Matthew (Matt) R. Starr, M.D.

  1. Ophthalmologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Matthew R. Starr, M.D., is an ophthalmologist, with specialty training in vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Starr is active in clinical and translational research, medical education, and patient safety/quality improvement initiatives. He provides mentorship to medical students, residents, and fellows. Additionally, Dr. Starr authors expert book chapters and publishes in high-impact scientific journals. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of vitreoretinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and age-related macular degeneration
  • Surgical management of complex vitreoretinal disorders relating to retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, diabetic tractional retinal detachment, and ocular trauma
  • Management of dislocated crystalline and intra-ocular lenses requiring lens exchange with scleral fixation techniques
  • Clinical trials focusing on surgical vitreoretinal disorders, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration
  • Population based, large scale database research focused on improving real-world outcomes of vitreoretinal diseases
  • Identifying techniques to improve surgical training using standardized teaching metrics
  1. Cataract
  2. Diabetic eye disease
  3. Diabetic retinopathy
  4. Epiretinal membrane
  5. Eye floaters
  6. Eye infection
  7. Eye injury
  8. Macular degeneration
  9. Macular edema
  10. Macular hole
  11. Macular pucker
  12. Retinal artery occlusion
  13. Retinal degeneration
  14. Retinal detachment
  15. Retinal disease
  16. Retinal vein occlusion
  1. Eye care
  2. Eye exam
  3. Eye injection
  4. Lens replacement surgery
  5. Retinal angiogram
  6. Retinal exam
  7. Retinal surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement
  1. 2021
    Fellow - Vitreoretinal Surgery Wills Eye Hospital
  2. 2019
    ResidentOphthalmology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2016
    InternInternal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
  4. 2015
    MDSchool of Medicine, Saint Louis University

Certifications

  1. 2020
    OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    ARVO 2021 Retina Research Foundation/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Travel Grant RecipientAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  2. 2021
    2021 Macula Society Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award and Lecture WinnerMacula Society
  3. 2021
    2021 Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Annual Surgical Trainee Paper Competition FinalistPhiladelphia Academy of Surgery
  4. 2020
    American Board of Ophthalmology’s John G. Clarkson Quality Improvement Award – Honorable MentionAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  5. 2020
    Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award WinnerMichel's Foundation
  6. 2019
    Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program FinalistOphthalmology Times
  7. 2015
    VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research Award RecipientVitreoretinal Surgery Foundation
  8. 2014
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha
  9. 2014
    Gold Humanism Honor SocietyGold Humanism Honor Society
  10. 2012
    Telluride Patient Safety Scholar Patient Safety
  11. 2010
    Society of Interventional Radiologists Student Research Grant Recipient Society of Interventional Radiology

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Ophthalmic Trauma
  2. 2018 - 2019
    Board MemberGraduate Education Committee (GEC)
  3. 2018 - 2019
    MemberBoard of Directors, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  4. 2018 - 2019
    Resident MemberMSGME Graduate Education Committee
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Retina Specialists
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  7. 2015 - present
    MemberAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Medical Quality
  9. 2014 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  10. 2014 - present
    MemberGold Humanism Honor Society
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  12. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Assocation
  13. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians

Publications