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Shree Kurup, MD

Shree Kurup, MD

(4.8) , 59 Reviews
  • Specialty: Ophthalmology-VitreoRetinal Surgery and Disease
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  • Primary Location: 88 Center Rd (9 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH Ophthalmology (9 mi.)

88 Center Rd
Ste 300
Bedford, OH 44146
216-844-3937

DO Bolwell 3200 (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Bolwell Ste 3200
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-3937

UH Euclid Health Center (7 mi.)

18599 Lake Shore Blvd
Ste 200
Euclid, OH 44119
216-844-3937

UH Landerbrook Health Center (7 mi.)

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Ste 306
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
216-844-3937

UH Westlake Health Center (15 mi.)

950 Clague Rd
Ste 102
Westlake, OH 44145
216-844-3937

UH Hudson Health Center (21 mi.)

5778 Darrow Rd
Ste 104
Hudson, OH 44236
216-844-3937

Biography: Shree Kurup, MD

Expertise

  • Macular Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Uveitis Inflamamation
  • Uveitis with Vireoretinal Surgery

Titles

  • Director, Surgical Ocular Immunology and Uveitis, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

Fellowship | Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and Disease
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and Disease - Vitreoretinal Foundation Pllc (2006 - 2007)

Fellowship | Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and Disease
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and Disease - University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Upmc (2005 - 2005)

Fellowship | Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
Ocular Immunology and Uveitis - National Eye Institute (2003 - 2005)

Fellowship | Medical Retina
Medical Retina - National Eye Institute (2003 - 2005)

Residency | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center (2000 - 2003)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center (1997 - 2000)

Medical Education
Calicut Medical College (1993)

About

Shree K Kurup MD, FACP, joined the University Hospitals Eye Institute in 2018 and serves as the director of the Division of Vitreoretinal Diseases, Surgery and Ocular Immunology and Uveitis. He is a vitreoretinal surgeon, uveitis specialist, and is a trained immunologist.

Dr. Kurup was born in Calicut, India, and lived in the midwestern Chicago suburbs in his 20s. After graduating with distinction in his high school, he entered the combined residency program in Medicine and Ophthalmology at the New York Medical College and the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (now part of the Mount Sinai University system). Dr. Kurup completed his ophthalmology residency at New York Eye & Ear program, where he also served as chief resident. He was chosen to be a fellow both at Johns Hopkins and the National Eye Institute at National Institutes of Health (NIH). He completed his retina fellowship at NIH as well as a laboratory of immunology fellowship at the National Eye Institute. He has served as chief of vitreoretinal surgery, fellowship director for vitreoretinal surgery, as well as director of research. Dr. Kurup was an attending physician and associate and full professor for years prior to coming to the UH Eye Institute.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kurup cares for both adult and childhood vitreoretinal diseases and ocular inflammation. He has an interest in complex and high-risk macular surgery cases, as well uveitis syndromes. Some of Dr. Kurup's clinical research interests detail new techniques for common retinal surgical disorders. Utilizing his background in medicine and surgery, his research, and personal experience with these procedures, Dr. Kurup will tailor therapeutic options for complex uveitis and retinal diseases based on the patient and the condition.

Dr Kurup was honored by the American Medical Association (AMA), The American Society of Retinal Surgeons, European Vitreoretinal Surgeons, and American Academy of Ophthalmology for his achievements. He was named physician of the year in 2001 by the AMA. He is not only one of its Best Doctors from 2008 to 2016, but is also a consultant for Best Doctors.

Dr. Kurup has contributed to our understanding of therapeutic options to regrown blood vessels, and is the holder of three patents directly related to the field of ophthalmology. He is currently holding a new patent for drug testing in sharks as well as periocular and skin disease.

At the UH Eye Institute, Dr. Kurup has received regional, national and international consultations. Dr. Kurup sees patients at UH Eye Institute's main facility as well as our Landerbrook, Westlake and Hudson satellites.

