Rochester, Minnesota


Barkmeier.Andrew@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Andrew J. Barkmeier, M.D., is an ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. His clinical and research interests include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, telemedicine, and complex vitreoretinal surgery for complications of diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma, retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Focus areas

  • Outcomes of surgical and pharmacological management of retinal disease
  • Clinical and administrative database research
  • Telemedicine and health care delivery
  • Clinical trials in diabetic retinopathy and retinal disease

Significance to patient care

Diseases of the macula, retina and vitreous are responsible for the majority of irreversible legal blindness in the United States. Dr. Barkmeier's research aims to better understand how patients respond to current vitreoretinal therapies and to clarify potential risks related to treatment.

His research also involves the use of clinical imaging, retinal screening systems, and population-based and large-scale administrative database resources, with the goal of optimizing surveillance protocols and treatment strategies for patients with sight-threatening retinal disease.

Professional highlights

  • Recipient, Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2017
  • Recipient, Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists, 2016


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


  1. Clinical Fellowship - Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Residency - Ophthalmology Saint Louis University
  3. Internship - Internal Medicine Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital / University of Chicago
  4. MD Medical College of Wisconsin
  5. BA - Anthropology and Preprofessional Studies University of Notre Dame

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