Paula Pecen, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine (0001)
Internship:
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (0001)
Residency:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Ophthalmology (2014)
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Director, Clinical Research

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic (2016)
  • Attendee, Residents Retreat (selected), Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2013)
  • ARVO Travel Grant, National Eye Institute (2008)
  • Inductee, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2001)

Research Interests

Dr. Pecen's research interests include utilization of widefield angiography in uveitis and intraoperative optical coherence tomography.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Publications

  • Sadowsky AJ, Pecen PE, Feinstein E, Palestine AG. Indicators of Post-Operative Intraocular Pressure Elevation after Naïve Fluocinolone Acetonide Surgical Implantation. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019 Aug 13;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31408390
  • Scott AT, Pecen PE, Palestine AG. Ophthalmic medication price variation across the United States: Anti-inflammatory medications. Ther Adv Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan-Dec;11:2515841419863638. PubMed PMID: 31360908
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mackin AG, Pecen PE, Dinsmore AL, Patnaik JL, Gonzalez R, Robinson WA, Palestine AG. Inflammatory side effects of BRAF and MEK inhibitors. Melanoma Res. 2019 Oct;29(5):522-526. PubMed PMID: 30870269
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gharamti AA, Rao A, Pecen PE, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Montoya JG. Acute Toxoplasma Dissemination With Encephalitis in the Era of Biological Therapies. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;5(11):ofy259. PubMed PMID: 30460322
  • 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
  • Ehlers JP, Modi YS, Pecen PE, Goshe J, Dupps WJ, Rachitskaya A, Sharma S, Yuan A, Singh R, Kaiser PK, Reese JL, Calabrise C, Watts A, Srivastava SK. The DISCOVER Study 3-Year Results: Feasibility and Usefulness of Microscope-Integrated Intraoperative OCT during Ophthalmic Surgery. Ophthalmology. 2018 Jul;125(7):1014-1027. PubMed PMID: 29409662
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ansari WH, Pichi F, Pecen PE, Lowder CY, Srivistava SK. Herpes zoster keratitis development after acute retinal necrosis. Int Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr;38(2):829-832. PubMed PMID: 28434069
  • 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
  • Ansari WH, Pichi F, Pecen PE, Lowder CY, Srivistava SK. Herpes zoster keratitis development after acute retinal necrosis. Int Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28434069
  • Donovan CP, Pecen PE, Baynes K, Ehlers JP, Srivastava SK. Retinal Vasculitis in Anti-Synthetase Syndrome. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Sep 1;47(9):874-9. PubMed PMID: 27631486
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Practice Locations

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

UCHealth - Eye Center - Boulder
5495 Arapahoe Ave
Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80303
303-545-2020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery, Specialized Training (2016)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Macular Degeneration
  • Eyes and Vision - Retinal Detachment
  • Surgery
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
Clinical Interests
Dr. Pecen specializes in the management of retinal diseases, including expertise in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein and artery occlusion, retinal detachment, macular hole and macular pucker, as well as the diagnosis and management of uveitis.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine (0001)
Internships:
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Ophthalmology (2014)
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Department: Ophthalmology
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