Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

We continue to closely monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and are following the published recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We will continue to see our patients and treat any urgent/emergent needs.

With all of our offices open, the following protocols are in place:

1) We have greatly expanded measures to disinfect our office including cleaning between each patient appointment.

2) To limit any potential exposure, we ask you NOT to bring any non-essential person(s) with you to the appointment.

3) If someone must accompany you to your appointment, we ask that they do not enter the office, if at all possible.

4) If you have an upcoming appointment and identify with the following statements, please do not come directly to the office, but instead call us:

• Fever greater than 100.4

• Respiratory symptoms or difficulty breathing

• Exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

• Placed in self/hospital quarantine by medical doctor

 Your health and that of our staff is our guiding priority and we continue to update our protocol to ensure safety for everyone. If you have questions regarding these evolving protocols, please contact our office.

Dr. Cohen CURRICULUM VITAE

Steven R. Cohen, M.D.
 

WORK HISTORY

September 2015-Present:

  • Retina Associates, LLC
    Santa Fe Medical Building
    9301 West 74th Street
    Suite 210
    Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    6201 College Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Overland Park, KS 66211
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    4100 North Mulberry Drive
    Suite 100
    Kansas City, MO 64116
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    6001 SW 6th Avenue
    Suite 300
    Topeka, KS 66615
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    3700 West 10th Street
    Suite 101
    Sedalia, MO 65301
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    100 NE Missouri Road
    Suite 203
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086

2013-2015

  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship - University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor MI

2010-2013

  • Ophthalmology Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Chief Resident, 2012-2013

2009-2010

  • Transitional Year Internship - Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL

2003-2009

  • Doctor of Medicine, May 2009 summa cum laude
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, May 2009 summa cum laude
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

EDUCATION

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine, May 2009 summa cum laude
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, May 2009 summa cum laude

LICENSURE

  • Missouri State License
  • Kansas State License
  • Michigan State License

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching by a Fellow, 2015
  • Mary Bass Boenker Scholar Award for Excellence in Research, 2013
  • Outstanding Achievement in Annual Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program Exam, 2011 and 2012
  • Thomas R. Hamilton, M.D. Memorial Award for Excellence in Microbiology, 2009
  • Thomas R. Hamilton, M.D. Memorial Award for Excellence in Pathology, 2009
  • St. Louis Friends of UMKC School of Medicine Basic Science Award, 2009
  • UMKC School of Medicine Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Medical Education, 2009
  • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), 2008
  • Ratilal S. Shah Medical Scholarship - awarded by UMKC-SOM to a student who shows strong clinical interest in Ophthalmology, 2007 and 2008
  • School of Medicine Alumni Association Scholarship, 2007
  • American College of Physicians Clinical Skills Award - awarded by Missouri ACP chapter to the top student in Clinical Skills at each Missouri allopathic medical school, 2005

ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

  • The American Society of Retina Specialists, 2014-present
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2012-2014
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010-present
  • Texas Medical Association, 2010-2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2008-present
    Student President, Missouri Delta Chapter 2008-2009
  • American College of Physicians, 2006-2009
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network 2017-present
  • Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Journal Club
  • Kansas Medical Society
  • Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Board of Directors, 2019 - present

