Wendy A. Kirkland, M.D.

MEET WENDY A. KIRKLAND, M.D.

Dr. Kirkland is a native of Columbus, OH. She is passionate about glaucoma care, especially early detection and treatment of the disease. In addition to various types of minimally invasive and traditional glaucoma surgery, she performs cataract surgery as well as a variety of laser procedures.

CURRICULUM VITAE

MEDICAL SCHOOL:
Northeast Ohio Medical
Rootstown, Ohio
Doctor of Medicine
2004 -2008

PRE-MEDICAL EDUCATION:
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences
2002 - 2004

New York University
Study Abroad in Florence
Art History
June 2004 - August 2004

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, New York
Glaucoma Fellowship
Preceptor: Robert Ritch, M.D.
July 2012- June 2013

Georgetown University Hospital
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC
Ophthalmology Residency
Chief Resident: 2011-2012
July 2009- June 2012

The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio
Internship in Internal Medicine
July 2008- June 2009

Private Practice of Ophthalmology
Arena Eye Surgeons
262 Neil Avenue Suite 320
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Glaucoma and Comprehensive
Ophthalmology
2013 - Present

  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • The Joseph Dessoff MD Ophthalmology Education Award
    2012
  • Chief Resident, Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Department of Ophthalmology
    2011 - 2012
  • Best Resident Poster Award
    2010
  • Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award of The American Medical Women’s Association
    2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    2007 - Present
  • American Heart Association Undergraduate Research Award and Grant Recipient
    2005
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of Akron
    2004
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    2003
  • Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship Chair
    2003
  • Dean’s List
    2002 - 2004
  • Kirkland, SC Park, R. Furlanetto, C. Netto, Y. Liu, J. Liebmann, R. Ritch. “In Vivo Dimensions of Schlemm’s Canal and Number of Collector Channels in the Nasal and Temporal Areas of Normal Eyes”. Associated for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2013, Seattle, Washington. 2012
  • Netto, SC Park, W. Kirkland, R. Furlanetto, Y. Liu, J. Liebmann, R. Ritch. “In Vivo Structure of the Schlemm’s Canal and the Collector Channels in Eyes with Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma Compared to Normal Eyes”. Associated for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2013, Seattle, Washington. 2012
  • A. Bhatt, SC Park, R. Furlanetto, W. Kirkland, C. Netto, M. Al-Jumayli, J.Liebmann, R. Ritch. “Enhanced Depth Imaging Optical Coherence Tomography of Trabecular Outflow Pathway”. Associated for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2013, Seattle, Washington. 2012
  • Sheth, W. Kirkland, S. Ronakainen. C. Kirk, S. Pillai. “Impact of Patient Comprehension on Treatment Success in Glaucoma”. Associated for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2013, Seattle, Washington. 2012
  • Kirkland, C. Kirk, M. Adi, A. Schwartz. “Elevated Intraocular Pressure after Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty”. Poster Presentation at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Fort Lauderdale, FL (May 2012). 2012
  • Kirkland, C. Kirk, A. Venkat, E. Edell. “Predicting Office Visit Compliance in patients with POAG under health care reform”. Poster Presentation at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 2011
  • Kirkland. “Ocular Hypertension Study II: Delaying Treatment of Ocular Hypertension”. Oral Presentation at Washington Hospital Center Department of Ophthalmology Staff Meeting, Washington DC. July 2010
  • W.Anandajeya, S. Erzurum. “LASEK for post- Refractive Keratotomy Refractive Error”. Poster Presentation at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Chicago, IL. March 2008
  • Anandajeya WV, Correa ZM, Augsburger JJ. International Ophthalmology. 2009 Aug;29(4):285-8. Topic: “Primary Acquired Melanosis treated with Mitomycin C”
  • Anandajeya WV, Erzurum SE. Ocular Surgery News. 2007 Aug 15. 25(15): 46-47. Topic: “Traumatic late-onset flap dehiscence after LASIK”.
  • Surgical mission trip to Nuevo Progresso, Guatemala. 2011

EDUCATION & TRAINING

She grew up in Dublin and graduated high school from the Wellington School in Upper Arlington. She went on to pursue a a combined BS/MD degree at the University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University. While in medical school she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and graduated at the top of her class. She went on to pursue a preliminary medicine year at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, her husband Ryan was finishing his dermatology residency. Dr. Kirkland and her husband then moved to Washington DC where she would spend 3 years completing her ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center. During her final year of residency she served as chief resident. She continued her glaucoma training in New York City at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the direction of Dr. Robert Ritch and Dr. Jeffrey Liebmann, former president of the American Glaucoma Society.

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Dr. Kirkland has been performing Glaucoma procedures and Comprehensive Ophthalmology with Arena Eye Surgeons in Delaware, Ohio since 2013.

EXTRACURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT

To add to her education, Dr. Kirkland studied abroad for a year at the New York University in Florence, Italy. She engulfed herself in Art History before she returned to the states to attend the University of Akron to begin her Ophthalmology journey. She is a member of many Medical Society’s such as the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She served as the Chief Resident at Washington Hospital Center in Georgetown at the University Department of Ophthalmology.

HOBBIES & PERSONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Kirkland decided to relocate back to the Columbus area to remain close to family. She resides in Upper Arlington with her husband Ryan, who is a practicing Mohs surgeon, and her two young children, Nolan and Camille. She is passionate about glaucoma care, especially early detection and treatment of the disease. In addition to various types of minimally invasive and traditional glaucoma surgery, she performs cataract surgery as well as a variety of laser procedures.