Kathleen Stoessel, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Director, Retina Fellowship Program

Departments & Organizations

Ophthalmology: Diabetic Eye Care | Macular Degeneration | Retina & Vitreous | Vitreoretinal Fellowship Faculty

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Stoessel is a full-time retina faculty, specializing in Medical Retina and Director of the Retina Fellowship Program. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and received her medical degree (MD) from the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center . She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the Yale University School of Medicine , followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship, also at Yale. Dr. Stoessel joined the Yale Eye Center as a full time faculty in Retina.
Dr. Stoessel is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Stoessel is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale University in Retinal Disease and is in charge of the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) program in which premature infants have retina evaluations, monitoring, and laser treatment when indicated to lower the risk of vision loss.

Dr. Stoessel is the Retina Co-investigator at Yale for the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) Trial.

Education & Training

MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1976)
BA College of New Rochelle, New York (1972)
Resident Montefiore Hospital
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (1984)

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Contact Info

Kathleen Stoessel, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Eye CenterTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
OphthalmologyYale School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208061

New Haven, CT 06520-8061