Emily McCourt, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, State University of New York - Buffalo (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (2000)
Internship:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Ophthalmology (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • The Ponzio Family Chair for Pediatric Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Patient Family Experience Excellence in Patient Care Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2017)
    2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Publications

  • Sedhom JA, Patnaik JL, McCourt EA, Liao S, Subramanian PS, Davidson RS, Palestine AG, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Physician Burnout in Ophthalmology: A National Survey. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2021 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34596630
  • Strong AD, Sturdy A, McCourt EA, Braverman RS, Singh JK, Enzenauer RW, Jung JL. Clinical Utility of Electroretinograms for Evaluating Vigabatrin Toxicity in Children. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2021 May-Jun;58(3):174-179. PubMed PMID: 34039156
  • Mehner LC, Wagner BD, Bol KA, Singh JK, Oliver SC, Patnaik JL, Palestine AG, McCourt EA, Mandava N, Wymore EM, Lynch AM. Trends in Retinopathy of Prematurity over 12 Years in a Colorado Cohort. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2021 Jun;28(3):220-226. PubMed PMID: 32893714
  • Mehner LC, Wagner BD, Bol KA, Singh JK, Oliver SC, Patnaik JL, Palestine AG, McCourt EA, Mandava N, Wymore EM, Lynch AM. Trends in Retinopathy of Prematurity over 12 Years in a Colorado Cohort. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 7;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32893714
  • Weldy EW, Stanley J, Koduri VA, McCourt EA, Patnaik JL, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Perceptions of Marijuana Use for Glaucoma from Patients, Cannabis Retailers, and Glaucoma Specialists. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2020 Nov - Dec;3(6):453-459. PubMed PMID: 32782211
  • Hallgrímsson B, Aponte JD, Katz DC, Bannister JJ, Riccardi SL, Mahasuwan N, McInnes BL, Ferrara TM, Lipman DM, Neves AB, Spitzmacher JAJ, Larson JR, Bellus GA, Pham AM, Aboujaoude E, Benke TA, Chatfield KC, Davis SM, Elias ER, Enzenauer RW, French BM, Pickler LL, Shieh JTC, Slavotinek A, Harrop AR, Innes AM, McCandless SE, McCourt EA, Meeks NJL, Tartaglia NR, Tsai AC, Wyse JPH, Bernstein JA, Sanchez-Lara PA, Forkert ND, Bernier FP, Spritz RA, Klein OD. Automated syndrome diagnosis by three-dimensional facial imaging. Genet Med. 2020 Oct;22(10):1682-1693. PubMed PMID: 32475986
  • Imbornoni LM, Wise RE, Taravella MJ, Hickey F, McCourt EA. Keratoconus and corneal morphology in patients with Down syndrome at a pediatric hospital. J AAPOS. 2020 Jun;24(3):140.e1-140.e5. PubMed PMID: 32473288
  • Mehner LC, Jung JL, Maloney JA, McCourt EA. Ocular Findings in Pontine Tegmental Cap Dysplasia. Cornea. 2020 Dec;39(12):1516-1519. PubMed PMID: 32398424
  • Shi A, Kulkarni A, Feldman KW, Weiss A, McCourt EA, Schloff S, Partington M, Forbes B, Geddie BE, Bierbrauer K, Phillips PH, Rogers DL, Abed Alnabi W, Binenbaum G, Levin AV. Retinal Findings in Young Children With Increased Intracranial Pressure From Nontraumatic Causes. Pediatrics. 2019 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30630868
  • Nau SA, McCourt EA, Jung JL. Reply. J AAPOS. 2019 Dec;23(6):362. PubMed PMID: 31580895
  • Cerda AM, McCourt EA, Thevarajah T, Wymore E, Lynch AM, Wagner BD. Comparison between weight gain and Fenton preterm growth z scores in assessing the risk of retinopathy of prematurity. J AAPOS. 2019 Oct;23(5):281-283. PubMed PMID: 31520720
  • Nau S, McCourt EA, Maloney JA, Van Hove JL, Saenz M, Jung JL. COL4A1 mutations in two infants with congenital cataracts and porencephaly: an ophthalmologic perspective. J AAPOS. 2019 Aug;23(4):246-248. PubMed PMID: 31128271
  • Ahmad M, Patnaik J, Thevarajah T, Cathcart J, Jung J, Singh J, Braverman R, Lynch A, McCourt E. Delayed resolution of retinopathy of prematurity. J AAPOS. 2019 Apr;23(2):90.e1-90.e6. PubMed PMID: 30772472
  • Shi A, Kulkarni A, Feldman KW, Weiss A, McCourt EA, Schloff S, Partington M, Forbes B, Geddie BE, Bierbrauer K, Phillips PH, Rogers DL, Abed Alnabi W, Binenbaum G, Levin AV. Retinal Findings in Young Children With Increased Intracranial Pressure From Nontraumatic Causes. Pediatrics. 2019 Feb;143(2). PubMed PMID: 30630868
  • Qiu H, Fischer NA, Patnaik JL, Jung JL, Singh JK, McCourt EA. Frequency of pediatric traumatic cataract and simultaneous retinal detachment. J AAPOS. 2018 Dec;22(6):429-432. PubMed PMID: 30366052
  • 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
  • McCourt EA, Ying GS, Lynch AM, Palestine AG, Wagner BD, Wymore E, Tomlinson LA, Binenbaum G. Validation of the Colorado Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening Model. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr 1;136(4):409-416. PubMed PMID: 29543944
  • Kalhorn AJ, Tawse KL, Shah AA, Jung JL, Gregory DG, McCourt EA. Maternal Serum Eye Drops in the Management of Pediatric Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defects: A Case Series. Cornea. 2018 Jul;37(7):912-915. PubMed PMID: 29324584
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ahmad MS, Frank GS, Hink EM, Palestine AG, Gregory DG, McCourt EA. Amniotic membrane transplants in the pediatric population. J AAPOS. 2017 Jun;21(3):215-218. PubMed PMID: 28450179
  • Larochelle MB, Phan R, Craddock J, Abzug MJ, Curtis D, Robinson CC, Giller RH, Cosgrove S, Siringo F, McCourt E, Palestine AG. Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplants: Report of a Recent Cluster and the Development of a Screening Protocol. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar;175:8-15. PubMed PMID: 27746296
  • Larochelle MB, Phan R, Craddock J, Abzug MJ, Curtis D, Robinson CC, Giller RH, Cosgrove S, Siringo F, McCourt E, Palestine AG. Cytomegalovirus retinitis in pediatric stem cell transplants: report of a recent cluster and the development of a screening protocol. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27746296
  • 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
  • Diego JL, Bidikov L, Pedler MG, Kennedy JB, Quiroz-Mercado H, Gregory DG, Petrash JM, McCourt EA. Effect of human milk as a treatment for dry eye syndrome in a mouse model. Mol Vis. 2016 Sep 9;22:1095-1102. PubMed PMID: 27667918
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Braund CC, Roosevelt GE, McCourt EA, Weisz K. The 2012 PEMpix Photograph Competition Award Winner: Making a Case for Pringles-Flavored Carrots. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Dec;30(12):900-1. PubMed PMID: 25469602
  • 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
  • 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
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Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA), Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Member
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member

Practice Locations

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

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (2012)
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Specialized Training (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, State University of New York - Buffalo (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (2000)
Internships:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Ophthalmology (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus (2012)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Ophthalmology
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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