LIVE WEBINAR: The Use of Cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane & Umbilical Cord in Oculoplastic Indications with Alon Kahana, MD, PhD

October 22, 2020 - October 22, 2020

Thu, Oct 22, 2020 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Topics include:
• A Surgical Technique for orbital & contracted socket reconstruction
• A stepwise approach to managing traumatic ocular reconstruction surgery
• Management of severe cicatricial entropion and symblepharon formation
• Management and repair of active Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in patients

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Kahana received his MD as well as a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and a prestigious ASOPRS fellowship in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin under the preceptorship of Dr. Mark Lucarelli. He simultaneously completed a facial cosmetic surgery fellowship under the preceptorship of Dr. Brad Lemke. Dr. Kahana’s fellowship thesis won the prestigious Marvin Quickert Award from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

In 2007, Dr. Kahana was recruited to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, where he would become tenured faculty, with an international reputation in orbital surgery – particularly thyroid eye disease – and pediatric oculoplastics – particularly blepharophimosis and congenital ptosis. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, multiple book chapters and reviews, and has given more than 100 lectures throughout the United States and internationally, including several endowed lectures and visiting professorships. He has served in numerous leadership positions, including as President of the North American Society of Academic Orbital Surgeons (NASAOS) and Chair of the Thesis Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee for ASOPRS. He is also a Program Director for his own ASOPRS fellowship.

Dr. Kahana’s research has been awarded grants from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, as well as philanthropic organizations and industry.

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