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Retina & Vitreous

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology



University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Scheie Eye Institute

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


Appointments: 984-974-2020


Keirnan Willett, MD

Dr. Willett is a board certified ophthalmologist and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Willett received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Willett completed an internal medicine internship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as well as a condensed fellowship in uveitis and ocular inflammation. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Willett joined the ophthalmology faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Willett’s expertise is medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, vascular occlusions, retinal detachment and inherited retinal diseases. He also specializes in inflammatory conditions of the eye including anterior and posterior uveitis due to autoimmunity and infection. He has a background in research and was a previously a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellow. He has authored numerous research papers on both vision science and ophthalmology. Dr. Willett also has an interest in international medicine and development of vison health care systems, for which he has traveled to Ghana, Columbia, and Botswana.

Dr. Willett sees patients by appointment.

Appointments: 984-974-2020


Kiernan Willet, MD