Malik Kahook, MD
Professor, Ophthalmology

Download CV
Medical School:
  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (2001)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Akron (OH) (1997)
  • Aultman Hospital/NEOUCOM Program (2002)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2006)
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Glaucoma (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Vice Chair, Translational Research
  • The Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
  • Co-Director, Glaucoma Fellowship
  • Chief, Glaucoma Service

Recognition & Awards

  • The American Glaucoma Society Innovator Award, The American Glaucoma Society (2020)
  • The Ophthalmologist Top 100 Power List (Top 10), The Ophthalmologist (2020)
  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2017)
  • #2, Top 40 under 40 Ophthalmologist List, The Ophthalmologist (2015)
  • Secretariate Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2014)
  • Ludwig Von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2013)
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2011)
  • Inventor of the Year, University of Colorado (2010)
  • New Inventor of the Year Award, University of Colorado (2009)
  • Clinician Scientist Research Award, American Glaucoma Society (2007)
  • Patient Adherence Research Award, American Glaucoma Society (2006)


  • Professor of Ophthalmology (2012)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor (2006)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology


  • Ittoop SM, Jaccard N, Lanouette G, Kahook MY. The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2021 Dec 21. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001972. Epub ahead of print.
  • Scott AT, Kanaster K, Kaizer AM, Young CC, Pantcheva MB, Ertel MK, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. The Utility of iCare HOME Tonometry for Detection of Therapy-Related Intraocular Pressure Changes in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2022 Jan-Feb;5(1):85-93.
  • 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 Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb 6;21(1):74.
  • Edwards Mayhew RG, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Hypotony maculopathy captured with vertical rasters on optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021 Mar 23;22:101076.
  • Williams ER, Patnaik JL, Miller DC, Lynch AM, Davidson RS, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Iris manipulation during phacoemulsification: intraoperative and postoperative complications. Int J Ophthalmol. 2021 May 18;14(5):676-683.
  • Young CEC, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Cataract surgery and intraocular pressure in glaucoma. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan;31(1):15-22. PubMed PMID: 31688225
  • 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
  • Sheybani A, Scott R, Samuelson TW, Kahook MY, Bettis DI, Ahmed IIK, Stephens JD, Kent D, Ferguson TJ, Herndon LW. Open-Angle Glaucoma: Burden of Illness, Current Therapies, and the Management of Nocturnal IOP Variation. Ophthalmol Ther. 2019 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31732872
  • 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
  • ElMallah MK, Seibold LK, Kahook MY, Williamson BK, Singh IP, Dorairaj SK. 12-Month Retrospective Comparison of Kahook Dual Blade Excisional Goniotomy with Istent Trabecular Bypass Device Implantation in Glaucomatous Eyes at the Time of Cataract Surgery. Adv Ther. 2019 Sep;36(9):2515-2527. PubMed PMID: 31317390
  • Kahook MY. July consultation #7. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2019 Jul;45(7):1050-1051. PubMed PMID: 31262471
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marando CM, Mansouri K, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Tolerability and Functionality of a Wireless 24-Hour Ocular Telemetry Sensor in African American Glaucoma Patients. J Glaucoma. 2019 Feb;28(2):119-124. PubMed PMID: 30688840
  • Capitena Young CE, Kahook MY, Ammar DA, Seibold LK. Trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation: a tale of two probes. Int J Ophthalmol. 2019;12(1):161-164. PubMed PMID: 30662855
  • Kahook MY, Serle JB, Mah FS, Kim T, Raizman MB, Heah T, Ramirez-Davis N, Kopczynski CC, Usner DW, Novack GD. Long-term Safety and Ocular Hypotensive Efficacy Evaluation of Netarsudil Ophthalmic Solution: Rho Kinase Elevated IOP Treatment Trial (ROCKET-2). Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr;200:130-137. PubMed PMID: 30653957
  • Ittoop SM, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Current opinion in ophthalmology: novel glaucoma devices in the pipeline. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar;30(2):117-124. PubMed PMID: 30575619
  • Weinreb RN, Bacharach J, Fechtner RD, Kahook MY, Wirta D, Burmaster S, Meng X, Hubatsch DA. 24-Hour Intraocular Pressure Control with Fixed-dose Combination Brinzolamide 1%/Brimonidine 0.2%: A Multicenter, Randomized Trial. Ophthalmology. 2019 Aug;126(8):1095-1104. PubMed PMID: 30403988
View All (18 Total) View Less

Professional Memberships

  • Amercian Glaucoma Society (AGS), Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Member
  • Chandler Grant Society, Treasurer
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member
  • Vanguard Ophthalmology Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (2007)
  • Glaucoma, Specialized Training (2006)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Glaucoma
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
Dr. Kahook specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of adult glaucoma.

Public Speaking

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (2001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Akron (OH) (1997)
  • Aultman Hospital/NEOUCOM Program (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2006)
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Glaucoma (2006)
Download CV
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

Update My Profile