., and Saravitz, E.M. Post-trabeculectomy anterior capsular cataract formation induced by anterior chamber air. Abstract at ARVO convention May, 1992.

Keller, D.J., Todd, G.L. Cardiovascular effects of cocaine on a hyperadrenergic state produced norepinephrine infusion. Clinical Research, Vol. 37, 1989 (abstract).

Todd, G.L., Keller, D.J. Cardiotoxic effects of cocaine and hyperadrenergic state. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., 1989 (abstract).

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