Curriculum Vitae

David S. Pfoff, M.D.

6881 South Yosemite Street

Centennial, Colorado 80112

(303) 588-7900
 

Qualifications

Dr. Pfoff has been in private practice from July 1973 to the present.

 

Academic Positions

Chief of Ophthalmology
Denver-Veterans Administration Hospital
University of Colorado Medical Center, 1973-78

Instructor In Surgery
University of Colorado Medical Center
Division of Ophthalmology, 1974-1977

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1977-1979

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1979-1995

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, April 1995 - present

The practice has a combination of solo ophthalmology optometric services, in
addition to academics and research. Dr Pfoff is trained in all of the latest
refractive procedures including:

*       LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis)

*       Wave Front Technology

*       LASIK (Laser in-situ Keratomileusis)

*       Photorefractive, PRK 

*       Phototherapeutic, PTK 

*       Clear Lens Extraction

*       Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL)

*       Astigmatic Keratotomy, (AK)

*       Radial Keratotomy, (RK)

*       Refractive Lens Exchange

*       Presbyopic Intraocular Lens Implants

 

 

 

Education and Teaching Experience

Education

University of Illinois
Engineering Curriculum
1955-1957 and 1960-1961

MacMurray College
BA Chemistry
Lettered in track (pole vault)
Order of the Tartan - Senior Men's Academic-Activities Honor Society 1962-1964

St. Louis University School of Medicine
MD 1964-1968

 

Post Graduate Education

St. Johns Mercy Hospital
St. Louis, MO.
Internship, 1968-1969

St. Johns Mercy Hospital
St. Louis, MO.
Internal Medicine Residency, 1969-1970

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO.
Ophthalmology Residency, 1970-1973

 

Board Certifications, Professional Societies, and Licensure

 

Board Certifications

*       Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners,1969 Part I, II, and III

*       American Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 1975  Recertified 2009

*       Fellow - American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1975

*       American Board of Eye Surgery, 1990

*       Board Certified in Cataract Surgery

 

Professional Societies

*       American Academy of Ophthalmology

*       American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

*       Kerato-Refractive Society

*       Arapaho County Medical Society

*       Colorado Medical Society

*       American Medical Association

 

Licensure

*       Colorado

*       Kansas

*       Nebraska

 

 Offices and Awards

Boys State 1954 Rochelle Township High School, Rochelle, Illinois

Drum Major 1954-5 Rochelle Township High School Marching Band, Rochelle, Illinois

President of Dormitory Mac Murray College 1967-68, Jacksonville, Illinois

Lettered in track (pole vault) Mac Murray College 1968 Jacksonville, Illinois

Order of the Tartan - Senior Men's Academic-Activities Honor Society 1962-1964 Mac Murray College, Jacksonville, Illinois

House Manager Alpha Kappa Kappa Medical Fraternity, St. Louis University School of Medicine 1965-6

Vice President
Arapahoe Individual Practice Association 1978-1979.

Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology, Porter Memorial Hospital, 1983-1985.

Chairman
Third Party Relations Committee, Colorado Ophthalmological Society, 1991 -1994.

Secretary Treasurer
Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgical Society, 1992 to 1996.

Program Chairman
Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgical Society, 1994 annual meeting and 1995.

President
Physicians Eye Care Network, 1992 to 1995.

 

Publications and Papers

 

Papers Published

"DB Master for the Apple ll - Computer in a Cataract Practice"
AIOIS Journal, Spring 1984.

"Preliminary Report on the Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Cystoid Macular Edema",
Co-author Stephen R. Thom, MD, Cataract Refractive Surgery, Vol. 13, March 1987.

"Simultaneous Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Posterior Chamber Intraocular
Lens Implant, and Posterior Lip Sclerectomy", CLAO Journal, University of Colorado
School of Medicine, January 1988.

"Loss of Human Photoreceptor Sensitivity Associated with Chronic Exposure to
Ultraviolet Radiation", Co-authors John Werner, Ph.D., and Victoria G. Steele,
M.A., Ophthalmology, Vol. 96, No. 10, October 1989.

