Dr. Brian Joondeph, MD

Dr. Brian Joondeph, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Brian Joondeph, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 210

Denver, CO 80230

Contact Information

(303) 261-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Joondeph performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 95% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Joondeph's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Joondeph's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Joondeph "Dr. Joondeph is a native of northern New Jersey. He completed his training as a retina surgeon in 1990 and since then has worked both in private practice and full-time academic ophthalmology. He has been in Denver since 2003 after returning from an academic position in Auckland, New Zealand. He returns to Auckland, several times year, to work and teach in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Joondeph has more than 65 publications and is a current and past investigator in multiple clinical trials, looking at new and innovative treatments for a variety of retinal diseases. He works at the Lowry, Parker, Harvard and Golden offices of CRA and attends a monthly outreach clinic in Goodland, KS. Dr. Joondeph is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO. He recently completed a Masters degree in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Denver. He is also an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Joondeph is married and has three adult children. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include skiing, writing and fitness."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Joondeph "The mission of Colorado Retina Associates is to provide state-of-the-art, safe and effective retina care, knowing that compassion is equally important in the care of our patients."

2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinopathy, Arteriosclerotic
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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16  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Injection Therapy
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Cook County Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Denver
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • www.retinacolorado.com Twitter #retinaldoctor,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Joondeph's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Joondeph to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Joondeph's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Joondeph came across initially as rather serious and stoic when I first came in with a detached retina. However, following that first visit I grew to trust and like Dr. Joondeph. He is a wonderful man and a very competent doctor.
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