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Karen Armbrust

Karen Armbrust, MD, PhD

Positions
Staff Surgeon, Minneapolis VA
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Education
BA University of Minnesota at Morris; MD, PhD University of Minnesota
Contact Information
karen.armbrust@va.gov
Research Interests
My overall research goal is to investigate etiologies, systemic disease associations, and treatments for ocular disease. As a uveitis specialist with a background in clinical and translational research, I am motivated to pursue research projects that may benefit my patient population. Currently, I am investigating scleritis outcomes and treatments in the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Intelligent Research in Sight registry. I also am using Veterans Health Administration databases to evaluate ocular disease in US Veterans, with a focus on ocular inflammation, cataract surgery, and ocular toxicity of systemic medications.
Publications
Full bibliography on PubMed
VA Research Topics
Ophthalmology
MeSH Key Words
Uveitis; Scleritis; Electronic Health Records
Professional Networking
ORCID | ResearchGate | Google Scholar