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Robert B. Dinn, M.D.

Dr. Dinn, received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2003. After completing a one year internship in medicine at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, he concluded his training at the prestigious University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, which is consistently ranked one of the top ophthalmology residency programs in the nation. Dr. Dinn's special interests are in refractive, oculoplastic, and small incision cataract surgeries, as well as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic eye care. Dr. Dinn is a Fellow in The Academy of Ophthalmology and is Board Certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology. Additionally, Dr. Dinn actively participates in the ongoing Maintenance of Certification Program, sponsored by The American Board of Ophthalmology.

Curriculum Vitae



 



Education:

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Ophthalmology Residency, 2004-2007
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Methodist Hospital Indianapolis, Transition Medicine Internship, 2003-2004
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1999-2003
  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with Highest Distinction, Microbiology, 1995-1999

Honors:

  • Editor's Choice Award (presented by EyeNet Magazine), 2007
  • P.J. Leinfelder Resident and Fellow Research Award, 2006
  • University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Resident Research Grant, 2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2002
  • Dr. Francis and Marian Price Medical Education Scholarship, 1999 – 2003
  • Fischbach Medical Education Scholarship, 2001 – 2002
  • Charles Howard Ireland Memorial Award, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1998
  • Golden Key Honor Society, 1998
  • Fernandus and Elizabeth Payne Scholarship, 1998
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, 1996
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Balance Man Award (presented for endeavors in community service, academics, and athletics), 1996
  • Indiana University Honors Scholarship, 1995-1999
  • Kershner Scholar (awarded for excellence in undergraduate academic programming and planning), 1995-1999
  • Firefighters' Credit Union Scholarship, 1995-1997
  • Indiana University Alumni Association Scholar, 1995-1997
  • Hibernian Scholarship, 1995

Professional Organizations and Activities:

  • EyeNet Editorial Board
  • Howard County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology

Practice Experience:

  • Eye Physicians, Inc., 2007- present

Publications:

  • Lustbader, JM, Dinn RB. Chapter 5. Surgical Instruments and Blades. In: Oetting TA, eds. Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery Second Edition. San Francisco, CA. American Academy of Ophthalmology; 2011:57-82.
  • Dinn RB, Zimmerman MB, Shuba LM, Doan AP, Maley MK, Greenlee EC, Alward WL, Kwon YH. Concordance of diurnal intraocular pressure between fellow eyes in primary open-angle glaucoma. Ophthalmology. 114(5):915-920, 2007.
  • Shuba LM, Doan AP, Maley MK, Zimmerman MB, Dinn RB, Greenlee EC, Alward WL, Kwon YH. Diurnal fluctuation and concordance of intraocular pressure in glaucoma suspects and normal tension glaucoma patients. J Glaucoma. 16(3):307-312, 2007.
  • Dinn RB, Wall M. Tadalafil associated with typical migraine aura without headache. Cephalalgia. 26:1344-1346, 2006.
  • Dinn RB, Harris A, Marcus PS. Ocular changes in pregnancy. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 58(2):137-44, 2003.
  • Harris A, Dinn RB, Kagemann L, Rechtman E. A review of methods for human retinal oximetry. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging. 34(2):152-64, 2003.
  • Dinn RB, Harris A, Kagemann L, Rechtman E. Kumar R. Retinal and Optic Nerve Head Oximetry. In: Ciulla TA, Harris A, Regillo CD, eds. Retina and Optic Nerve Imaging. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2003: 283-293.

Research:

  • Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Mentor: Young Kwon, M.D., Ph.D.
    Project Title: Diurnal concordance of intraocular pressure between fellow eyes in patients with primary open angle glaucoma, normal tension glaucoma, ocular hypertension, and glaucoma suspects, December 2004 - March 2007.
  • Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Alon Harris, Ph.D.
    Project titles: Improvements in human retinal oximetry; A comparison of indocyanine green and fluorescein arteriovenous passageway times, June 2002 – May 2003
  • Department of Microbiology, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Ann Roman, Ph.D.
    Project title: The role of the human papillomavirus E5 protein in the viral life cycle, May 1999 – August 1999
  • Walther Oncology Center, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Mark Kaplan, Ph.D.
    Project title: The effects of various drugs inhibiting specific kinase pathways on the generation of IFN-Gamma secreting cells in TH2 cultures, December 1998 – January 1999
  • Walther Oncology Center, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Mark Kaplan, Ph.D.
    Project title: The absence of maintained anti-CD3 stimulation results in the generation of IFN-Gamma secreting cells in TH2 cultures, May 1998 – August 1998
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Indiana University
    Mentors: Eugene Xu, Ph.D. and Thomas Kaufman, Ph.D.
    Project titles: Search for the Centrosomin gene in various Drosophila species; Identification and sequencing of the Centrosomin gene in Drosophila virilis; Studying the various aspects of the Centrosomin and Xmas genes, January 1997 – Dec. 1997