"Effect of Cataract Surgery on Contrast Sensitivity and Glare in Patients with
20/50 Vision or Better Snellen Acuity", Pfoff, D; Thom, Steven, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery,
Vol. 2O, No. 6, November 1994.

"Effect of Nasolacrimal Occlusion on Timolol Concentrations in the Aqueous Humor
of the Human Eye", Philip P. Ellis, Ping-Yuan Wu, David S. Pfoff, Duane C.
Bloedow, Maris R. Riegel, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Vol. 81, No 3, Page 219, March 1992.

"Intraocular Diclofenac and Flurbiprofen Concentrations in Human Aqueous Humor
Following Topical Application", Journal of Ocular Pharmacology.
Vol. 10, No 4, 1994.

Papers Presented

"Open Sky Intraocular Lens Implants in a Private and Academic Setting"
Mercy-Baptist Eye Seminars, St. Louis, MO., November 1978.

"Vitreous Aspiration in Cataract Surgery", AIOIS 1981

"dB Master in a Cataract Practice", The American Intraocular Lens Implant Society
Annual Symposium 1982.

"Combined Extracapsular Cataract-Posterior Intraocular Lens Implantation,
Trabeculectomy Filtering Procedure", The American Intraocular Lens Implant Society
Annual Symposium, New Orleans, LA., March 1983.

"Simultaneous Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Posterior Chamber Lens
Implantation and Posterior Lip Sclerectomy in Glaucoma Patients", American
Academy of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, GA, November, 1984.

IOIS, Boston, MA. April, 1985, Jamaica, March, 1985, San Diego, CA., June, 1985,

SCRS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA., April 1986.

"Computers In Ophthalmology - Programs That You Can Use Now", Jamaica
Ophthalmology Conference, March, 1985.

"Convexity Posterior Posteriorly Angulated Intraocular Lens Implants and Their
Effect On Clouding Of The Posterior Lens Capsule", The Hawaiian Eye Foundation
Annual Meeting, Lahaina, Hawaii, Jan., 1985.

ASCRS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA., April, 1986.

"Office Integration with Computers"
CLAO Computers Symposium, Las Vegas, NV., January, 1986.

"How To Get Started In Computers"
CLAO Computers Symposium, Las Vegas, NV., January, 1986.

"The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen On Cystoid Macular Edema"
ASCRS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April, 1986.

Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting, Hawaii, February, 1987.

"Update on Ultraviolet Filtering Lens Implants, Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Implants, and Flexible Intraocular Lens Implants",
Combined meeting of the Japanese Intraocular Lens Implant Society and the
Japanese Society for Cataract Research, Kyoto, Japan, June, 1989.

"Hyperbaric Oxygen and Cystoid Macular Edema", The Department of Ophthalmology,
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, June, 1989.

"Hyperbaric Oxygen and Cystoid Macular Edema", The Department of Ophthalmology,
Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, June, 1989.

"Hyperbaric Oxygen and Cystoid Macular Edema Update"
The Midwinter Hyperbaric Oxygen Symposium, Vail, CO. January, 1990.

"Hyperbaric Oxygen and Cystoid Macular Edema"
AIOIS Annual Symposium, Los Angeles, CA., March, 1990.

"Cystoid Macular Edema Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen"
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA., October 31,
1990.

"The Effect of Night Contrast-Glare Testing on Cataract Patients with 20/50 Vision
or Better", American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, WA, May,
1993.

Courses Given

Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmologic Society. Extra-Capsular Cataract and Posterior
Chamber IOL Implant Course.
Director; June 11-12,1981.

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction and Post-Chamber IOL Course,
Director; Kauai, Hl., August 1-3, 1981.

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction and Post Chamber IOL Implant Course.
Porter Memorial Hospital.
Director; October 11-12, 1981.

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction and Posterior Chamber Lens Implant Course
PacificCoast Oto-Ophthalmological Society Meeting,
Director; Vancouver, B.C., May, 1982.