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ozgonul C, Dedania VS, Cohen SR, Besirli CG: Scleral Surgery for Uveal Effusion, Retina 2017;37:1977-83.
  • Ghodasra DH, Fante R, Gardner TW, Langue M, Niziol LM, Besirli C, Cohen SR, Dedania VS, Demirci H, Jayasundera KT, Johnson MW, Kalyani PS, Rao RC, Zacks DN, Sundstrom JM: Safety and Feasibility of Quantitative Multiplexed Cytokine Analysis From Office-Based Vitreous Aspiration, Invest Ophthal Vis Sci 2016;57(7):3017-23.
  • Trese MGJ, Cohen SR, Besirli CG: Recovery of Outer Retina in Acute Idiopathic Blind Spot Enlargement (AIBSE), Am J Ophthalmol Case Reports 2016;1:13-16.
  • Rao RC, Cohen SR, Mian SI.  Silicone Oil Retention Sutures for Retinal Detachment Repair Following Traumatic Aniridia, Aphakia, and Ruptured GlobeJAMA Ophthalmol 2015;133(9)e151433
  • Singer MA, Cohen SR, Groth SL, Porbandarwalla S: Comparing Bevacizumab and Ranibizumab for Initial Reduction of Central Macular Thickness in Patients With Retinal Vein OcclusionsClin Ophthalmol 2013;7:1377-83.
  • Singer MA, Groth SA, Sponsel WE, Herro A, Pollard J, Cohen SR, Cohen JH.  Association of OCT Angle Recess Width With IOP Response After Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injection, Retina 2013;33:282-6.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Cohen SR, Gardner TW;  Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema,  In: Nguyen DQ, Rodrigues EB, Farah ME, Mieler WF, Do DV (eds):  Retinal Pharmacotherapeutics.  Dev Ophthalmol.  Basel, Karger 2015;55:137-146
  • Cohen SR, Johnson DA;  Systemic Therapy,  In:  Zwaan J, ed. Decision Making in Ophthalmology:  An Algorithmic Approach.  Philadelphia, PA:  Jaypee Publishers; 2014.
  • Cohen SR, Johnson DA;  Local Ocular Therapy, In:  Zwaan J, ed.  Decision Making in Ophthalmology:  An Algorithmic Approach.  Philadelphia, PA:  Jaypee Publishers; 2014.

ABSTRACTS & RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

  • May 2015.  Cohen SR, Trese MGJ, Besirli CG; Surgical Management of Uveal Effusion Syndrome:  A 10-Year Institutional Review,  Platform presentation at:  University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center Annual Research Day, Ann Arbor, MI
  • June 2014.  Cohen SR, Boynton GE, Besirli CG, Woodward MA, Newman-Casey PA; Hand-Held Non-Mydriatic Digital Fundus Imaging for the Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy,  Platform presentation at:  University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center Annual Research Day, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • May 2014.  Cohen SR, Boynton GE, Besirli CG, Woodward MA, Newman-Casey PA; Hand-Held Non-Mydriatic Digital Fundus Imaging for the Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy,  Poster presented at:  Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology/International Society for Imagine in the Eye Imaging Conference.  Orlando, FL.
  • May 2014.  Shif, O, Pazandak A, Cohen SR, Jardeleza MS; Ocular Trauma in South Texas:  Establishing an Open Globe Registry,  Poster presented at:  Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  Orlando, FL
  • April 2013. Cohen SR, Jardeleza MS; Ocular Trauma in South Texas:  Establishing an Open Globe Registry,  Platform presentation at:  Annual Alamo City Ophthalmology Clinical Conference.  San Antonio, TX.
  • April 2013.  Cohen SR, Schallenberg BP, Scribbick FW, Johnson DA, Fry CL; Paucibacillary Tuberculosis Presenting as Multiple Ocular Adnexal Masses in a U.S. Teenager, Poster presented at:  3rd Texas Tuberculosis Research Symposium.  San Antonio, TX.
  • May 2012.  Singer, MA, Groth SA, Sponsel WE, Herro A, Pollard J. Cohen SR, Cohen JH; Association of OCT Angle Recess Width with IOP Response After Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injection, Poster presented at:  Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • May 2012.  Cohen SR, Abedi G, Wooten JP; Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease:  A Survey of a South Texas Diabetic Patient Population,  Poster presented at:  Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • April 2012.  Cohen SR, Abedi G, Wooten JP; Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease:  A Survey of a South Texas Diabetic Patient Population,  Platform presentation at:  Annual Alamo City Ophthalmology Clinical Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hericks AJ, Cohen SR, Asaithambi G, Molteni A, Herndon BL; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Thrombomodulin Involvement in the Process of Pleurodesis, Abstract publisher for Top 5 Best Posters.  Chest 2007;132:662

A Vision to be the Best

As the largest group of Retina specialists in the Greater Kansas City, Topeka, Sedalia and surrounding areas we offer multiple professional offices to serve you.  Each of our offices are staffed and equipped to provide the highest level of health care service and access in a comfortable environment.

Dr. Cohen is currently seeing patients in our Shawnee Mission, Sedalia and Lee's Summit locations.

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Retina Associates, LLC

Retina Associates, LLC is an advanced medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of retinal, macular, and vitreous diseases. Together, our eye care physicians belong to various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specialists

Our mission is to help every patient preserve or restore their sight through our advanced treatment options. To discuss your needs with one of our doctors, request an appointment online or call us at (913) 831-7400.

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