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Letson, Alan

Alan Letson, MD
Retina Division
Professor, Chief of the Retina Division, Ophthalmology Clerkship Director, Residency Training Program Director
Fellowship Program Director

Specialty/Research Interests
Diabetic retinopathy, Diabetic macular edema, Age-related macular degeneration, and Retinal vascular diseases



•  BA - Miami University in Oxford, OH
•  MD - Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH
•  Residency - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
•  Retina Fellowship - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH


Dr. Letson splits his time between patient care, teaching and research. His interests include retinal vascular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and various small vessel diseases and endotheliopathies of the retina and optic nerve.

Dr. Letson is the Residency Program Director, Retina Fellowship Co-Director, Ophthalmology Medical Student Clerkship Director, Independent Study Program Ophthalmology Module Leader, Ophthalmology leader in the new LSI medical school curriculum and Director of the Retina Division in the Department of Ophthalmology. He staffs residents for Retina subspecialty rotations, clinics at the Gowdy Fields office, Prison Clinic Rotation and inpatient consults.

Dr. Letson presented at the Continuing Education 20/20 Retina Seminar and was the Chair of the Program Committee for the 2012 Annual Spring Ophthalmology Symposium on Diabetic Eye Disease.  He also serves as a peer reviewer of manuscripts for ophthalmic journals.
An active advocate for clinical trials, Dr. Letson serves as the Principal Investigator for many national studies, including AREDS2, RIDE, GSK and a Co-Principal investigator for HARBOR, CATT, ACCORDION, DRCR-N.

Contact Information

E-mail: Alan.Letson@osumc.edu

OSU Phone: (614) 293-8041
OSU Address: 915 Olentangy River Rd, Ste 5000, Columbus, OH 43212

Dublin Phone: (614) 652-2600
Dublin Fax: (614) 685-1941
Dublin Address: 6435 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43016