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Shree Kurup, MD

Shree Kurup, MD

Ratings

(4.7)

262 Ratings 46 Reviews

Specialty

Ophthalmology-VitreoRetinal Surgery and Disease

Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment

216-844-3601

Biography

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

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.

Expertise

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

Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 3200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106
216-844-3601

UH Euclid Health Center

18599 Lake Shore Blvd
Euclid OH, 44119
216-844-3601

UH Landerbrook Health Center

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124
440-449-9991

UH Ophthalmology

88 Center Rd
Bedford OH, 44146
216-844-3601

UH Westlake Health Center

950 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145
440-250-2020

UH Hudson Health Center

5778 Darrow Rd
Hudson OH, 44236
330-655-1333

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

262 Ratings

Patient Comments (46)

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
All went well.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
DOCTOR IS ONE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD IN ALL MY 80 YEARS HOLD ON TO HIM . ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I value Dr Kurup on every level. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he is genuinely caring and concerned. His staff is equally qualified and very friendly. I always feel that I am in good hands.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Kurup has been excellent in explaining my care and i believe he has prevented additionalproblems with my vision.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Excellent and highly recommended

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr Kurup is the BEST!!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Exelllent experience from beginning to end with all employees involved with appointment.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Kurup and his staff always are always very attentive and courteous to my needs when I see him for my appointment .

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
My experience with my provider was a very good one. I think that he cared about me and what I had to say. ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
best doctor I've ever seen for anything

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
dr Kurup is highly qualified, very thorough and always kind and considerate. Everyone on his staff is very pleasant and also great at what they do

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Best Physician, really cares for my eye health!

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Kurup is extremely thorough, professional with excellent clinical knowledge. Would highly recommend him to a family member.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
I see Dr Kurup for an ongoing condition and I am totaly satisfied with his care and I find the staff to be great.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
My visit with Dr. Kurup at the Hudson office was outstanding in every way possible. Everyone I interacted with was kind, pleasant, professional and went out of their way to take good care of me. I really like going to the Hudson office for my eye care.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Very knowledgeable and easy to talk with.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr Kurup continued the excellent care that I have experienced from the UH Ophthalmology Department over decades.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
the care provider was great, ***

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr Kurup is the BEST!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
DR SHREE KURUP IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE HAD. I HAVE PASSED HIS NAME ON TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. HE IS ALWAYS POLITE , SHOWS CONCERN FOR YOU . LISTENS TO WHAT YOU SAY , AND YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN HIS PROFASION . HE IS AKEEPER DONT LET HIM GET AWAY

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Kurup, *** (technician), and *** (RN) always treat my *** mother with the utmost kindness and respect. We both appreciate everything they do to preserve her vision as much as possible.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
dr. kurup is an excellent doctor

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Very thorough, very engaged, and provides exceptional care.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
I am very pleased with the progress in healing my vision that I have had under the care of Dr. Kurup

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Provider seemed experienced and knowledgeable. He appeared to be more interested in teaching the person with him, perhaps a resident, than he did in accommodating me. The doctor did not introduce this person.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
I have been seeing Dr. Kurup for over a year for a condition that requires regular treatment. I couldn't be more pleased with the care I receive at UH.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Very good experience, I am very appreciative of the team of doctors and staff at the office. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
THE STAFF/DOCTOR IS ONE OF THE BEST...THE FULL OPTIC CENTER IS THE BEST...YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE THEM

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
very good and friendly and concerned .

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Kurup is the best in his field. I feel he saved my eye.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Kurup and the team at the Westlake opthalmology office are very friendly, patient focused and provide good care.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Kurup is an outstanding ophthalmologist. I wish we have more doctors like him in the town. Please don't lose his from UH. Keep him as long as you can. He identified my eye issues correctly twice whereas *** doctors missed the issue. So, I have great respect to Dr. Kurup. I wish him all the best in rest of his life. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
excellant care

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Excellent care from Dr Kurup

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
All staff and provider were professional, kind, and helpful. I felt confident in the care that I received.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr Kurup and his staff are very professional, courteous and efficient

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr. Kurup and his nurse *** always are so compassionate and kind to my mother. Their care and expertise have helped preserve her vision as best as possible given her age and condition. This allows her to continue to live in a home setting and perform activities of daily living to retain some degree of self sufficiency.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr. Kurup is GREAT!

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Excellent care from Physician and other staff.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr Kurup is great!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
excellent listener. remembered personal facts about me.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
All went well.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I feel the doctor makes me feel like I'm his only patient

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Doctor seemed rushed.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
DOCTOR SHREE KURUP IS ONE OF THE BEST DOCTORS IN HIS FIELD. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO EYE MD'S FOR OVER 50 YEARS ***, HIS OFFICE MANNER IS OUTSTANDING AND EACH PERSON THAT SEE HIM WOULD NOT CHANGE. I FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE HIM AND HIS WEALTH OF KNOWLEGE.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Good

Board Certifications

  • 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)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

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