Alan Palestine, MD
Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1978)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Cornell University (NY) (1974)
Internship:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program (1979)
Residency:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (1982)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Chief, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Section
  • Director, Resident Research

Recognition & Awards

  • Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado (2015)
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (1989)
  • Award, George H. Whipple Academy of Medicine (1978)

Teaching

  • Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Uveitis, Ocular Immunology
  • Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Rheumatology

Publications

  • 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
  • Reddy AK, Patnaik JL, Miller DC, Lynch AM, Palestine AG, Pantcheva MB. Risk factors associated with persistent anterior uveitis after cataract surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30794788
  • Schofield JR, Palestine AG, Pelak V, Mathias MT. Deep capillary retinal ischemia and high-titer prothrombin-associated antiphospholipid antibodies: A case series of three patients. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019 Jun;14:105-109. PubMed PMID: 31011663
  • Miller VJ, Young CEC, SooHoo JR, Seibold LK, Kahook MY, Pecen PE, Palestine AG, Pantcheva MB. Efficacy of Goniotomy With Kahook Dual Blade in Patients With Uveitis-associated Ocular Hypertension. J Glaucoma. 2019 Aug;28(8):744-748. PubMed PMID: 31188228
  • Agrawal R, Agarwal A, Jabs DA, Kee A, Testi I, Mahajan S, McCluskey PJ, Gupta A, Palestine A, Denniston A, Banker A, Invernizzi A, Fonollosa A, Sharma A, Kumar A, Curi A, Okada A, Schlaen A, Heiligenhaus A, Kumar A, Gurbaxani A, Bodaghi B, Islam Shah B, Lowder C, Tappeiner C, Muccioli C, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Goldstein D, Behra D, Das D, Makhoul D, Baglivo E, Denisova E, Miserocchi E, Carreno E, Asyari F, Pichi F, Sen HN, Uy H, Nascimento H, Tugal-Tutkun I, Arevalo JF, Davis J, Thorne J, Hisae Yamamoto J, Smith J, Garweg JG, Biswas J, Babu K, Aggarwal K, Cimino L, Kuffova L, Agarwal M, Zierhut M, Agarwal M, De Smet M, Tognon MS, Errera MH, Munk M, Westcott M, Soheilian M, Accorinti M, Khairallah M, Nguyen M, Kon OM, Mahendradas P, Yang P, Neri P, Ozdal P, Amer R, Lee R, Distia Nora R, Chhabra R, Belfort R, Mehta S, Shoughy S, Luthra S, Mohamed SO, Chee SP, Basu S, Teoh S, Ganesh S, Barisani-Asenbauer T, Guex-Crosier Y, Ozyazgan Y, Akova Y, Habot-Wilner Z, Kempen J, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. Standardization of Nomenclature for Ocular Tuberculosis - Results of Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Workshop. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019 Dec 10;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31821096
  • Kesav N, Palestine AG, Kahook MY, Pantcheva MB. Current Management of Uveitis-associated Ocular Hypertension and Glaucoma. Surv Ophthalmol. 2019 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31816329
  • 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
  • Conrady CD, Larochelle M, Pecen P, Palestine A, Shakoor A, Singh A. Checkpoint inhibitor-induced uveitis: a case series. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan;256(1):187-191. PubMed PMID: 29080102
  • Jabs DA, Dick A, Doucette JT, Gupta A, Lightman S, McCluskey P, Okada AA, Palestine AG, Rosenbaum JT, Saleem SM, Thorne J, Trusko B. Interobserver Agreement Among Uveitis Experts on Uveitic Diagnoses: The Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature Experience. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb;186:19-24. PubMed PMID: 29122577
  • 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
  • Edmiston AM, SooHoo JR, Seibold LK, Kahook MY, Palestine AG, Pantcheva MB. Postoperative Inflammation After Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation: Racial Distribution and Effect on Outcomes. J Glaucoma. 2018 Mar;27(3):266-268. PubMed PMID: 29356715
  • Fliney GD, Pecen PE, Cathcart JN, Palestine AG. Trends in treatment strategies for suspected bacterial endophthalmitis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr;256(4):833-838. PubMed PMID: 29417214
  • 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
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Palestine AG, Montoya JG. Symptomatic Acute Toxoplasmosis in Returning Travelers. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Apr;5(4):ofy058. PubMed PMID: 29644250
  • 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
  • Fredrickson JS, Holmes J, Cathcart JN, Lynch AM, Kolfenbach JR, Palestine AG. Specialty management differences of syphilis and toxoplasmosis surrounding pregnancy: a prospective cross-sectional study. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2018 Jul 3;8(1):10. PubMed PMID: 29971681
  • Palestine AG, Merrill PT, Saleem SM, Jabs DA, Thorne JE. Assessing the Precision of ICD-10 Codes for Uveitis in 2 Electronic Health Record Systems. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct 1;136(10):1186-1190. PubMed PMID: 30054618
  • Jabs DA, Dick A, Doucette JT, Gupta A, Lightman S, McCluskey P, Okada AA, Palestine AG, Rosenbaum JT, Saleem SM, Thorne J, Trusko B. Inter-observer agreement among uveitis experts on uveitic diagnoses: the Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) experience. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29122577
  • Conrady CD, Larochelle M, Pecen P, Palestine A, Shakoor A, Singh A. Checkpoint inhibitor-induced uveitis: a case series. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29080102
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Palestine AG, Singh JK, Kolfenbach JR, Ozzello DJ. Specialty Practice and Cost Considerations in the Management of Uveitis Associated With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2016 May 16;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27182746
  • 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
  • Ozzello DJ, Kolfenbach JR, Palestine AG. Uveitis Specialists and Rheumatologists Select Different Therapies for Idiopathic Non-necrotizing Anterior Scleritis. Ophthalmol Ther. 2016 Dec;5(2):245-252. PubMed PMID: 27744531
  • 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
  • Palestine AG, Kolfenbach JR, Ozzello DJ. Rheumatologists and Ophthalmologists Differ in Treatment Decisions for Ocular Behçet Disease. J Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Sep;22(6):316-9. PubMed PMID: 27556239
  • 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
  • Ozzello DJ, Palestine AG. Factors affecting therapeutic decisions in intermediate and posterior uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;159(2):213-220.e3. PubMed PMID: 25449000
  • Rodríguez-Colón G, Palestine AG. IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Polychondritis with Auricular and Ocular Involvement. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 24;373(26):2562. PubMed PMID: 26699171
  • 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
  • Ozzello DJ, Palestine AG. Factors affecting therapeutic decisions in intermediate and posterior uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;159(2):213-20.e3. PubMed PMID: 25449000
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Professional Memberships

  • American Uveitis Society (AUS), Member
  • Retina Society, Member
  • Macula Society, Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Fellow
  • Washington Academy of Ophthalmology, Charter 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 (1983)
  • Ocular Immunology, Specialized Training (1986)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease
  • Immune System
  • Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Infections
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Immune System - Immunodeficiency
Clinical Interests
Ocular inflammations including uveitis, scleritis, pars planitis, retinitis, AIDS, systemic inflammatory disease, retinal vasculitis, Behcet's Disease, VKH, birdshot retinochoroidopathy, choroiditis, local and systemic immune-suppression, macular edema, intra-ocular infections, CMV and herpetic retinitis, opportunistic ocular infections, and ocular toxoplasmosis

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1978)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Cornell University (NY) (1974)
Internships:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program (1979)
Residency Programs:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (1982)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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