Curtin G. Kelley, M.D.
|Dr. Curtin Kelley|
Refractive and Corneal Surgery
262 Neil Avenue
Education & Training:
Miami University: BA in Chemistry, 1974; Gamma Theta Phi Chemistry Honorary
Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1977 graduate
Internship at Bronson and Borgess Hospitals, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1977-78
Residency in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan - Chief Resident 1982
Fellowship in Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgery, LSU Eye Center, New Orleans, LA
Certified to perform laser surgery to treat nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness
Faculty of The Ohio State University for 13 years: Director of Refractive Surgery until 1996,
Currently Associate Clinical Professor at OSU, teaching medical and optometric students and
Performed over 7000 LASIK surgeries and thousands of PRKs and RKs since he began his
refractive surgery practice in 1978.
Investigator on early NIH and FDA studies of RK and excimer laser refractive surgery.
Extensive training in LASIK in Shanghai, China in 1996.
Performed LASIK surgery on Bobby Rahal, Brian Herta, John Cooper, and several former
Buckeye Football players, in addition to his own brother and sister-in-law.
Had PRK and LASIK surgery himself in 1997.
Honors and Awards
American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow, American Board of Ophthalmology Certified.
International Society of Refractive Surgery: Treasurer, past Secretary and past Program Chair.
Named one of the Best Doctors In America as published in Columbus Monthly Magazine.
Twice named one of the Best Doctors In Central Ohio as published in Columbus Monthly Magazine.
Twice recognized as a VISX “Star” surgeon, one of the country’s top LASIK surgeons.
Past President of Columbus EENT Society.
Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology.
OSU Department of Ophthalmology Honor Award Recipient, 1989.
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award Recipient, 1996.
Frequent guest lecturer in the area of refractive surgery both nationally and internationally.
Numerous publications about visual function and healing from refractive and corneal surgery.
Has trained many local surgeons and has taught numerous courses in LASIK nationally.
Pre-Med Advisory Council of Miami University 1996 - present.
Past Director of Upper Arlington Civic Association.
Vice President and Secretary of one of the founding boards of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Volunteer Coach of Optimist Basketball, Kiwanis Soccer and Baseball.
President of Upper Arlington Crew Parent’s Association, 1997-98.
Founding Member and Chairman of Central Ohio Youth Rowing Association, 1998-99.
Husband since 1974 to Debby, father to three sons, including identical twins.