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Karl A. Holzinger, M.D.

Karl A. Holzinger, M.D. Karl A. Holzinger, MD is a graduate of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ. He is a graduate of New York University Medical School, New York, NY. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Naval Hospital San Diego, CA. He served in the Navy as Chief of the Ophthalmology Department of Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Assistant Chief of Ophthalmology Services at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI and then ending his Naval career as Chief of Ophthalmology Services at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.

Dr. Holzinger has lectured in many countries as well as been on many medical missionary trips. As a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Hozinger’s special areas of expertise include Premium Cataract, Glaucoma, and well as he provides diagnosis and treatments of all types of visual problems.

Dr. Holzinger is active in many professional organizations and memberships.

EDUCATION

1975-1979 Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ: B.A. Biochemistry

1979-1983 New York University, New York, NY: M.D.

1983-1984 Internal Medicine Internship: Naval Hospital San Diego, CA

1988-1991 Residency: Naval Hospital San Diego, CA

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2008-Pres: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1998-2007: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

2000-2007: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii School of Medicine

1993-1994: Clinical Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, The Chicago Medical School

HONORS AND AWARDS

Summa Cum Laude, Rutgers College, 1979

Diplomat of National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984

Diplomat of American Board of Ophthalmology, 1992. Recertification January 1, 2003

Winner--Sixth Annual Navy Academic Research Navy-wide Competition - Resident Level; Bethesda, MD; May 1991

Winner--Sixth Annual Navy Academic Research Regional Competition- Resident Level; San Diego, CA; April 1991

Navy Achievement Medal, 1991

Navy Commendation Medal, 1988, 1994, 1998

Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1998

Legion of Merit, 2007

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Surgical Eye Expeditions

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

1991-1994: Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL

1994-2006: Assistant Chief, Ophthalmology Service, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

2006-2007: Chief, Ophthalmology Service, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

LICENSURE

State of New Jersey

State of Pennsylvania

CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Ophthalmology - October 1992

HOSPITAL PRIVELEGES

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (2/09-present)

Virtua Hospital Systems, Voorhees, NJ (12/07 - present)

SurgiCenter of Vineland, Vineland, NJ (10/08-present)

Will's Eye Surgical Center, Cherry Hill, NJ (11/07 - present)

Tripler Army Medical Center (10/94 - 6/07)

Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois (08/91 - 09/94)

PUBLICATIONS

Essentials of Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery. Munirul Huq SM, Holzinger K. Jesmine Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1997

Histology and perfusion-flow studies of heparinized vs. standard pediatric Molteno implants.
Hasty B., Holzinger K. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 32 (supp): 1123, 1991

Gaze position effect on intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients.
Feldman R, Crapotta J, Holzinger K, Feldman S, Gross R. Invest. Ophthalmology. Vis. Sci., 32 (supp): 808,1991

Lamellar interface fluid accumulation following traumatic corneal perforation and laser in situ keratomileusis. Bushley M, Holzinger K. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2005 Jun; 31(6):1249-51

Mycobacterium chelonae Keratitis After Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy (LASEK). Rodriguez B, Holzinger K. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2006 Jun; 32(6):1059-1061

FOREIGN ADMINISTRATIVE/MEDICAL EXPERIENCE AND MEDICAL MISSIONS:

Advance team U.S. Navy Humanitarian Assistance Survey, Java and Sulawesi islands, Republic of Indonesia. August 1998

Officer-in-Charge and Chief Surgeon U.S. Navy and Indonesian Army Humanitarian Cataract Surgery Program, Luwuk and Bualemo, Sulawesi Island, Republic of Indonesia. October 1998

Course Director and Chief Surgeon, Phacoemulsification Training for Indonesian Ophthalmologists, Surabaya, Indonesia. March 1999

Officer-in-Charge and Chief Surgeon U.S. Navy - Indonesian Navy"Cooperation and Readiness Assistance Training", Sito Bundo, Java Island, Indonesia. May 2000

Guest speaker at Annual U.S. and Singapore Navy Medical Conference, Singapore; September 2000

Officer-in-Charge and Chief Surgeon U.S. and Indonesian Navy"Cooperation and Readiness Assistance Training", Singkep, Riau Islands, Indonesia. July 2001

Officer-in-Charge and Ophthalmologist U.S. Navy - Indonesian Navy"Cooperation and Readiness Assistance Training", Lamongan, West Java, Indonesia. June 2002

Chief Surgeon U.S. Army Pacific Islands Medical Assistance Program, Ebeye Island, Marshall Islands. September 2002

U.S. Navy Officer-in-Charge, U.S. Navy - Vietnamese Ministry of Health"Blast Resuscitation and Victims Assistance" Coordination meeting, Hanoi and Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. March 2004

Head Ophthalmologist U.S. Army Subject Matter Expert Exchange with Vietnam Health Ministry, Thai Binh, Vietnam. September 2004

Advance Team member for preparation phase of United States Naval Ship Mercy and Project Hope Tsunami Relief Effort and Chief Ophthalmologist for Humanitarian Relief Banda Aceh, Indonesia. January-February 2005

Head Ophthalmologist U.S. and Mongolian Army Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Zavhan Province, Mongolia. September 2006

Head Ophthalmologist U.S. Military Readiness Training Exercise with Vietnam civilian team, University Hospital, Hue, Vietnam. March 2007

Head Ophthalmologist multi-nation Southeast Asia Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. June 2007

Cataract Mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Temple University senior residents to train in Humanitarian Cataract Missions. May 2010

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