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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. Desai SJ, Kim HJ, Kersten RC, Bloomer MM, Vagefi MR. Extrascleral Spread of Choroidal Melanoma via Tantalum Marker Suture Track. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec 1; 131(12):1643-5.
  2. 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.
  3. Gorovoy IR, Kazanjian M, Kersten RC, Kim HJ, Vagefi MR. Fungal rhinosinusitis and imaging modalities. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 26(4):419-26.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cetinkaya A, Kersten RC. Surgical outcomes in patients with bilateral ptosis and Hering's dependence. Ophthalmology. 2012 Feb; 119(2):376-81.
  7. Thiagarajah C, Kersten RC. Medial wall fracture: an update. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2009 Oct; 2(3):135-9.
  8. Kersten RC, McCulley TJ. Re: "Transient descent of the contralateral eyelid in unilateral ptosis surgery". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Sep-Oct; 25(5):419-20; author reply 420.
  9. Kersten RC. Re: "Pathogenesis of canalicular lacerations". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Sep-Oct; 25(5):420-1; author reply 421.
  10. Cetinkaya A, Kersten RC, Brannan PA, Thiagarajah C, Kulwin DR. Intraoperative predictability of temporal artery biopsy results. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Sep-Oct; 24(5):372-6; discussion 377.
  11. Bernardini FP, Kersten RC, Devoto MH, Morton AD, Johnson TE. Outcomes after surgical excision of large and massive orbital tumors. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 24(4):280-3.
  12. Pereira LS, Hwang TN, Kersten RC, Ray K, McCulley TJ. Levator superioris muscle function in involutional blepharoptosis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun; 145(6):1095-1098.
  13. Cetinkaya A, Kersten RC. Relationship between radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid carcinoma and nasolacrimal drainage system obstruction. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Nov-Dec; 23(6):496.
  14. Kersten RC. Management of cosmetically objectionable periocular veins. Semin Plast Surg. 2007 Feb; 21(1):54-6.
  15. McCulley TJ, Kersten RC. Periocular inflammation after retrobulbar chlorpromazine (thorazine) injection. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 22(4):283-5.
  16. Brannan PA, Kersten RC, Kulwin DR. Sclerosing idiopathic orbital inflammation. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2006 May-Jun; 43(3):183-4.
  17. Brannan PA, Kersten RC, Kulwin DR. Isolated medial orbital wall fractures with medial rectus muscle incarceration. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 May-Jun; 22(3):178-83.
  18. O'donnell B, Codère F, Dortzbach R, Lucarelli M, Kersten R, Rosser P. Clinical controversy: congenital unilateral and jaw-winking ptosis. Orbit. 2006 Mar; 25(1):11-7.
  19. Brannan PA, Kersten RC, Schneider S, Kulwin DR. A case of primary adenocarcinoma of the lacrimal sac. Orbit. 2005 Dec; 24(4):291-3.
  20. Kersten RC, Bernardini FP, Khouri L, Moin M, Roumeliotis AA, Kulwin DR. Unilateral frontalis sling for the surgical correction of unilateral poor-function ptosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Nov; 21(6):412-6; discussion 416-7.

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