Other Notable Achievements

Dr. Kurup has a stellar record of academic and public service. Dr. Kurup is a one of the leading educators of ophthalmologists on a national and international level. He serves on various scientific or curriculum committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Institutes of Health. He has served on advisory committees to the FDA and NIH patent offices and is an editor of numerous journals. Two of note are the PLOS One and Graefe's Journal of Ophthalmology, the flagship of the German Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Kurup is an accomplished writer, having articles in more than 50 peers reviewed high quality journals. He has taught over 25 residents and fellows and introduced them to the world of complex retinal and uveitic disorders and diseases.

Dr. Kurup is married to his spouse, a designer, with whom he has one child. He has been well supported by his wife and enjoys all that the Midwest has to offer.

Public Advocacy

Dr Kurup has served as vice chair for the state of New York for the AMA and worked as advisor to the Governor for both Republican and Democratic parties. He has been awarded and recognized for contributions made in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 273 Ratings
(5)
3/1/2024

*** I was very, very well cared for very quickly. I was very pleased.

(5)
3/1/2024

Dr. Kurup and his entire team are truly amazing... He is the finest physician I have seen...He is kind, knowledgeable, aggressive on making sure I am treated with state of the art equipment and procedures. He is the benchmark all doctors should strive to be, and I am truly thankful he is my doctor.

(5)
2/1/2024

Very satisfied with my care provider.

(5)
2/1/2024

***.Dr. Karup, on the other hand, was delightful.

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr. Kurup has been very responsive to my electronic messages. You should add that to your survey.

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr. Kurup is a Fantastic doctor, and I totally trust him as my eye doctor taking care of my special eye needs!

(5)
2/1/2024

Satisfactory

(5)
2/1/2024

It appears under this dr's care my eye problem seem to be remain the same. Good news that they have not gotten worse.

(5)
1/1/2024

I highly recommend this provider to friends and family. I trust him and his staff very much in handling my eye concerns.

(5)
1/1/2024

The doctor wanted me to make an appointment to see him in two weeks. The office said there were no appointments available in two weeks but said someone would call me. Three days later someone did call me and I was able to make an appointment within the time the doctor requested. I thought the whole situation was a little strange with no explanation why I had the hassle to get the appointment.

(5)
1/1/2024

Everything went well great office personal

(5)
1/1/2024

I really like add Kurup. He is very knowledgeable & kind. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

(5)
1/1/2024

I was very anxious to get "shots in my eyes." Dr. Kurup is very gentle & kind, He always remembers details about my other health issues. I feel safe in his care & would highly recommend him to anyone who neededtosee a retina specialist.

(5)
12/1/2023

Very well run efficient operation. Nice waiting room that was low light for waiting for eye dialation.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr. Karup and his entire care team are always very helpful and clear with their explanations regarding medications and various procedures.

(5)
11/1/2023

The provider was very clear and thorough explaining my new condition.

(5)
11/1/2023

Dr. Karup is an excellent physician. I'm so happy I was referred to him.

(5)
11/1/2023

Good visit and informative

(5)
11/1/2023

I see Dr Kurup every 4 to 6 months for a retina condition. He is a kind physician who relates well to his patients and excellent at explaining medical terminology.

(5)
11/1/2023

Always receive excellent care

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Kurup is excellent I can recommend him highly. Very professional

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr.Kurup is an excellent retina specialist. He has a great personality and gives me confidence I have the best medical care for my eyes.

(5)
10/1/2023

I am so fortunate to have Dr. Kurup as my doctor...He is compassionate, caring, professional and has the best interests of his patients... He, his nurses, and his entire staff are an outstanding example of how all doctors should treat patients....

(5)
10/1/2023

I always have a very good experience with Dr. Kurup and staff.

(5)
10/1/2023

Overall, I was treated fair to good by the doctors and staff okay the only thing sometimes it is hard to get an appointment as soon as you need it.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Kaeup is very good and explains everything

(5)
10/1/2023

Very satisfied with all.

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr. Kurup is the best ... He provides far better care for me than *** ever did!

(5)
9/1/2023

I always have excellent care from the UH staff.

(5)
9/1/2023

I will recommend this physician any time.

