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Barry D. Kels, J.D., M.D.

Associate Professor, Surgery
Academic Office Location:
Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3803
Phone: 860-679-2687
Fax: 860-679-1997
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
A.B.Franklin & Marshall Collegepolitical science
M.D.Cornell University Medical CollegeMedicine
J.D.University of CT School of LawLaw

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyBeth Israel Medical CenterGeneral Ophthalmology Chief Resident, 1978
FellowshipMount Sinai Medical CenterGlaucoma DIRECTOR: Steven M. Podos, M.D.

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Designated as one of America’s Best Doctors in the 2013-2014Guide to Best Doctors in America.
Designated as one of Hartford’s Top Doctors in the 2013Guide to Hartford’s Top Doctors in Hartford Magazine.
Designated as one of America’s Best Doctors in the 2012-2013Guide to Best Doctors in America
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2013Consumers Research Council of America.
Designated as one of Hartford’s Top Doctors-2013Guide to Hartford’s Top Doctors in Hartford Magazine
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2013Consumers’ Research Council of America
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2012Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of Hartford’s Top Doctors in the 2012Guide to Hartford’s Top Doctors in Hartford Magazine.
Designated as one of America’s Best Doctors in the 2011-2012Guide to Best Doctors in America.
Designated as one of Hartford’s Top Doctors-2012Guide to Hartford’s Top Doctors in Hartford Magazine
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2012Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of America’s Best Doctors-2012Guide to Best Doctors in America
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2011Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of Hartford’s Top Doctors in the 2011Guide to Hartford’s Top Doctors in Hartford Magazine.
Designated as one of Hartford’s Top Doctors-2011Guide to Hartford’s Top Doctors in Hartford Magazine
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2011Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of America’s Best Doctors-2011Guide to Best Doctors in America
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2010Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2010Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2009Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2009Consumers Research Council of America
Designated as one of America’s Top Doctors in the 2008Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists.
Designated as one of Best Physicians in America 2008Guide to Best Doctors in Hartford.
Designated as one of America’s Best Doctors in the 2007-2008Guide to Best Doctors in America.
Designated as one of Best Physicians in America-2008Guide to Best Doctors in Hartford
Designated as one of America’s Top Doctors-2008Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Designated as one of Best Physicians in America 2007Guide to Best Doctors in Hartford.
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2007Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists.
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2007Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Designated as one of America’s Best Doctors-2007Guide to Best Doctors in America
Designated as one of Best Physicians in America-2007Guide to Best Doctors in Hartford
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2006Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists.
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2006Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Designated as one of America’s Top Physicians in the 2004-2005Top Physicians
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2004-2005Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2004Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Designated as one of America’s Top Physicians Guide to America’s Top Physicians
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in the 2002-2003Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Designated as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists-2002Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the Highest Grade in a Section of Law and JurisprudenceUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the Highest Grade in a Section of Media and the LawUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the Highest Grade in a Section of Selected Topics in Law and MedicineUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
Excellence for the Future Award for the Highest Grade in a Section of Health Care Law: Regulation and FinancingUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
Excellence for the Future Award for the Highest Grade in a Section of Life Insurance and Health Care FinancingUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the Highest Grade in a Section of Readings in American Constitutional HistoryUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
Excellence for the Future Award for the Highest Grade in a Section of PropertyUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
West Group Book Award for PropertyUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
University of Connecticut Health Center: Grievance Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity20082013
University of Connecticut Health Center: Aids Task ForceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMember UConn HealthUniversity20042011
Member Aids Task Force,Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberState20042011
Member Aids Task ForceAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState20042005
University of Connecticut Health Center: Medical Peer Review & Claims Management CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn HealthUniversity2002
Chairman of the Medical Peer Review & Claims Management Committee, UCHC June, 2002 to PresentAdvisory CommitteeChairmanUConn HealthState2002
American Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Academy of OphthalmologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Society of Contemporary OphthalmologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Association of OphthalmologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
International Association of Ocular SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational
Connecticut Society of Eye PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Ethical Adventures in 21st Century Dermatopathology
    Wiland HO IV; Kels BD, Grant-Kels J. Dermatoethcis. Contemporary Ethics and Professionalism in Dermatology 2012 Jan;177-184
  • Antimalarial Agents and the Eye
    Kerdel, F., Grant-Kels, J.M., Rothe, M.J., Kels, B.D. Dermatologic Clinics 513-519
  • Defining the Gray Zone: Client Billing and Contractural Joint Ventures
    Wiland, H.O., IV; Kels, B.D., Grant-Kels, J. Dermatoethcis. Contemporary Ethics and Professionalism in Dermatology 177-184
  • Human Ocular Anatomy
    Grant-Kels, J.M., Kels, B.D. Dermatologic Clinics 473-482

Editorials

Newsletters

  • Triangular Capsulotomy Approach: Fast, Safe and Reproducible
    Kels, B.D. Ocular Surgery News

