Jennifer Patnaik, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Graduate Schools :
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (1998)
  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Connecticut College (CT) (1995)
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology


  • Christopher KL, Miller DC, Patnaik JL, Lynch AM, Davidson RS, Taravella MJ. Comparison of Visual Outcomes of Extended Depth of Focus Lenses in Patients With and Without Previous Laser Refractive Surgery. J Refract Surg. 2020 Jan 1;36(1):28-33. PubMed PMID: 31917848
  • Ahmed M, Whitestone N, Patnaik JL, Hossain MA, Husain L, Alauddin M, Rahaman M, Cherwek DH, Congdon N, Haddad D. Burden of eye disease and demand for care in the Bangladesh Rohingya displaced population and host community: A cohort study. PLoS Med. 2020 Mar;17(3):e1003096. PubMed PMID: 32231365
  • 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 Oct;206:82-86. PubMed PMID: 30794788
  • 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
  • Epstein RS, Scott AT, Capitena Young CE, Patnaik JL, Pantcheva MB, SooHoo JR, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Optimum time for angle visualization during ab interno glaucoma surgery: Before or after phacoemulsification. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2019 May;45(5):615-619. PubMed PMID: 31030776
  • 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, Mandava N, Patnaik JL, Frazer-Abel AA, Wagner BD, Palestine AG, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Cathcart JN, Holers VM. Systemic activation of the complement system in patients with advanced age-related macular degeneration. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jun 17;:1120672119857896. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31203676
  • Weldy E, Shimoda A, Patnaik J, Jung J, Singh J. Long-term visual outcomes following abusive head trauma with retinal hemorrhage. J AAPOS. 2019 Dec;23(6):329.e1-329.e4. PubMed PMID: 31655114
  • Gelston CD, Patnaik JL. Ophthalmology training and competency levels in care of patients with ophthalmic complaints in United States internal medicine, emergency medicine and family medicine residents. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2019;16:25. PubMed PMID: 31461804
  • Sieck EG, Capitena Young CE, Epstein RS, SooHoo JR, Pantcheva MB, Patnaik JL, Lynch AM, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Refractive outcomes among glaucoma patients undergoing phacoemulsification cataract extraction with and without Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy. Eye Vis (Lond). 2019;6:28. PubMed PMID: 31548974
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manoharan N, Patnaik JL, Bonnell LN, SooHoo JR, Pantcheva MB, Kahook MY, Wagner BD, Lynch AM, Seibold LK. Refractive outcomes of phacoemulsification cataract surgery in glaucoma patients. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Mar;44(3):348-354. PubMed PMID: 29605284
  • 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
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Professional Memberships

  • ARVO, member
Personal Interests
Hiking and skiing on Colorado trails, yoga, SUPing, reading

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer for Orbis, an organization whose mission is to alleviate global blindness.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (1998)
  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Connecticut College (CT) (1995)
Department: Ophthalmology