Naresh Mandava, MD
Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (1992)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) (1990)
Internship:
  • St Vincent Hospital Program (1993)
Residency:
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital: Ophthalmology Program, Ophthalmology (1996)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Chair in Retinal Diseases
  • Co-Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctors, Denver's 5280 Magazine (2015)
    2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Inventor of the Year, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2007)
  • Top Ophthalmologists in America, Consumers' Research Council of America (2004)
    2004 - 2009

Research Interests

Our group does clinical research in the areas of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vitreoretinal tractional disorders, and retinal detachment to name a few. We also are involved in translational research which involves the preclinical innovation and testing needed to bring our potentially sight saving discoveries to our patients.

Teaching

  • Professor (2007)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery

Publications

  • Patnaik JL, Lynch AM, Wagner BD, Echalier EL, Kohrt WM, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Palestine AG, Mandava N. Hormone Therapy as a Protective Factor for Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2019 Dec 8;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31813321
  • Geiger M, Smith JM, Lynch A, Patnaik JL, Oliver SCN, Dixon JA, Mandava N, Palestine AG. Predictors for recovery of macular function after surgery for primary macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Int Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31768813
  • Lynch AM, Mandava N, Patnaik JL, Frazer-Abel AA, Wagner BD, Palestine AG, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Cathcart JN, Holers VM. Systemic activation of the complement system in patients with advanced age-related macular degeneration. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jun 17;:1120672119857896. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31203676
  • Quiroz-Mercado H, Lisker-Cervantes A, Arroyo L, Mandava N, Siringo FS, Paciuc-Beja M, Gonzalez-Salinas R. Is subretinal surgery feasible for a non-responsive juxtafoveal type 2 choroidal neovascular membrane?. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019 Sep;15:100460. PubMed PMID: 31193243
  • Patnaik JL, Pecen PE, Hanson K, Lynch AM, Cathcart JN, Siringo FS, Mathias MT, Mandava N. Driving and Visual Acuity in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmol Retina. 2019 Apr;3(4):336-342. PubMed PMID: 31014686
  • Lynch AM, Wagner BD, Weiss SJ, Wall KM, Palestine AG, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Cathcart JN, Patnaik JL, Drolet DW, Janjic N, Mandava N. Proteomic Profiles in Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using an Aptamer-Based Proteomic Technology. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 Jan;8(1):14. PubMed PMID: 30697465
  • Lynch AM, Patnaik JL, Cathcart JN, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Lacey Echalier E, Wagner BD, Oliver SCN, Pecen PE, Olson JL, Fine SL, Palestine AG, Mandava N. COLORADO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION REGISTRY: Design and Clinical Risk Factors of the Cohort. Retina. 2019 Apr;39(4):656-663. PubMed PMID: 29283981
  • Gregori NZ, Callaway NF, Hoeppner C, Yuan A, Rachitskaya A, Feuer W, Ameri H, Arevalo JF, Augustin AJ, Birch DG, Dagnelie G, Grisanti S, Davis JL, Hahn P, Handa JT, Ho AC, Huang SS, Humayun MS, Iezzi R Jr, Jayasundera KT, Kokame GT, Lam BL, Lim JI, Mandava N, Montezuma SR, Olmos de Koo L, Szurman P, Vajzovic L, Wiedemann P, Weiland J, Yan J, Zacks DN. Retinal Anatomy and Electrode Array Position in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients After Argus II Implantation: An International Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep;193:87-99. PubMed PMID: 29940167
  • Lynch AM, Berning AA, Thevarajah TS, Wagner BD, Post MD, McCourt EA, Cathcart JN, Hodges JK, Mandava N, Gibbs RS, Palestine AG. The role of the maternal and fetal inflammatory response in retinopathy of prematurity. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2018 Sep;80(3):e12986. PubMed PMID: 29797537
  • Lynch AM, Patnaik JL, Cathcart JN, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Lacey Echalier E, Wagner BD, Oliver SCN, Pecen PE, Olson JL, Fine SL, Palestine AG, Mandava N. COLORADO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION REGISTRY: Design and Clinical Risk Factors of the Cohort. Retina. 2018 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29283981
  • Lynch AM, Patnaik JL, Cathcart JN, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Echalier LL, Wagner BD, Oliver SCN, Pecen PE, Olson JL, Fine SL, Palestine AG, Mandava N. COLORADO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION REGISTRY: Design and Clinical Risk Factors of the Cohort. Retina. 2017 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29283981
  • Lynch AM, Wagner BD, Hodges JK, Thevarajah TS, McCourt EA, Cerda AM, Mandava N, Gibbs RS, Palestine AG. The relationship of the subtypes of preterm birth with retinopathy of prematurity. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep;217(3):354.e1-354.e8. PubMed PMID: 28545834
