Boston, Mass. — Jan Kylstra, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist, recently joined Mass. Eye and Ear as a full-time staff member of the Retina Service, with a focus on surgical and medical management of diseases of the retina.
“I am thrilled to return to Boston and to Mass. Eye and Ear to join the faculty of such a high quality institution,” said Dr. Kylstra. “I look forward to caring for patients in the Boston area who suffer from diseases of the retina and to help educate the residents and fellows at Mass. Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School who will become the future leaders in ophthalmology.”
Dr. Kylstra’s clinical interests include the management of diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachments, age-related macular degeneration, non-surgical retinopathy of prematurity and retinal infectious disease. He also spends time pursuing research interests related to the management of diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration.
Dr. Kylstra sees patients at the Longwood campus of Mass. Eye and Ear (800 Huntington Ave.) on Wednesday mornings and at Stoneham-Retina Consultants (3 Woodland Road, Suite 210, Stoneham) all day Mondays and on Tuesday mornings. He is currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Kylstra received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College before attending Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School, where he also served as chief resident. At Mass. Eye and Ear, he completed further subspecialty training through a retina-vitreous fellowship.
Before returning to Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Kylstra was a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina where, in 2012, he was voted Teacher of the Month. In 2014 and 2015, he was named one of the Best Regional Doctors by Castle Connolly.
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