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Robert Kersten, M.D.



Ocular Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0344
Phone: (415) 353–2142
Fax: (415) 514–6034

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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University of Iowa School of Medicine 1978


University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Ophthalmology 1983


University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Ophthalmology 1984

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chi M, Kim HJ, Basham R, Yoon MK, Vagefi R, Kersten RC. Temporal Artery Calciphylaxis Presenting as Temporal Arteritis in a Case of Rhinoorbitocerebral Mucormycosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep-Oct; 31(5):e132-5.
  2. Grumbine FL, Deparis SW, Kersten RC, Vagefi MR. Delayed Periocular Hemorrhage After Upper Blepharoplasty. Orbit. 2015 Mar 21; 1-3.
  3. Peralta RJ, Kersten RC, Holland EJ, Snyder ME, Nerad JA. The clinical characterization and surgical correction of blepharoptosis associated with congenital aniridia. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan-Feb; 31(1):38-42.
  4. McClintic SM, Yoon MK, Bidar M, Dutton JJ, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. Tissue Necrosis Following Diode Laser-assisted Transcanalicular Dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan-Feb; 31(1):e18-22.
  5. Koktekir BE, Kim HJ, Geske M, Bloomer M, Vagefi R, Kersten RC. Orbital schwannomatosis in the absence of neurofibromatosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Nov; 25(6):2109-11.
  6. Cui QN, Geske MJ, Kersten RC. Diffusely swollen eyelid. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 132(9):1145-6.
  7. Koktekir BE, Basham R, Vagefi R, Kersten RC. Masson tumor in the eyelid. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Jul; 25(4):1529-30.
  8. Chi M, Kim HJ, Haug S, Vagefi R, Kersten RC. Acute eosinophilic meningitis and orbital inflammation from presumed angiostrongyliasis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun; 49(3):e65-7.
  9. Kasi SK, Gorovoy IR, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. The oculocardiac reflex in an adult with a non-displaced orbital floor fracture. Orbit. 2014 Aug; 33(4):286-8.
  10. Menda SA, Kim HJ, Bloomer MM, Crawford JB, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. Papillary cystadenocarcinoma of the lacrimal gland after radiation for bilateral retinoblastoma. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 30(3):e57-9.
  11. Naqvi SM, Thiagarajah C, Golnik K, Lee A, Kersten R, Nerad J. Optic nerve cyst-like formation presenting as a delayed complication of optic nerve sheath fenestration. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 30(3):e53-4.
  12. Chi M, Kim HJ, Koktekir BE, Vagefi R, Kersten RC. Iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid oculorrhea. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Mar; 25(2):469-70.
  13. Desai SJ, Kim HJ, Kersten RC, Bloomer MM, Vagefi MR. Extrascleral spread of choroidal melanoma via tantalum marker suture track. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec; 131(12):1643-5.
  14. McClintic SM, Kim HJ, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. Parameningeal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma with metastases to all the extraocular muscles. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar; 42(2):202-4.
  15. Gorovoy IR, Layer N, Kim HJ, Nobles SM, Stewart PJ, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. Pilomatrixoma in a patient with bilateral retinoblastoma. J AAPOS. 2013 Feb; 17(1):103-4.
  16. Gorovoy IR, Kazanjian M, Kersten RC, Kim HJ, Vagefi MR. Fungal rhinosinusitis and imaging modalities. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 26(4):419-26.
  17. Kralik SF, Kersten R, Glastonbury CM. Evaluation of orbital disorders and cranial nerve innervation of the extraocular muscles. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2012 Aug; 20(3):413-34.
  18. Greninger DA, Yoon MK, Bloomer MM, Keyser R, Kersten RC. Extraintestinal Crohn disease causing bilateral nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 28(2):e55-6.
  19. Cetinkaya A, Kersten RC. Surgical outcomes in patients with bilateral ptosis and Hering's dependence. Ophthalmology. 2012 Feb; 119(2):376-81.
  20. Thiagarajah C, Kersten RC. Medial wall fracture: an update. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2009 Oct; 2(3):135-9.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.