  • Smith JM, Hwang RY, Siringo F, Quiroz-Mercado H, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Mathias MT, Olson JL. CONCURRENT ENDOPHTHALMITIS AND ANTERIOR SEGMENT ISCHEMIA AFTER STRABISMUS SURGERY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Spring;11(2):148-151. PubMed PMID: 27124792
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Villanueva-Mendoza C, Harasawa M, Smith JM, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Progression of gyrate atrophy measured with ultra-wide-field imaging. Int Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;36(1):111-20. PubMed PMID: 26003990
  • Lynch AM, Wagner BD, Mandava N, Palestine AG, Mourani PM, McCourt EA, Oliver SC, Abman SH. The Relationship of Novel Plasma Proteins in the Early Neonatal Period With Retinopathy of Prematurity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Sep 1;57(11):5076-5082. PubMed PMID: 27679852
  • Smith JM, Hwang RY, Siringo F, Quiroz-Mercado H, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Mathias MT, Olson JL. CONCURRENT ENDOPHTHALMITIS AND ANTERIOR SEGMENT ISCHEMIA AFTER STRABISMUS SURGERY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27124792
  • Smith JM, Mathias MT, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Olson JL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Palestine AG. The influence of needle gauge and infection source on vitreous aspirate cultures. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;100(4):453-5. PubMed PMID: 26269533
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Villanueva-Mendoza C, Harasawa M, Smith JM, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Progression of gyrate atrophy measured with ultra-wide-field imaging. Int Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;36(1):111-20. PubMed PMID: 26003990
  • Kim YC, Harasawa M, Salcedo-Villanueva G, Siringo FS, Paciuc-Beja M, Olson JL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Enhanced High-Density Line Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Vitreoretinal Interface: Description of Selected Cases. Semin Ophthalmol. 2016;31(6):559-66. PubMed PMID: 25751634
  • Schwartz S, Gonzalez CL, Bhandari R, Oliver SN, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Retina evaluation with nonmydriatic ultrawide-field color imaging after cataract extraction surgeries in asymptomatic patients. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jan 1;46(1):50-5. PubMed PMID: 25559509
  • Smith JM, Mathias MT, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Olson JL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Palestine AG. The influence of needle gauge and infection source on vitreous aspirate cultures. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26269533
  • Kim YC, Harasawa M, Salcedo-Villanueva G, Siringo FS, Paciuc-Beja M, Olson JL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Enhanced High-Density Line Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Vitreoretinal Interface: Description of Selected Cases. Semin Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 21;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25751634
  • Gilden D, White T, Khmeleva N, Heintzman A, Choe A, Boyer PJ, Grose C, Carpenter JE, Rempel A, Bos N, Kandasamy B, Lear-Kaul K, Holmes DB, Bennett JL, Cohrs RJ, Mahalingam R, Mandava N, Eberhart CG, Bockelman B, Poppiti RJ, Tamhankar MA, Fogt F, Amato M, Wood E, Durairaj V, Rasmussen S, Petursdottir V, Pollak L, Mendlovic S, Chatelain D, Keyvani K, Brueck W, Nagel MA. Prevalence and distribution of VZV in temporal arteries of patients with giant cell arteritis. Neurology. 2015 May 12;84(19):1948-55. PubMed PMID: 25695965
  • Schwartz S, Gonzalez CL, Bhandari R, Oliver SN, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Retina evaluation with nonmydriatic ultrawide-field color imaging after cataract extraction surgeries in asymptomatic patients. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jan;46(1):50-5. PubMed PMID: 25559509
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Identification and biometry of horizontal extraocular muscle tendons using optical coherence tomography. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;253(3):477-85. PubMed PMID: 25467758
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Spectral domain optical coherence tomographic analysis of healthy retina in branch retinal vein occlusion and its response to antiangiogenic therapy. Retina. 2015 Apr;35(4):704-14. PubMed PMID: 25313712
  • Schwartz S, Harasawa M, Baldivieso V, Sabel AL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Nonmydriatic fundus camera for diabetic retinopathy screening in a safety net hospital: effectiveness, prevalence, and risk factors. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar-Apr;25(2):145-52. PubMed PMID: 25264120
  • Olson JL, Wei LA, Fortin MJ, Oliver SC, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N, Korotkin A. Performance characteristics of a straight versus bent 25-gauge vitrector. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Mar 1;45(2):153-5. PubMed PMID: 24635158
  • Velez-Montoya R, Oliver SC, Olson JL, Fine SL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N. Current knowledge and trends in age-related macular degeneration: genetics, epidemiology, and prevention. Retina. 2014 Mar;34(3):423-41. PubMed PMID: 24285245
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Identification and biometry of horizontal extraocular muscle tendons using optical coherence tomography. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25467758
