Donald J. Keller, MD

Donald Keller MD

Donald Keller, MD

Donald Keller, MD, founded Boulder Eye Surgeons and began practicing in Boulder in 1997. He completed his undergraduate training at Creighton University with a degree in Chemistry. He went on to medical school at the University of Nebraska, where he graduated with research honors and was elected into the medical honors fraternity, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Following medical school, Dr. Keller completed an internal medicine internship at Creighton University. He completed his formal training with a three-year Ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska, where he served as chief resident during his third year.


A Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Keller has trained locally and internationally in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery.  Dr. Keller was one of the first surgeons in Colorado to perform Lasik refractive surgery. In addition to Lasik, Dr. Keller was the first surgeon in the Denver/Boulder area performing the FDA approved Crystalens cataract procedure and the first in the Boulder area to offer ECP, a laser treatment for glaucoma.


VisX certified for S2, S3, S4, Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism
Bausch and Lomb Keratome certification for ACS and Hansatome
Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser in situ Keratomeulusis, Windsor, Ontario Canada
The University of Nebraska Department of Ophthalmology, Residency, July 1992-July 1995
Radial Keratotomy Course, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, December 10-11, 1994
Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, San Francisco, CA, November 29, 1994
Radial Keratotomy Course, St. Louis, MO, May 14-15, 1994
Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, January-February, 1993
Creighton University, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Internship, Omaha, NE, July, 1991-June, 1992
Creighton University, B.S., Chemistry, Omaha, NE, August, 1983-May, 1987


Research Honors, University of Nebraska, August, 1987-May, 1991
Finalist for Dorsey Award in manuscript competition and Second place in poster competition, Student Research Forum, November, 1990
Second place in poster competition, Midwest Student Research Forum, February, 1991
Alpha Omega Alpha
Research Honors Program
Alumni Association Research Scholarship, Summer 1989
Edgar Adler Research Scholarship, Summer 1988
Student Outreach Program, 1989-91
Class Co-Vice President, 1987-88
Creighton Alumni Scholarship, 1983-87
Leavey Foundation Scholarship, 1983-87
Reinert and Condon Academic Merit Scholarship, 1983-87


Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Colorado Ophthalmologic Society
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Member, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
Member, Boulder Medical Society


National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Ophthalmology
State of Colorado Board of Medical Examiners


Avista Adventist Hospital, Louisville, CO
Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO


Keller, D.J., Todd, G.L. Acute cardiotoxic effects of cocaine and a hyperadrenergic state in anesthetized dogs. International Journal of Cardiology, in press.

Yablonski, M.E., Leeds, L.G., Keller, D.J., and Saravitz, E.M. Post-trabeculectomy anterior capsular cataract formation induced by anterior chamber air. Abstract at ARVO convention May, 1992.

Keller, D.J., Todd, G.L. Cardiovascular effects of cocaine on a hyperadrenergic state produced norepinephrine infusion. Clinical Research, Vol. 37, 1989 (abstract).

Todd, G.L., Keller, D.J. Cardiotoxic effects of cocaine and hyperadrenergic state. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., 1989 (abstract).

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