(5)
9/1/2023

I am so fortunate to have Dr. Kurup as my eye specialist... He is kind...caring...professional and truly works to help me recover my vision ...He is an excellent example of how all physicians should care and act towards their patents.

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr kurup is an excellent retinologist, I would never consider going to anyone else. He is kind and knowledgeable and very reassuring. Well I'm going through this process of losing my vision he couldn't be more kind and helpful and I absolutely adore him.

(5)
8/1/2023

Dr. Kurup is a wonderful caring doctor, he has helped both myself and my husband with our eye problems. University hospital is lucky to have him!

(5)
8/1/2023

Excellent doctor - will recommend

(5)
8/1/2023

I liked that the Dr. Not only prescribed a vitamin but also told me what foods are good for my particular eye problem

(5)
8/1/2023

Very good!

(5)
8/1/2023

Dr. Kurup is on my optometry team specializing in the retina, subsequently most of the questions in this survey would not be relevant to my experience when I visit him. However In my opinion he is at the top this game and his skills are next level extraordinary!

(5)
8/1/2023

Excellent experience---as always

(5)
8/1/2023

Even though his office is quite busy, Dr. Kurup takes the time to sit and explain any concerning issues and what the prescribed medications are meant to help or heal.

(5)
8/1/2023

They were kind and caring

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Kurup is an excellent physician who is very careful, knowledgeable and thorough. I am confident he is taking very good care of my vision. He is a compassionate, kind person. The Hudson office is efficient and well-organized.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr Kurup is knowledgeable &caring

(5)
7/1/2023

The surgeon & assistants were excellent in their skills, knowledge, and compassion to the patient. Dr. Kurup exhibits a caring manner. His knowledge of the eye & what is necessary is evident. I was humbled & thankful to have him for my surgeon for this procedure. Compassion is like a necessary balm to the patient when such a catastrophic occurrence has landed on the patient. I am very grateful to him & his excellent staff. Dr. Kurup is golden!

(5)
7/1/2023

I cane to see Dr.Kurup after an eye doctor at a big hospital said my vision was fine & that I could see a retina specialist if I could an appointment... Indeed I got one with Dr. Kurup!! He has treated my *** since. My vision is so much improved I am now able to read & drive my car again!! My life changed so much with *** cancer, words cannot describe how much I am grateful to Dr, Kurup fir giving me back my books & my car!!!

(5)
7/1/2023

Always feels good to see students/fellowships being mentored by my Dr's.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Kurup is an Outstanding example of how all doctors should be... Caring... Professional... Truly Cares...and offers the absolute finest care available... I am so fortunate he is my Doctor...

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Kurup is excellent. ***

(5)
7/1/2023

Good experience

(5)
6/1/2023

Fantastic doctor, everyone at the office is helpful and wonderful

(5)
6/1/2023

I am very well pleased with the care Dr. Kurup and his staff provide for my condition.

(5)
6/1/2023

Dr. Kurup and staff are compassionate, professional and efficient. Always greeted with a smile and never wait! Thankful that I was referred to Dr. Kurup with my autoimmune and vision problems. He doesn't hesitate to work with my medical team!

(5)
6/1/2023

Dr. Kurup has been very kind and supportive as well as his staff. He has been patient and understanding in spite of my high anxiety nature. He is ideal!

(5)
6/1/2023

I really appreciate the professional and personal care I received from everyone. Thanks k you!

(5)
6/1/2023

It was excellent

(5)
5/1/2023

Dr. Kupur is a Great Doctor, with a Fantastic Personality!!

(5)
5/1/2023

Excellent care--my full trust is with him

(5)
5/1/2023

It was a good experience ... Felt fine and comfortable with the retina procedure, as he assured me I would.

(5)
5/1/2023

The doctor and his staff provided excellent care. ***

(5)
5/1/2023

The doctor was very attuned to my condition and explained to the fellow hat I should be following one doctor. This doctor was about the 5th one I had seen. The other physicians had either left or were not available to my needs.

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As of December 31, 2016, Shree Kurup did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.