Derek DelMonte, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (2002)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston) Program (2007)
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Ophthalmology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Duke Golden Globe Award, Duke Eye Center (2015)
    Educator of the Year in the Department of Ophthalmology
  • Novel Collaboration Award, Duke Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) (2014)
  • “Top Ophthalmologist”, Consumers’ Research Council of America (2014)
    2013, 2014
  • Resident's Award for Fellow Teacher of the Year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2011)

Research Interests

My research interests include new technology for cataract surgery as well as improving ophthalmic medications for post-operative care.


  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (2015)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Ophthalmic Medical and Surgical Education; Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Member
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member
  • Cornea Society, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth - Eye Center - Cherry Creek
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
Annex Bldg., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (2012)
  • Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery, Specialized Training (2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract Extraction
  • Eyes and Vision - Corneal Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Corneal Transplantation
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - LASIK Surgery
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
I am a busy clinician who enjoys caring for patients and teaching the next generation of medical professionals. I spend the majority of my time seeing patients in clinic and performing a variety of eye surgeries, including cataract surgery and corneal transplantation.

Personal Interests
I enjoy all activities that I can do outdoors.

Public Speaking
I lecture on topics ranging from medical and ophthalmic education in the 21st century to various topics in the field of corneal disease to the latest updates on cataract surgery.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (2002)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston) Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Ophthalmology (2010)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology