Leonard S. Kirsch, MD is a fellowship-trained vitreous and retina specialist. He is internationally known for the numerous papers and lectures he has presented here and abroad. Dr. Kirsch is currently an active participant in ongoing research to find new treatments for diseases of the retina. His expertise in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques of all diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous make Dr. Kirsch one of the elites in his field.
In the Tampa Bay area, Dr. Kirsch pioneered the use of Photodynamic Therapy with Visudyne©, and intravitreal Macugen©, Lucentis©, and Avastin© for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Kirsch was also among the first surgeons in Florida to perform 25 gauge “no-stitch” vitrectomy in 2001. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Kirsch lives in Dunedin with his wife and their two daughters. We are proud to have Dr. Kirsch as part of our team of caring experts at The Eye Institute of West Florida.
Joined the Practice: 1993
Place of Birth: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Union College, Schenectady, NY
Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Internship: The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, CN
Residency: McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Montreal, CN
Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship: Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, CN
Fellowship: School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, La Jolla, CA
Board Certification: Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology
Academic Appointment: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, Tampa
Specialty: Diseases and Surgery of the Vitreous, Retina and Macula