Monica Ertel, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans (2015)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Louisiana State University (LA) (2005)
Internship:
  • Louisiana State University Program (2015)
Residency:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Ophthalmology (2020)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (2020)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    I have the honor of teaching our ophthalmology residents the basics of clinical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts.

Publications

  • Kesav NP, Young CEC, Ertel MK, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Sustained-release drug delivery systems for the treatment of glaucoma. Int J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan 18;14(1):148-159.
  • Siegel DT, Ertel MK, Patnaik JL, Awadallah NS, Capitena Young CE, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Acute Ocular Effects of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Nerve Block. J Curr Glaucoma Pract. 2020 May-Aug;14(2):57-60.
  • Ertel MK. Dr. Monica Ertel Answers The Question: Is Exercise Good For Your Eye Health? NanoDropper Guest Blog. https://nanodropper.com/blog/2020/12/4/dr-monica-ertel-answers-the-question-is-exercise-good-for-your-eye-health. 2020
  • Van Tassel SH, Ertel MK, Muylaert SJ. Metal Intraocular Particles Following Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery with Stents. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2019 Sep - Oct;2(5):363. PubMed PMID: 32672678
  • Dinkin M, Patsalides A, Ertel M. Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Venous Diseases in Neuro-Ophthalmology: Ongoing Controversies. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2019 Jan-Feb;8(1):73-85. PubMed PMID: 30672173
  • Washington SD, Musarrat F, Ertel MK, Backes GL, Neumann DM. CTCF Binding Sites in the Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Genome Display Site-Specific CTCF Occupation, Protein Recruitment, and Insulator Function. J Virol. 2018 Apr 15;92(8). PubMed PMID: 29437965
  • Ertel MK, Gelinas NR, Slingsby TJ, Seibold LK, Kahook MY, SooHoo JR. Nd:YAG capsulotomy for Ahmed glaucoma drainage implant occlusion by the anterior capsule: a case report. BMC Ophthalmology. In press
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Glaucoma Society, Member
  • Women in Ophthalmology, Member
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Member
  • Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract Extraction
  • Eyes and Vision - Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Eyes and Vision - Glaucoma
Clinical Interests
My interests include the medical management of glaucoma and the surgical management of both glaucoma and cataracts.

Care Philosophy
My clinical care philosophy is to provide patients with the best care with a personalized approach. I strive to develop a relationship with my patients so that we can work together to develop a care plan that best treats their eye condition.

Personal Interests
In my free time, I enjoy running, skiing, and spending time outdoors with my husband and two daughters.

Volunteer Activities
I currently volunteer at an ophthalmology clinic in Colorado Spring providing care for under-resourced patients.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans (2015)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Louisiana State University (LA) (2005)
Internships:
  • Louisiana State University Program (2015)
Residency Programs:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Ophthalmology (2020)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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