Robert Enzenauer, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (1979)
Graduate Schools :
  • MBA, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008)
  • MPH, University of Hawaii At Manoa (1984)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, United States Military Academy (NY) (1975)
Internship:
  • Tripler Army Medical Center Program (1980)
Residencies:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Ophthalmology (1989)
  • Tripler Army Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (1982)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Brigadier General, Assistant Adjutant General for Space and Missile Defense, Colorado Army National Guard (retired)
  • Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship

Recognition & Awards

  • Elected, Who’s Who in America (2015)
    2013, 2014, 2015
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America (2014)
    2013, 2014
  • Best Doctors in Denver, Denver Business Journal (2014)
  • Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Ophthalmology Residents, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2013)
  • Brigadier General (O-7), Colorado Army National Guard (2010)
    Assuming the duties and responsibilities as the Assistant Adjutant General for Space and Missile Defense.
  • Achievement Award , American Academy of Ophthalmology (2006)
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Missouri School of Medicine (2004)
  • Certified Physician Executive, The Certifying Commission in Medical Management (2001)
  • Ophthalmology House Staff Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, UTCOM-CU, Chattanooga, TN (2000)

Research Interests

My research interests are centered around measuring quality in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology resident education.

Teaching

  • Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Publications

  • Goswami DG, Kant R, Ammar DA, Kumar D, Enzenauer RW, Petrash JM, Tewari-Singh N, Agarwal R. Acute corneal injury in rabbits following nitrogen mustard ocular exposure. Exp Mol Pathol. 2019 Oct;110:104275. PubMed PMID: 31233733
  • Herder PAP, Lu MM, LaPorta AJ, Ross DW, Calvano CJ, Enzenauer RW. Comparison of a Novel Trainer to a Traditional Swine Model for Training Providers in Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis. Mil Med. 2019 Mar 1;184(Suppl 1):342-346. PubMed PMID: 30901413
  • Van Buren JP, Wake J, McLaughlin J, LaPorta AJ, Enzenauer RW, Calvano CJ. Optimizing Tactical Medical Performance: The Effect of Light Hue on Vision Testing. J Spec Oper Med. Summer 2018;18(2):75-78. PubMed PMID: 29889960
  • Kennedy JB, Larochelle MB, Pedler MG, Petrash JM, Enzenauer RW. The effect of amniotic membrane grafting on healing and wound strength after strabismus surgery in a rabbit model. J AAPOS. 2018 Feb;22(1):22-26.e1. PubMed PMID: 29225157
  • McCourt EA, Wagner B, Jung J, Wymore E, Singh J, Enzenauer R, Braverman R, Lynch A. Validation of the CHOP model for detecting severe retinopathy of prematurity in a cohort of Colorado infants. Acta Ophthalmol. 2018 May;96(3):e404-e405. PubMed PMID: 28653816
  • Kennedy JB, Larochelle MB, Pedler MG, Petrash JM, Enzenauer RW. The effect of amniotic membrane grafting on healing and wound strength after strabismus surgery in a rabbit model. J AAPOS. 2017 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29225157
  • Tewari-Singh N, Goswami DG, Kant R, Ammar DA, Kumar D, Enzenauer RW, Casillas RP, Croutch CR, Petrash JM, Agarwal R. Histopathological and Molecular Changes in the Rabbit Cornea From Arsenical Vesicant Lewisite Exposure. Toxicol Sci. 2017 Dec 1;160(2):420-428. PubMed PMID: 28973427
  • McCourt EA, Wagner B, Jung J, Wymore E, Singh J, Enzenauer R, Braverman R, Lynch A. Validation of the CHOP model for detecting severe retinopathy of prematurity in a cohort of Colorado infants. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28653816
  • Ahmad M, Hermanson ME, Enzenauer R, Palestine A, Lin C, Meeks N, McCourt E. Lipogranulomatous subconjunctival nodules: a novel presentation in Blau syndrome. J AAPOS. 2017 Jun;21(3):249-251. PubMed PMID: 28532706