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF HEALTHY RETINA IN BRANCH RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION AND ITS RESPONSE TO ANTIANGIOGENIC THERAPY. Retina. 2014 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25313712
  • Schwartz S, Harasawa M, Baldivieso V, Sabel AL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Nonmydriatic fundus camera for diabetic retinopathy screening in a safety net hospital: effectiveness, prevalence, and risk factors. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep 18;:0. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25264120
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Mathias MT, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Correspondence. Retina. 2014 Jul;34(7):e16-7. PubMed PMID: 24926594
  • Olson JL, Wei LA, Fortin MJ, Oliver SC, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N, Korotkin A. Performance characteristics of a straight versus bent 25-gauge vitrector. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Mar-Apr;45(2):153-5. PubMed PMID: 24635158
  • Velez-Montoya R, Oliver SC, Olson JL, Fine SL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N. Current knowledge and trends in age-related macular degeneration: genetics, epidemiology, and prevention. Retina. 2014 Mar;34(3):423-41. PubMed PMID: 24285245
  • Gustave BW, Oliver SC, Mathias M, Velez-Montoya R, Quiroz-Mercado H, Olson JL, Mandava N, Bhandari R. Reversal of paracentral occlusive retinopathy in a case of sickle cell disease using exchange transfusion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Sep-Oct;44(5):505-7. PubMed PMID: 24044719
  • Velez-Montoya R, Patel C, Oliver SC, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N, Olson JL. Intraocular Microsurgical Forceps (20, 23, and 25 gauge) Membrane Peeling Forces Assessment. J Ophthalmol. 2013;2013:784172. PubMed PMID: 23956842
  • Bhandari R, Dacey M, Schwartz S, Olson J, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N, Oliver SC. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease masquerading as a lymphoproliferative process of the uvea. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov;97(11):1482-3, 1489-90. PubMed PMID: 23913248
  • Dunn JH, Weinberg A, Chan LK, Mandava N, Levi ME, Olson JL. Long-term suppression of multidrug-resistant cytomegalovirus retinitis with systemically administered leflunomide. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul;131(7):958-60. PubMed PMID: 23846207
  • Block E, Greco M, Vitek D, Masihzadeh O, Ammar DA, Kahook MY, Mandava N, Durfee C, Squier J. Simultaneous spatial and temporal focusing for tissue ablation. Biomed Opt Express. 2013 Jun 1;4(6):831-41. PubMed PMID: 23761847
  • Mathias M, Nagel MA, Khmeleva N, Boyer PJ, Choe A, Durairaj VD, Bennett JL, Mandava N, Gilden D. VZV multifocal vasculopathy with ischemic optic neuropathy, acute retinal necrosis and temporal artery infection in the absence of zoster rash. J Neurol Sci. 2013 Feb 15;325(1-2):180-2. PubMed PMID: 23312850
  • Ammar DA, Mandava N, Kahook MY. The effects of aflibercept on the viability and metabolism of ocular cells in vitro. Retina. 2013 May;33(5):1056-61. PubMed PMID: 23266881
  • Velez-Montoya R, Oliver SC, Olson JL, Fine SL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Current knowledge and trends in age-related macular degeneration: today's and future treatments. Retina. 2013 Sep;33(8):1487-502. PubMed PMID: 23222393
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Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Member
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEPS), Member
  • Colorado Medical Society (CMS), Member
  • Association of University Professors fo Ophthalmology (AUPO), Member
  • Retina Society, Member
  • Macula Society, Member
  • American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (1997, 2008)
  • Medical and Surgical Vitreoretinal Disease, Specialized Training (1998)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Macular Degeneration
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Retinal Detachment
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
Clinical Interests
I specialize in the treatment of all vitreoretinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. I take care of common retinal disorders and receive many referrals for complex surgeries and medical retinal conditions as well.

Care Philosophy
Our group is committed to providing the most cutting edge care available in the world for our patients. We believe that the patient knowledge is critical in understanding their eye disease and being an integral part of the solutions for it. Only in an environment such as ours with exceptional patient satisfaction ratings and clinical outcomes can this type of care thrive and be commonplace.

Personal Interests
I enjoy playing tennis and spending time with my wife and children.

Volunteer Activities
Through education, research, and clinical care, I feel my responsibility is to improve eye healthcare in our region, nationally, and internationally. I participate in research, educational, and clinical activities in our region and worldwide to improve our ability to care for those suffering from visually threatening eye disease

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (1992)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) (1990)
Internships:
  • St Vincent Hospital Program (1993)
Residency Programs:
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital: Ophthalmology Program, Ophthalmology (1996)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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