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Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD


Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous

Clinical Interests

age-related macular degeneration, intraocular inflammation, ocular manifestations of AIDS, photodynamic therapy for macular degeneration, retina and vitreous surgery, uveitis

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Medical School
University of Miami School of Medicine
Los Angeles County/USC Medical CenterTransitional
Doheny Eye HospitalOphthalmology
Saint Joseph HospitalOphthalmology Retina
UC San DiegoOphthalmology
Grad School
California Institute of Technology, PhD, Neuroscience
Professional Positions
  • Roger F. Steinert Professor and Chair — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
  • Co-director — Center for Translational Vision Research
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2012-2024
  • Future Vision Foundation Laureate, 2022
  • Best Doctors in America® — Ophthalmology — 2013, 2015-2016

More Information

Dr. Baruch D. Kuppermann is board-certified UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in macular degeneration, eye inflammation and retina and vitreous surgery.

He earned his medical degree at the University of Miami in Florida and PhD in neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Eye Institute, followed by fellowships in retina and vitreous surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., and UC San Diego.

Kupperman's research focus is on the toxicity of drugs on retinal cells and has conducted many clinical trials to evaluate new drugs and technologies for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. He is also active in the development of drug delivery systems for the posterior eye segment in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Irvine.

He has been recognized as among the Best Doctors in America® and has been repeatedly named a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association for nearly a decade.

Kuppermann sees patients in Orange and Irvine.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Diabetic Retinopathy, Current Concepts in the Management
  • Drug Delivery to the Posterior Segment of the Eye
  • Infectious Retinitis, Management
  • Epiretinal Membranes and Macular Holes, Management
  • Macular Degeneration (Age-Related ), Current Concepts in Management
  • Ocular Complications of AIDS
  • Retinal Detachments, Management
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion, Current Concepts in Management
  • Uveitis Update

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