Magdalena G. Krzystolik, M.D.

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Krzystolik's research focuses on antiangiogenic treatments for retinal diseases and integrating retinal surgery into the ophthalmic graduate medical education curriculum.

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Li E, Greenberg PB, Voruganti I, Krzystolik MG. Cost and Selection of Ophthalmic Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents. R I Med J (2013). 2016 May 2;99(5):15-7.

Solomon SD, Lindsley KB, Krzystolik MG, Vedula SS, Hawkins BS. Intravitreal Bevacizumab Versus Ranibizumab for Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Findings from a Cochrane Systematic Review. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jan;123(1):70-77.e1.

Callahan AB, Skondra D, Krzystolik M, Yonekawa Y, Eliott D. Wyburn-Mason Syndrome Associated With Cutaneous Reactive Angiomatosis and Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jul-Aug;46(7):760-2.

Aref AA, Scott IU, Oden NL, Ip MS, Blodi BA, VanVeldhuisen PC; SCORE Study Investigator Group. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Timing of Elevated Intraocular Pressure After Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection for Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion: SCORE Study Report 15. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep;133(9):1022-9.

Li E, Greenberg PB, Krzystolik MG. Nurse-administered intravitreal injections: a systematic review. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep;253(9):1619-21.

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1993: MD, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Postgraduate Training

Internal Medicine Resident, University of Chicago

Ophthalmology Resident, Harvard Medical School

Visiting Resident Surgeon, Aravind Eye Hospital

Vitreoretinal Fellow, Mass. Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

1997-2000: Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

2001-2013: Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

2011: Visiting Lecturer, Melenik II Eye Hospital, Retina Clinica, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2013-2014: Clinical Associate pRofessor of Ophthalmology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

2014-present: Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

2014-2016: Member of the Faculty of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2016-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

1998-present: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member

2002-present: Rhode Island Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Treasurer (2011-2013); Vice President (2013-2016); President (2016-2018)

2003-present: New England Ophthalmological Society, Nominating Committee (2006-2012); Public Health and Education Committee (2007-2017); Program Committee (2018-present)

2003-present: American Society of Retina Specialists, Member

2005-present: Rhode Island Medical Women's Association, Member

2006-present: Rhode Island Medical Society, Member

2006-present: Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Member


1993: American Women Medical Association for Scholastic Achievement

1998-1999: Heed Foundation Fellowship

2000: Travel Award of the Retina Society

2013: Teaching Excellence Award, Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Department of Ophthalmology