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Kuennen, Rebecca

Rebecca Kuennen, MD
Anterior Segment Division
Assistant Professor - Clinical

Specialty/Research Interests
Cornea and external diseases and Anterior segment and cataracts

Meet Dr. Kuennen



  • BS - Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA
  • MD - Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency - Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA
  • Cornea & External Disease Fellowship - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH


Dr. Kuennen is a full-time clinical and surgical ophthalmologist.  She specializes in corneal and external diseases of the eye as well as anterior segment disease.  In addition to working at the Havener Eye Institute, she sees patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and staffs the residents at the Columbus VA Outpatient Clinic and the Dayton VA Medical Center.  Her practice volume has grown significantly over the past several years.

Dr. Kuennen continues to be the Anterior Segment Division Director.  She also is the Ophthalmology Representative on the Faculty Council and is the faculty advisor for Project Nicaragua, an undergraduate organization.  She is actively involved on the Residency and Fellow selection committees.

Dr. Kuennen is a co-investigator on several clinical trials in the department.  One trial involves examining the long term safety and effectiveness of corneal collagen crosslinking in eyes with keratoconus and post refractive corneal ectasia and another trial is the NEI/Case Western sponsored Cornea Preservation Time Study.  She is also participating with the Infectious Disease Division on a clinical trial involving a new HIV vaccine.

Dr. Kuennen is very active in teaching students, residents and fellows.  She organizes and gives resident lectures several times a month.  She gives an annual lecture to the second year medical students and is currently involved in the new LSI curriculum.  She organizes the department’s morbidity and mortality conferences, resident surgical video conferences, and corneal journal club.  She helped organize and participated in the Mock Oral Board exams for the residents this year.  She precepts students, residents, and fellows both in the clinic and in the operating room.  This year she started taking part in the OSU College of Optometry Externship Program and has a fourth year optometry student rotate with her one half day a week.

Contact Information

E-mail: Rebecca.Kuennen@osumc.edu

Phone: (614) 293-8116
OSU Fax: (614) 293-5315
OSU Address: 915 Olentangy River Rd, Ste 5000, Columbus, OH 43212

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