Extracapsular, Phacoemulsification .and Vitrectomy Course for Residents
Porter Memorial Hospital.
Director; Annually; November, 1981 - present.

Extracapsular Cataract and Posterior Chamber Implant Course.
Porter Memorial Hospital.
Director; October, 1982.

Course on Viscosurgery.
Denver, CO.
Director; December 12, 1982.

Extracapsular Cataract and Posterior Chamber Lens Implant Course.
Porter Memorial Hospital
Director; October, 1983.

Cataract Symposium.
Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmologic Society.
Director; Monterey, CA., June, 1984.

Phacoemulsification Didactic & Practical Lab Course.
Porter Memorial Hospital.
Director; May, 1986.

Cataract Surgery Assisting for Nurses.
Porter Memorial Hospital.
Director; December 1986, April 1987 and August 1987.

Cataract Surgery Assisting for Nurses.
St. Anthony Hospital.
Director; April 1988.

Lectures Given

"Experience with IOL Implants in a Private and Academic Setting"
Annual Residents Seminar Day,
University of Colorado, Denver, CO.
October, 1978.

"Vitreous Aspiration In Cataract Surgery"
Mercy Baptist Eye Seminars, St. Louis, MO. October, 1978.

Basic Science Cataract Lectures

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver
1980 to present.

"Extracapsular Cataract Surgery With The Style 20 Intraocular Lens"
The Hawaiian Ophthalmological Society Annual Symposium
January 14-15, 1983.

"Simultaneous Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Posterior Chamber Intraocular
Lens Implantation, and Posterior Lip Sclerectomy", The Hawaiian Ophthalmologic
Society Symposium, January, 1984.

"Simultaneous Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Posterior Chamber Intraocular
Lens Implantation, & Posterior Lip Sclerectomy"; "Computers in Ophthalmology"; "The
Effect of Posteriorly Angulated Convexity Posterior Lens Capsule", Jamaica, March,
1985.

"Computers in Ophthalmology" (4 Lectures)
Orange County Society of Ophthalmology Symposium,
Palm Springs, CA, November, 1985.

"Visco-Elastic Material in Cataract Surgery"
Las Vegas, NV., January, 1986.

"Ultraviolet Light and Its Effects on the Eye"
Japanese Congress of Ophthalmology.
January, 1987.

"The Effect of Convexity and Angulation on the Posterior Lens Capsule"
Japanese Congress of Ophthalmology
January, 1987.

"Combined Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Lens Implantation and Glaucoma
Filtering Surgery" Japanese Congress of Ophthalmology.
January, 1987.

"Basic Science Course on Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery"
University of Colorado School of Medicine.
1978-present

"Soft Intraocular Lens Implant"
ASORN, Denver Chapter.
April 1987.

"Bio-Chemistry of Cataract"
University of Colorado School of Medicine
January 15,1988.

"Soft Intraocular Lens Implants"
JCAHPO Denver Chapter.
October 27,1988.

"Phacoemulsification, Cataract Assistance Course"
University of Colorado School of Medicine.
November 7, 1988.

"Techniques of Extracapsular Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Implantation",
411th Navy Hospital, 85 Army Hospital, 1 Air Force Hospital; Shanghai, China,
November 18-25,1989.

"Intraocular Lens Implantation, Capsulorhexis, Complications of Lens Implant
Surgery, Lens Power Calculations", The 411th PLA Navy Hospital, Shanghai, China,
November 14-16, 1989.

"Lasers in Ophthalmology"
Lions Club, Littleton, CO. May, 1991.

"Lasers in Ophthalmology"
Lions Club, Englewood, CO,
August,1991.

"Indications for Phacoemulsification"
Allergen Medical Optics, Portland, OR,
August, 1991.

Modern Cataract Surgery

Arapahoe County Association of Retired Teachers
Englewood, CO. November 4, 1991.

"Mission Surgery in Niltepec, Mexico", Denver Southeast
Rotary Club, December 19, 1991.