  • Jung JL, Wagner BD, McCourt EA, Palestine AG, Cerda A, Cao JH, Enzenauer RW, Singh JK, Braverman RS, Wymore E, Lynch AM. Validation of WINROP for detecting retinopathy of prematurity in a North American cohort of preterm infants. J AAPOS. 2017 Jun;21(3):229-233. PubMed PMID: 28506724
  • Goswami DG, Tewari-Singh N, Dhar D, Kumar D, Agarwal C, Ammar DA, Kant R, Enzenauer RW, Petrash JM, Agarwal R. Nitrogen Mustard-Induced Corneal Injury Involves DNA Damage and Pathways Related to Inflammation, Epithelial-Stromal Separation, and Neovascularization. Cornea. 2016 Feb;35(2):257-66. PubMed PMID: 26555588
  • Cao JH, Wagner BD, Cerda A, McCourt EA, Palestine A, Enzenauer RW, Braverman RS, Wong RK, Tsui I, Gore C, Robbins SL, Puente MA Jr, Kauffman L, Kong L, Morrison DG, Lynch AM. Colorado retinopathy of prematurity model: a multi-institutional validation study. J AAPOS. 2016 Jun;20(3):220-5. PubMed PMID: 27166790
  • Tewari-Singh N, Croutch CR, Tuttle R, Goswami DG, Kant R, Peters E, Culley T, Ammar DA, Enzenauer RW, Petrash JM, Casillas RP, Agarwal R. Clinical progression of ocular injury following arsenical vesicant lewisite exposure. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2016 Dec;35(4):319-28. PubMed PMID: 27002633
  • Cao JH, Wagner BD, McCourt EA, Cerda A, Sillau S, Palestine A, Enzenauer RW, Mets-Halgrimson RB, Paciuc-Beja M, Gralla J, Braverman RS, Lynch A. The Colorado-retinopathy of prematurity model (CO-ROP): postnatal weight gain screening algorithm. J AAPOS. 2016 Feb;20(1):19-24. PubMed PMID: 26917066
  • Goswami DG, Tewari-Singh N, Dhar D, Kumar D, Agarwal C, Ammar DA, Kant R, Enzenauer RW, Petrash JM, Agarwal R. Nitrogen Mustard-Induced Corneal Injury Involves DNA Damage and Pathways Related to Inflammation, Epithelial-Stromal Separation, and Neovascularization. Cornea. 2016 Feb;35(2):257-66. PubMed PMID: 26555588
  • Capitena C, Glazier R, McCourt E, Enzenauer R, Braverman RS. Corneal injuries from liquid detergent pods. J AAPOS. 2015 Feb;19(1):99-100. PubMed PMID: 25727609
  • Davies BW, Hink EM, Enzenauer RW. Intraorbital training munition. J Spec Oper Med. 2013 Summer;13(2):8-11. PubMed PMID: 24419828
  • Calvano CJ, Enzenauer RW, Eisnor DL, Laporta AJ. Tactical lighting in special operations medicine: survey of current preferences. J Spec Oper Med. 2013 Winter;13(4):15-21. PubMed PMID: 24227557
  • SooHoo JR, Davies BW, Braverman RS, Enzenauer RW, McCourt EA. Pediatric traumatic hyphema: a review of 138 consecutive cases. J AAPOS. 2013 Dec;17(6):565-7. PubMed PMID: 24215806
  • Braverman RS, Enzenauer RW. Socioeconomics of retinopathy of prematurity care in the United States. Am Orthopt J. 2013;63:92-6. PubMed PMID: 24141758
  • Pham H, Enzenauer RW, Elder JE, Levin AV. Retinal hemorrhage after cardiopulmonary resuscitation with chest compressions. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2013 Jun;34(2):122-4. PubMed PMID: 23629401
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Subspecialty Fellow
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS), Fellow
  • Colorado Ophthalmological Society , Member
  • American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (1990)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1984)
  • Aerospace Medicine, Board Certification (1988)
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Specialized Training (1990)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Eyes and Vision - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
I am especially interested in caring for special-needs patients and assessing and treating the eye conditions of pediatric systemic disease.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (1979)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008)
  • MPH, University of Hawaii At Manoa (1984)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, United States Military Academy (NY) (1975)
Internships:
  • Tripler Army Medical Center Program (1980)
Residency Programs:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Ophthalmology (1989)
  • Tripler Army Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (1982)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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