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Shree Kurup, MD

Shree Kurup, MD

Ratings

(4.8)

239 Ratings 47 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

4.8 out of 5

239 Ratings

Patient Comments (47)

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Very pleased with the care I received

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Everyone did a great job !!

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
My experience with Dr Kurup was very good and helpful.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Good

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I see Doctor Kurup every 6 months. My appointments are informative and everyone on his team are kind and efficient. I'm very pleased.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Kurup seemed compassionate and explained the situation well.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Everything was fine.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** Here's an excellent physician, in the office staff as wonderful as is the testing staff. I wouldn't go anywhere else and I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Kurup is keeping my eyesight optimal given the number of problems with the retina. Due to his care and that of the other doctors at the Eye Institute I am still able to live independently and see.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Excellent, efficient and great listener!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Good experience, friendly doctor and staff, confidence in my care

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I don't understand the question about explaining my medical care in my own words. It doesn't make any sense to explain my medical care to the doctor who is caring for me. The quest needs to be worded more clearly or I consider it a dumb question as written!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
The doctor and everyone was wonderful

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Kurup is the best! I have seen a number of docs in the department and they were all excellent.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent, caring physician. I was given a clear understanding of what we were looking at -and a definite plan forward. Wonderful physician!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Great UH care!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
This was one ofthe best experiences I have ever had with a medical professional.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Seems knowledgeable

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
I am a senior and I have seen many doctors throughout the years, and he is one of the best ever. Very intelligent. Explains everything in a calm, east manner for the patient to understand and also what I call a Doctor's Doctor!!!!!!!

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Excellent doctor - I am very glad to have found him!

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
I have the utmost appreciation for the folks in the eye dept at UH, from Dr. Kurup on down to the schedulers, etc. Polite, efficient, professional.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Good, very respectful

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr Shree Kurup is the best ! He is professional, knowledgeable and able to relate to his patients. Dr Kurup pays close attention to what I have to say and remembers what I have said. My entire experience was very positive.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Everyone on Dr Kurup's team are very kind and professional individuals. Dr Kurup is a wonderful surgeon and has a great bedside manner

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Very good physician. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Provider is great. His care is great. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Kurup is the BEST!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Kurup is the best!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. And staff did a great job, felt comfortable

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Great staff working with Dr Kurup they were very helpful and kept me feeling at ease *** is top notch

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Very good

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Kurup has such a wonderful demeanor both with me as a patient and he also seems to be so calm and respectful as a teacher to the students that I have met who have been shadowing him. I would not trust my eye care to anyone else.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent physician!! So happy I was referred!!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Great care thanks

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I am very pleased with the care Dr. Kurup is taking with my eyesight.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Excellent

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I received excellent care, many thanks.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr Kurup and his staff are all kind, respectful and efficient. Dr Kurup always makes me feel that I am in good hands. I have recommended him often

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
No bad experiences. Always considerate and informative.

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.

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.