Michael Klufas, MD

Subspecialty: Retina

Areas of Interest

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Pediatric retina
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Retinal degenerations
  • Surgical disorders of the macula and retina (macular hole, macula pucker, retinal detachment, complex retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, pars plana vitrectomy, scleral buckling)


Michael A. Klufas, MD is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He graduated magna cum laude with honors in Neuroscience from Brown University, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with academic distinction, elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Honors in Research from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Dr Klufas completed his transitional intern year at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He performed his ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, New York, NY, where he was awarded the Weill Cornell Resident Research Award and the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award. Dr. Klufas completed his two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute/University of California, Los Angeles, CA where he was recognized as the Thelma and William Brand Fellow & Abe Meyer Memorial Fellow, and received the Stein Eye Institute Fellow Teaching Award.

Dr. Klufas is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has authored numerous scientific publications and textbook chapters on vitreoretinal diseases and has been an invited to present scientific papers and abstracts at national and international ophthalmic meetings. He is actively involved as a clinical investigator in several collaborative trials and studies on various conditions including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, inherited retinal degenerations and pediatric retinal disorders. He also serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of distinguished ophthalmic journals including Retinal Cases and Brief Reports and RETINA. He sits on the editorial board of New Retina MD and is the Retina Chief for EyeTube.net

Dr. Klufas’ areas of interest include retinal imaging, clinical trials, pediatric vitreoretinal disorders including retinopathy of prematurity, telemedicine and innovative vitreoretinal surgical techniques and device development.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 2016

Academic Affiliation
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Fellowship:  Jules Stein Eye Institute / University of California Los Angeles – 2016
  • Residency:  New York – Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell – 2014
  • Medical School:  Weill Cornell Medical College – 2010
  • Undergraduate:  Brown University – 2006

Language Spoken

English, Spanish, Ukrainian

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1020
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps