Muge R. Kesen, M.D.

Muge R. Kesen, M.D.

Dr. Muge R. Kesen is a clinician-researcher through-and-through. Her desire for diving deep to solve problems for both her patients and the scientific community has earned her a reputation as being an actively involved retina specialist.

Originally from Turkey, Dr. Kesen was inspired by her father, at an early age, to become a physician. Prior to her fellowship in medical retina at Duke University and her vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she had also completed an ocular inflammation and immunology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

A researcher, Dr. Kesen takes personal satisfaction in advancing literature in the field of retina. She is a scientific reviewer for journals in ophthalmology and a sought-after speaker; sharing her knowledge on topics such as ocular immunology, uveitis, and other clinical advances in vitreoretinal diseases.

Aside from her contributions and active involvement in clinical research, Dr. Kesen is a compassionate practitioner with a real passion for making sure her patients have the best quality of care. Dr. Kesen especially enjoys the relationship with her patients, always communicating in a way that is both clear and understandable. She considers it a great honor to be part of a patient’s care: to restore their sight, improve their vision and their quality of life.

• Joined Retina Specialty Institute, 2017

• Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2011

• Fellow, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD

• Fellow, Medical Retina, Duke Eye Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

• Fellow, Ocular Inflammatory Diseases and Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago,
Chicago, IL

• Resident, Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

• M.D., Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

• Member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Association for Research in
Ophthalmology and Vision (ARVO), and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

• Invited speaker at both national and international meetings