Notes

Reviews

Short Surveys

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureConnecticut Valley Hospital2013Middletown, Connecticut
Connecticut and Legalization of Medical MarijuanaLectureGreek Olive of CME Symposium 2013New Haven, Connecticut
Connecticut and Legalization of Medical MarijuanaLectureWaterbury Hospital of CME Symposium 2013Waterbury, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureBristol Hospital of CME Symposium 2013Bristol, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureWaterbury Hospital of CME Symposium2013Waterbury, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureGreenwich Hospital 2012Greenwich, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureWindham Hospital2012Willimantic, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureBristol Hospital2012Bristol, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureYale Physician CME Symposium2012Waterbury, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureSt. Mary’s Hospital2012Waterbury, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureYale University School of Medicine / Anlyan Research Center2012New Haven, Connecticut
Reducing Provider RiskLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2011Farmington, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Do We Have Any Control?LectureYale University West Campus2011New Haven, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Do We Have Any Control?LectureYale Physician CME Symposium2011Norwich, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Gaining Control?LectureYale Physician CME Symposium2011Middletown, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureWindham Hospital of Yale School of Nursing CME Symposium 2010Willimantic, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderTalkGreenwich Hospital of Yale School of Nursing CME Symposium 2010Greenwich, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice: What Not To Do and What To DoLectureCMHC Dental Conference 2010Farmington, Connecticut
The Duty to Disclose Adverse Events [AEs]LectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2010Farmington, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureGreenwich Hospital 2010Greenwich, Connecticut
Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Drops for POAGLecture2010Manchester, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureWaterbury Hospital CME Symposium 2009Waterbury, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureCT Valley Hospital CME Symposium 2009Middletown, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureGreenwich Hospital of Yale School of Nursing CME Symposium 2009Greenwich, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderTalkUCONN Health Center 2008Farmington, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureWindham Hospital2008Willimantic, Connecticut
The Need for a BAK-Free PGALectureAlcon, Inc. 2008New Haven, Connecticut
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderTalkGreenwich Hospital 2008Greenwich, Connecticut
Medical Malpractice, Reducing Provider RiskLectureMaine Ophthalmological Society 2008Freeport, Maine
Medical Malpractice, Reducing Provider RiskTalkHampden Eye & LASIK Center 2008West Springfield, Massachusetts
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureGreenwich Hospital 2008Greenwich, Connecticut
BAK-Free PGAs & Reducing Provider RiskLecture2008Springfield, Massachusetts
HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for the Non-ID ProviderLectureBristol Hospital CME Symposium 2008Bristol, Connecticut
Reducing Medical Liability RiskLectureCSEP Semiannual Technicians Meeting 2007Plainville, Connecticut
An Ophthalmologists’ Primer on Medical MalpracticeLectureHartford Hospital 2006Hartford, Connecticut
Risk Management Processes and the LawLectureHealth Law Clinic 2006
Medical Malpractice: Reducing Provider Risk in the Teaching SettingLectureNew England Ophthalmological Society 2006Boston, Massachusetts
Medicine, the Law and How to Protect YourselfLectureUniversity of Connecticut Primary Care Symposium2006New Britian, Connecticut
How To Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice LitigationLectureMiddlesex Hospital 2005Middletown, Connecticut
How To Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice LitigationLectureRockville General Hospital 2005Rockville, Connecticut
How To Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice LitigationLectureCharlotte Hungerford Hospital2005Torrington, Connecticut
Reducing the Risk of Medical Malpractice LitigationLectureUCHC Lead Physicians Meeting2005Farmington, Connecticut
How To Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice LitigationLectureManchester Memorial Hospital2005Manchester, Connecticut
Ophthalmologists: Law & DisorderLectureConnecticut Society of Eye Physicians2004
Keeping Ophthalmologists in the Operating Room & Out of the Court RoomLectureConnecticut Society of Eye Physicians2004
Risk Management Processes and the LawLectureHealth Law Clinic 2004
The State of Medicine/Medical Malpractice Reform-Expert Panel DiscussionPanel DiscussionHartford Hospital2004Hartford, Connecticut
How Open Should we Be? How Should we Be Open?Talk2003
Role of Risk Management LectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2003Farmington, Connecticut
How Open Should we Be? How Should we Be Open?TalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2003Farmington, Connecticut
Liability in Fitness for Duty & Independent Medical ExaminationsLectureOccupational Therapy Department2003
Role of Risk Management LectureThe University of Connecticut Health Center 2002Farmington, Connecticut
The Treatment of Medical ErrorsLectureUCHC Medical House staff 2002Farmington, Connecticut
Realities and Experience of UCHC Risk Management Office Fiscal Years 1997-2002 (LM050)Lectureto Clinical Operations Group 2002Farmington, Connecticut
Cutaneous and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic DiseaseLectureThe University of Connecticut Health Center 1993Farmington, Connecticut
Cutaneous and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic DiseaseLectureAmerican College of Physicians1993Stowe, Vermont
Career and Lifestyle CrossroadsLectureMedical Student Affairs Office and Upjohn Sponsored Symposium1990Farmington, Connecticut
A Simplified and Improved Technique of Anterior CapsulotomyTalkWelsh Cataract Congress1984
Normal Exam of the Eye LectureThe University of Connecticut Health Center1981Farmington, Connecticut
Continuous Wave Argon Laser Iridectomy in Angle Closure GlaucomaTalkConnecticut Society of Eye Physicians1980
Cutaneous and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases: Diabetes, Sarcoidosis, and NeurofibromatosisTalkThe University of Connecticut Health Center1980Farmington, Connecticut
Indications and Technique of Laser IridectomyTalkJules Stein Eye Institute1978