UPMC Vision Institute Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker Alon Kahana, MD

Dr. Alon Kahana is Professor of Oculoplastic Surgery and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Ophthalmology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at Brandeis University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Dr. Kahana received his MD (with Honors) as well as a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and a prestigious ASOPRS fellowship in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin under the preceptorship of Dr. Mark Lucarelli. He simultaneously completed a facial cosmetic surgery fellowship under the preceptorship of Dr. Bradley Lemke. Dr. Kahana’s fellowship thesis won the prestigious Marvin Quickert Award from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).


An internationally renowned expert in orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery, Dr. Kahana is a sought-after lecturer and a respected leader. He is a Program Director for an ASOPRS-approved fellowship in oculofacial plastic surgery, and teaches ophthalmology residents from Beaumont, Ascension and Kresge/Wayne State University.