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Dr. Ajay E. Kuriyan graduated with Honors in dual majors of Biology and Health and Society from University of Rochester, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree, with academic distinction and honors in research, from University of Rochester as well. He then completed an internship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and performed his ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where he was selected as Chief Resident. Dr. Kuriyan also completed his retina fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Prior to working at Mid Atlantic Retina, Dr. Kuriyan was a faculty member at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY and a retina surgeon at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Kuriyan 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. Ajay Kuriyan is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has authored and reviewed numerous scientific publications and textbook chapters on vitreoretinal diseases, and he has been an invited speaker to present scientific papers and abstracts at national ophthalmic meetings. He is actively involved as a clinical investigator in several collaborative trials and studies on various conditions including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, novel retinal surgical techniques, and retinal detachment repair.
Dr. Kuriyan was born and raised in Queens, NY and is eager to establish his new home in Philadelphia with his wife, and two children. As the newest member of the Mid Atlantic Retina team, he is excited to join one of the best eye hospitals in the country and provide outstanding, compassionate care to patients while having the opportunity to conduct ground-breaking clinical research studies and be actively involved in the education of the high caliber trainees at Wills Eye Hospital.