Abstracts/Posters:

  • Dinn RB, Zimmerman MB, Shuba LM, Doan AP, Maley MK, Greenlee EC, Alward WLM, Kwon YH. (#503) Concordance of Diurnal Intraocular Pressure Between Fellow Eyes in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. Poster Session 5.07 IOP Measurement/Tonometry/Pachymetry. Las Vegas, Nevada. November 2006.
  • Shuba LM, Maley MK, Zimmerman MB, Doan AP, Dinn RB, Greenlee EC, Alward WLM, Kwon YH. (4461/B220) Diurnal fluctuation and Concordance of Intraocular Pressure in Normal Tension Glaucoma. Poster Session 467. Clinical Research III. Glaucoma. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2006.
  • Neff K, Harris A, Kagemann L, Kresovsky S, Dinn RB, Rivera F, Rechtman E. (2591/B226) Baseline Arterial Blood Saturation is Predictive of Venous Response to Hyperoxia. Poster Session 347. Tissue Oxygenation and Oxygen Utilization. Physiology & Pharmacology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2004.
  • Tsai P, Harris A, Kagemann L, Kresovsky S, Dinn RB, Siesky B, McCranor L, Catoira Y. (2592/B227) Arterial Oxygen Saturation Decreases with Age. Poster Session 347. Tissue Oxygenation and Oxygen Utilization. Physiology & Pharmacology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2004.
  • Dinn RB, Harris A, Kagemann L, Garzozi HJ, Kresovsky S. (3616/B319) A New Image Analysis Technique for the Calculation of Optical Density in Retinal Oximetry. Poster Session 442. Imaging I. Anatomy & Pathology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2003.
  • Kumar RV, Harris A, Kagemann L, Kresovsky SP, Dinn RB, Rechtman E, Yee A. (1299/B195) Retinal Venous Oxygen Saturation Unaltered With Age. Poster Session 238. Blood Flow III. Physiology & Pharmacology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2003.
  • Siesky BA, Harris A, Kagemann L, Kresovsky SP, Dinn RB. (1303/B199) Variation in Retinal Venous Blood Saturation During Hypoxia Between Smokers and Non-Smokers. Poster Session 238. Blood Flow III. Physiology & Pharmacology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2003.
  • Kresovsky SP, Harris A, Kagemann L, Yung R, Dinn RB. (1304/B200) Venous Oxygen Saturation Reduced During Hypoxia. Poster Session 238. Blood Flow III. Physiology & Pharmacology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2003.
  • Kagemann LE, Harris A, Dinn RB, Kresovski SP, Rechtman E, Garzozi HJ, Yee A, Beach JM. (3617/B320) New Image Analysis Technique Increases Oximetry Sensitivity. Poster Session 442. Imaging I. Anatomy & Pathology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2003.
  • Friedman S, Harris A, Dinn RB, Kagemann L, Garzozi H, Desai M, Ventrapragada S, Siesky B. (3643/B346) Dye Dependent Differences in Arteriovenous Passage Times: A Comparison of ICG and Fluorescein. Poster Session 443. Imaging II. Anatomy & Pathology. ARVO. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. May 2003.
  • Dinn RB, Roman A. The role of the human papillomavirus E5 protein in the viral life cycle. Indiana University School of Medicine Biomedical Research Program. Indianapolis, Indiana. August 2000.
  • Dinn RB, Xu E, Kaufman T. Towards the identification of the Centrosomin gene in Drosophila virilis. Indiana University L490 Program. Bloomington, Indiana. August 1997.

Personal:

  • Dr. Dinn enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

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