K. Matthew McKay, MD

K. Matthew McKay, MD

Ophthalmology Resident, Class of 2019
K Matthew McKay

Career Plans: Uveitis Fellowship, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Dr. McKay graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BS in Optical Engineering (with High Distinction) in 2009 and a BA in Biology in 2010. He was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. While earning his MD at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and awarded the Jeffrey Berger Medical Student Research Award in Ophthalmology for his work in Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) imaging studying intrinsic signals of the retina. He also received an NIH grant to study photodynamic therapy in non-small cell lung cancer patients with pleural spread. He spent time at Massachusetts General Hospital, continuing research from his undergraduate studies on Alzheimer’s and cardiology-related genetics, for which he was awarded a Merck Fellowship. He completed his internal medicine internship at Yale New Haven Hospital. 



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