Kathryn M. Haider, MD, has been a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology since 2007.
She currently serves as the Department of Ophthalmology’s Director of Clinical Research. She also serves as the educational director of the Retinopathy of Prematurity service at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, providing education to pediatric ophthalmology fellows in the screening, laser treatment and injectable medicine treatment.
In 2018, Haider helped establish the first Inheritable Retinal Disease (IRD) clinic for children in Indiana. This multidisciplinary clinic provides diagnostic testing, including electroretinograms (ERGs), fundus photos and peripheral vision testing along with genetic testing, genetic counseling and information about clinical studies nationwide.
Haider has received an IU Heath Value Fund grant to study Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Other research interests include pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, strabismus and hemangioma. She is the first author on one of the most widely cited papers on hemangioma in the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in the past 10 years. She also participates in multiple Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) studies, a large cooperative group with multicenter participation.
Haider has been nationally recognized by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), serving as vice-chair on one of two committees upon which she has served as member. She has received the Honor Award from AAPOS in recognition of service to the organization.
Haider earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She attended medical school there, graduating in 2003.
She completed her residency in 2007 at Saint Louis University in St. Louis before joining Indiana University Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, completing a fellowship from 2007-08 and then joining the faculty fulltime.