Scott Oliver, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2002)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Trinity University (TX) (1998)
Internship:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2003)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2006)
Languages: Spanish, English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Chief, Retina Service
  • Director, Eye Cancer Program
  • Associate Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
  • Medical Director, UCHealth Eye Surgery Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Cure Ocular Melanoma (OM) Vision of Hope Award, Melanoma Research Foundation (2016)
  • Honor Award Recipient, American Society of Retina Specialists (2014)
  • Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Graduating Senior Residents, Department of Ophthalmology (2011)
  • Nomination, President’s Award for World Class Care, University of Colorado Hospital (2011)
  • ARVO Travel Grant Award, ARVO (2009)
  • Fellow's Teaching Award, Graduating Residents, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute (2008)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2002)
  • Merck Award for Excellence in Medical Education, University of Colorado (1999)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Trinity University (1998)

Research Interests

My research interests include improving treatment for choroidal melanoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Intraocular Tumors; Medical student, Resident, and Fellow education
  • Assistant Professor (2008)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology

Publications

  • Hwang RY, Santos D, Oliver SCN. RATES OF EXUDATIVE RECURRENCE FOR EYES WITH INACTIVATED WET AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION ON 12-WEEK INTERVAL DOSING WITH BEVACIZUMAB THERAPY. Retina. 2019 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30649077
  • 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
  • Emens LA, Davis SL, Oliver SCN, Lieu CH, Reddy A, Solomon S, He L, Morley R, Fassò M, Pirzkall A, Patel H, O'Hear C, Ferrara D. Association of Cancer Immunotherapy With Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy and Diffuse Retinal Venulitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan 1;137(1):96-100. PubMed PMID: 30383154
  • Hwang RY, Santos D, Oliver SCN. RATES OF EXUDATIVE RECURRENCE FOR EYES WITH INACTIVATED WET AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION ON 12-WEEK INTERVAL DOSING WITH BEVACIZUMAB THERAPY. Retina. 2019 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30649077
  • 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, 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
  • Emens LA, Davis SL, Oliver SCN, Lieu CH, Reddy A, Solomon S, He L, Morley R, Fassò M, Pirzkall A, Patel H, O'Hear C, Ferrara D. Association of Cancer Immunotherapy With Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy and Diffuse Retinal Venulitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30383154
  • Velez-Montoya R, Rangel-O'Shea D, Oliver SC. Re: Francis et al.: Clinical and morphologic characteristics of MEK inhibitor-associated retinopathy: differences from central serous chorioretinopathy (Ophthalmology. 2017;124:1788-1798). Ophthalmology. 2018 Apr;125(4):e30-e31. PubMed PMID: 29566878
  • 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
  • Zhelnin KE, Gebhard GM, Mirsky DM, Oliver SC, Lovell MA, Galambos C, Crombleholme TM, McCourt EA. Pediatric Intraocular Immature Teratoma Associated With Sacrococcygeal Teratoma. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2017 Jun;20(3):240-244. PubMed PMID: 28521629
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zhelnin K, Gebhard G, Mirsky D, Oliver S, Lovell MA, Galambos C, Crombleholme T, McCourt E. Pediatric intraocular immature teratoma associated with sacrococcygeal teratoma: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2016 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27385488
  • Tsui I, Beardsley RM, McCannel TA, Oliver SC, Chun MW, Lee SP, Chow PE, Agazaryan N, Yu F, Straatsma BR. Visual Acuity, Contrast Sensitivity and Color Vision Three Years After Iodine-125 Brachytherapy for Choroidal and Ciliary Body Melanoma. Open Ophthalmol J. 2015;9:131-5. PubMed PMID: 26312123
  • 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
  • Weisfeld-Adams JD, McCourt EA, Diaz GA, Oliver SC. Ocular disease in the cobalamin C defect: a review of the literature and a suggested framework for clinical surveillance. Mol Genet Metab. 2015 Apr;114(4):537-46. PubMed PMID: 25742969
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • Soohoo JR, McCourt EA, Lenahan DS, Oliver SC. Fluorescein angiogram findings in a case of cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug;44(4):398-400. PubMed PMID: 23758322
  • 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

  • Amercal Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Fellow, Member
  • American Medical Association (AMA), Member
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), Member
  • International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO), Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEPS), Member
  • Denver Clinical & Pathological Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (2008)
  • Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Specialized Training (2008)
  • Ophthalmic Oncology, Specialized Training (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Macular Degeneration
  • Eyes and Vision - Retinal Detachment
  • Eyes and Vision - Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Ophthalmic Oncology
  • Eyes and Vision - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Cancers - Eye Cancers
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Melanoma
  • Cancers - Brachytherapy
  • Cancers - Ocular Metastases
  • Cancers - Retinoblastoma
Clinical Interests
Dr. Oliver specializes in the management of retinal diseases and tumors of the eye, including expertise in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein and artery occlusion, retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker, retinopathy of prematurity, choroidal melanoma and retinoblastoma.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2002)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Trinity University (TX) (1998)
Internships:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2006)
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Languages: Spanish, English
Department: Ophthalmology
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