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Kathleen Stoessel, MD

Ophthalmology
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Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Ophthalmology

Biography

Kathleen Stoessel, MD, is an ophthalmologist who specializes in treating patients with retinopathy, or diseases of the retina. 

Dr. Stoessel is also the director of the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) program at Yale New Haven Hospital, which evaluates and treats premature infants with retinal problems to lower the risk of vision loss. She researches the effectiveness of laser treatments for ROP. 

She also screens the eyes of infants and children who have head trauma or experienced battered baby syndrome. In addition, Dr. Stoessel treats patients with macular degeneration (a condition that can blur vision) and other retinal disorders.

Dr. Stoessel received the 2022 Yale Medicine Distinguished Clinician Award. She is an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science at Yale School of Medicine. 

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Director, Retina Fellowship Program

Education & Training

  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1976)
  • BA
    College of New Rochelle (1972)
  • Resident
    Montefiore Hospital
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine

Additional Information

Biography

Kathleen Stoessel, MD, is an ophthalmologist who specializes in treating patients with retinopathy, or diseases of the retina. 

Dr. Stoessel is also the director of the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) program at Yale New Haven Hospital, which evaluates and treats premature infants with retinal problems to lower the risk of vision loss. She researches the effectiveness of laser treatments for ROP. 

She also screens the eyes of infants and children who have head trauma or experienced battered baby syndrome. In addition, Dr. Stoessel treats patients with macular degeneration (a condition that can blur vision) and other retinal disorders.

Dr. Stoessel received the 2022 Yale Medicine Distinguished Clinician Award. She is an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science at Yale School of Medicine. 

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Director, Retina Fellowship Program

Education & Training

  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1976)
  • BA
    College of New Rochelle (1972)
  • Resident
    Montefiore Hospital
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine

Additional Information

Yale Eye Center
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510