Rotary Club, Goodland, KS, January 3, 1992.

"Mission Surgery in Mazatenango, Guatemala",
Rotary Club, Goodland, KS, January 1993.

"Update on New Trends in Ophthalmology"
Rotary Club, Englewood, CO, July, 1993.

"Keeping Aging Eyes Healthy: Cataracts and Macular Degeneration"
Porter Memorial Hospital, October 25, 1994.

"Clear Cornea and Small Incision Cataract Surgery"
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmic Personnel Symposium,
Steamboat Springs, CO, July, 1995.

"Lasers in Ophthalmology"
Rotary Club, Littleton, CO, November 21, 1995.

"Rural Health Care"
Rotary Club, Goodland, KS, May 10, 1996.

"Simultaneous Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Posterior Chamber Intraocular
Lens Implantation, and Posterior Lip Sclerectomy", IOL and Ocular Surgery News,
February, 1984.

"Computer Graphics In Ophthalmology"
Ophthalmology Management, May, 1985.

"Making Sense Out of Non-Steroidals"
Review of Ophthalmology, April, 1994.

"Complications of Cataract Surgery"
Review of Ophthalmology, February, 1995.

Panels

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
Filmed at WGBH Boston, Mass., for Ophthalmic Insight Series
August 1983.

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Round Table
Printed as a special supplement in Ocular Surgery News
May, 1993.

NSAIDs vs. Current Therapies in Postcataract Anti-lnflammatory Care
Supplemental edition of Ocular Surgery News
May 15,1993.

Articles Published

"Microcomputer Corner - General Survey of Software"
IOL and Ocular Surgery News, April, 1993.

"Telecommunications"
IOL and Ocular Surgery News, May, 1993.

"Database Management"
IOL and Ocular Surgery News, July, 1993.

"Combined Cataract Extraction Intraocular Lens Implantation, and Trabeculectomy
Filtering Procedure", IOL and Ocular Surgery News, November 15,1983.

"Simultaneous Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Posterior Chamber Intraocular
Lens Implantation, and Posterior Lip Sclerectomy", Ophthalmology Times
January, 1984.

Books Published

Computers in Ophthalmology
Co-authors Roberts Drews, MD, Wesley Herman, MD, Gary Jaffe, MD,
Gerald Meizer, MD, Frank Norris, David Pfoff, MD, Donald Sanders, MD,
John Retzlaff, MD Slack, September, 1984.

Finances In Medicine
Chapter by Co-Authors Philip Ellis, MD & David S. Pfoff, MD, Edited by Ben
Eisman, MD, Mosley. 1985.

 

Preceptor Program

The following Doctors have served a one month preceptor-ship with Dr. Pfoff:

Michael Vrabeck, MD
Randy Rottman, MD
Scott Sutherland, MD
Kathy Duerkson, M.D
John Beneke, MD
Doug Carter, MD
Jerry Shepps, MD
Anna Huaman, MD
Richard Hoffman, MD
David Johnson, MD
Michael Gelinas, MD
Tim Ammons, MD
Steve Awner, MD
Eric Olsen, MD
Karen Heuer, MD
Joseph Reeves, MD
Stephen Groves, MD

 

 

Military Service

Army ROTC 1955-1956

Enlisted: Army, February 1957.Private First Class

Basic Training: Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

Schools completed:

U.S. Army Intelligence School - Ft. Hollabird, MD.
ool - Ft. Campbell, KY., 37 jU.S. Army Parachute Schumps; Worked in G2 101st Airborne Division
Infantry Officer Candidate School - Ft. Benning, GA. 2nd Lt.

 

 

 

 Active Reserve Units:

12th Special Forces Group, Cicero, IL, A-Team Executive Officer

 

 


5502nd US Army Hospital, FAMC, Aurora, CO.
5501st US Army Hospital, Ft. Snelling, MN.

Highest Rank Held - Lieutenant Colonel Status - Retired

 

 

 

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