Mina Pantcheva, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria (1998)
Internship:
  • Roger Williams Medical Center Program (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ophthalmology (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Glaucoma (2009)
Languages: Russian, Bulgarian, English
Department: Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2017)
  • Pilot Award Program, University of Colorado/Colorado School of Mines (2015)
  • Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists Award for Young Clinicians, American Glaucoma Society (2010)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Glaucoma
  • Associate Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Glaucoma

Publications

  • Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation Combined with Phacoemulsification Increases Risk of Persistent Anterior Uveitis Compared to Phacoemulsification Surgery Alone. Koduri VA, Reddy AK, Patnaik JL, Palestine AG, Lynch AM, Pantcheva MB. Clin Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb 5;15:437-443
  • Epstein R, Taravella M, Pantcheva MB. Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy in post penetrating keratoplasty steroid-induced ocular hypertension. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Sep;19:100826. PubMed PMID: 32685769
  • Osmond MJ, Krebs MD, Pantcheva MB. Human trabecular meshwork cell behavior is influenced by collagen scaffold pore architecture and glycosaminoglycan composition. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2020 Oct;117(10):3150-3159. PubMed PMID: 32589791
  • Kesav N, Palestine AG, Kahook MY, Pantcheva MB. Current management of uveitis-associated ocular hypertension and glaucoma. Surv Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul - Aug;65(4):397-407. PubMed PMID: 31816329
  • Nam MH, Smith AJO, Pantcheva MB, Park KU, Brzezinski JA, Galligan JJ, Fritz K, Wormstone IM, Nagaraj RH. Aspirin inhibits TGFß2-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition of lens epithelial cells: selective acetylation of K56 and K122 in histone H3. Biochem J. 2020 Jan 17;477(1):75-97. PubMed PMID: 31815277
  • Nahomi RB, Nam MH, Rankenberg J, Rakete S, Houck JA, Johnson GC, Stankowska DL, Pantcheva MB, MacLean PS, Nagaraj RH. Kynurenic Acid Protects Against Ischemia/Reperfusion-Induced Retinal Ganglion Cell Death in Mice. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Mar 5;21(5). PubMed PMID: 32151061
  • 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
  • Pantcheva MB. Risk Factors Associated with Persistent Anterior Uveitis After Cataract Surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep;205:199-200. PubMed PMID: 31301756
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osmond M, Bernier SM, Pantcheva MB, Krebs MD. Collagen and collagen-chondroitin sulfate scaffolds with uniaxially aligned pores for the biomimetic, three dimensional culture of trabecular meshwork cells. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2017 Apr;114(4):915-923. PubMed PMID: 27775151
  • Seibold LK, Gamett KM, Kennedy JB, Mulvahill MJ, Kroehl ME, SooHoo JR, Pantcheva MB, Kahook MY. Outcomes after combined phacoemulsification and trabecular microbypass stent implantation in controlled open-angle glaucoma. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Sep;42(9):1332-1338. PubMed PMID: 27697252
  • Roberts SJ, Mulvahill M, SooHoo JR, Pantcheva MB, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Efficacy of combined cataract extraction and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation for the reduction of intraocular pressure and medication burden. Int J Ophthalmol. 2016 May 18;9(5):693-8. PubMed PMID: 27275423
  • Nahomi RB, Pantcheva MB, Nagaraj RH. aB-crystallin is essential for the TGF-ß2-mediated epithelial to mesenchymal transition of lens epithelial cells. Biochem J. 2016 May 15;473(10):1455-69. PubMed PMID: 26987815
  • SooHoo JR, Golas L, Marando CM, Seibold LK, Pantcheva MB, Ramulu PY, Kahook MY. Glaucoma Patient Treatment Preferences. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jul;123(7):1621-2. PubMed PMID: 26948306
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member
  • American Glaucoma Society (AGS), Member
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEPS), Member

Practice Locations

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

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 (2009)
  • Glaucoma, Specialized Training (2009)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Glaucoma
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria (1998)
Internships:
  • Roger Williams Medical Center Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ophthalmology (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Glaucoma (2009)
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Languages: Russian, Bulgarian, English
Department: Ophthalmology
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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