Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences








Patients Seen At:

St. Louis Children's Eye Care
One Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-454-6026
Fax: 314-454-2368

Children's Specialty Care Center
13001 N Outer 40 Rd, Suite 2C
St. Louis, MO 63017
Phone: 314-454-3050
Fax: 314-454-3052

 

Email: Culican@vision.wustl.edu

Education

  • B.A.: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990
  • Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
  • Ph.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998

Training

  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2002
  • Chief Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2004

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2004
  • Missouri Board of Healing Arts Licensure, 1997
  • Ophthalmology -- Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated cum laude with a BA in Biology, Washington University in St. Louis Recipient of the Harrison Daily Stalker Prize for breadth of interest and excellence in science, 1990
  • Selected as one of two graduate-student members Chancellor Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis, 1994
  • Finalist, James L. O’Leary Prize for Research in Neuroscience Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996
  • Max and Evelyn Grand Prize in Clinical Ophthalmology Washington University School of Medicine, 1998
  • Doris P. and Harry J. Wexler Award for Ophthalmic Research, 2000
  • Fellowship, Society of Heed Fellows, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 2003-2004
  • Inducted Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2007
  • Special Service Award, John Cochran VA Hospital, 2008
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2009-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected Publications

  1. Culican SM, Rupp JD, Margolis TP. Retaining clinician-scientists: nature versus nurture. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 27;55(5):3219-22.
  2. Cain MD, Vo BQ, Kolesnikov AV, Kefalov VJ, Culican SM, Kerschensteiner D, Blumer KJ. An allosteric regulator of R7-RGS proteins influences light-evoked activity and glutamatergic waves in the inner retina. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 9;8(12):e82276.
  3. Lee AR, Lamb RR, Chang JH, Erdmann-Gilmore P, Lichti CF, Rohrs HW, Malone JP, Wairkar YP, Diantonio A, Townsend RR, Culican SM.Identification of Potential Mediators of Retinotopic Mapping: A Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Optic Nerve from WT and Phr1 Retinal Knockout Mice. J Proteome Res. 2012 Nov 2.
  4. Soto F, Ma X, Cecil JL, Vo BQ, Culican SM, Kerschensteiner D. "Spontaneous activity promotes synapse formation in a cell-type-dependent manner in the developing retina." J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 18.
  5. Berk DR, Culican SM, Bayliss SJ. "Scleral Hemangioma: Case Report and Response to Propranolol." Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Apr 4.
  6. Kraus CL, Culican SM. "Use of biologic agents in ocular manifestations of rheumatic disease." Int J Rheumatol. 2012;2012:203819.
  7. Kraus CL, Culican SM. "Challenging presentations of cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis." J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2012 Sep;2(3):133-6.
  8. Vo BQ, Bloom AJ, Culican SM. "Phr1 is required for proper retinocollicular targeting of nasal-dorsal retinal ganglion cells." Vis Neurosci. 2011 Mar;28(2):175-81.
  9. Kraus CL, Culican SM. "Nummular keratopathy in a patient with Hyper-IgD Syndrome." Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2009 Aug 5;7:14.
  10. Culican SM, Bloom AJ, Weiner JA, DiAntonio A. "Phr1 regulates retinogeniculate targeting independent of activity and ephrin-A signalling." Mol Cell Neurosci. 2009 Jul;41(3):304-12.

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