Shree Kumar Kurup, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

346 Ratings

Shree Kumar Kurup, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, Ocular Immunology, Retinal Choroidal Diseases, Retinal Vascular Diseases, Uveitis

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4091
Department: 336-716-4091

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Additional Languages

Hindi, Malay, Spanish

Education & Training

  • M.D., New York Medical College, 2000
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, New York Medical College, 2003
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmology, National Institues of Health, 2005
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh, 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology


  • Am Academy Of Ophthalmology
  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Medical Assn

NPI Number

  • 1437103389
Shree Kumar Kurup, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

346 Ratings

Shree Kumar Kurup, M.D.

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)
General Internal Medicine

Research Interests

aging, degenerative disorders, diabetes, drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, genetics/genome, hypertension, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, prevention, primary care

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4091 | Department: 336-716-4091

Recent Publications

Mansour AM, Lee JW, Yahng SA, Kim KS, Shahin M, Hamerschlak N, Belfort RN, Kurup SK. Ocular manifestations of idiopathic aplastic anemia: retrospective study and literature review. Clin Ophthalmol. 2014;8():777-787.

Baartman B, Kosari P, Warren CC, Ali S, Jorizzo JL, Sato M, Kurup SK. Sight-threatening ocular manifestations of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome). Dermatology. 2014;228(3):193-197.

Smith AG, London NJ, Pao K, Lipkowitz J, Kurup SK, Garg SJ. Leukemia presenting as serous retinal detachment. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014;8(4):279-282.

Androudi S, Dastiridou A, Symeonidis C, Kump L, Praidou A, Brazitikos P, Kurup SK. Retinal vasculitis in rheumatic diseases: an unseen burden. Clin Rheumatol. 2013;32(1):7-13.

Komanski CB, Clark M, Kurup SK. Myriad ocular manifestations of one of the oldest human scourges in the eye. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013;251(9):2291-2293.

Grange LK, Jacobs-El N, Wiley HE, Kurup S, Chan CC, Sen HN. Intraocular (vitreoretinal) lymphoma following primary testicular lymphoma [letter]. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013;48(4):E95-E97.

Mansour AM, Arevalo JF, Fardeau C, Hrisomalos EN, Chan WM, Lai TY, Ziemssen F, Ness T, Sibai AM, Mackensen F, Wolf A, Hrisomalos N, Heiligenhaus A, Spital G, Jo Y, Gomi F, Ikuno Y, Akesbi J, LeHoang P, Adan A, Mahendradas P,. Three-year visual and anatomic results of administrating intravitreal bevacizumab in inflammatory ocular neovascularization. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012;47(3):269-274.

Kurup SK, Oliver A, Emanuelli A, Hau V, Callanan D. Low-dose methotrexate for the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy: a retrospective analysis. Retina. 2012;32(10):2096-2101.

Wang VM, Rosen RB, Meyerle CB, Kurup SK, Ardeljan D, Agron E, Tai K, Pomykala M, Chew EY, Chan CC, Tuo J. Suggestive association between PLA2G12A single nucleotide polymorphism rs2285714 and response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration. Mol Vis. 2012;18(267-270):2578-2585.

Antlanger M, Shaw SJ, Kurup SK. Presumed dengue-associated immune-mediated uveitis [letter]. Can J Ophthalmol. 2011;46(1):92-93.

Giegengack M, Kurup SK. Traumatic anterior subluxation of natural lens with aniridia and blood lining Descemet folds [image]. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(1):55.

Kurup SK, Whitcup SM, Levy-Clarke G, Nussenblatt RB. Noncorticosteroid immune therapy for ocular inflammation In: Duane TD, Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane's ophthalmology on DVD-ROM. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;2011: .

Greven CM, Kurup SK, Jacklin HN. Intraocular erosion and intrusion of an arruga encircling suture. Retina. 2011;31(7):1437-1438.

Androudi S, Tsironi E, Kump L, Kurup SK. Retinal vasculitis in rheumatic diseases: unseen burden In: Thomsen, WL, ed. Advances in eye research, vol 1. Hauppauge (NY): Nova Science Publishers;2011: 113-129.

van der Vaart R, Greven C, Manning R, Haines N, Kurup SK. Unilateral solitary choroidal granuloma as presenting sign of secondary syphilis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2011;249(10):1575-1577.

Bowen BE, Manning RA, Foster JB, Kurup SK, Ramaiya KJ, Shah GK. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina. 2011;31(9):1967-1971.

Kurup SK, Gee C, Greven CM. Intravitreal methotrexate in therapeutically resistant exudative age-related macular degeneration [letter]. Acta Ophthalmol. 2010;88(4):e145-e146.

Kurup S, Lew J, Byrnes G, Yeh S, Nussenblatt R, Levy-Clarke G. Therapeutic efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab on posterior uveitis complicated by neovascularization. Acta Ophthalmol. 2009;87(3):349-352.

Friberg TR, Smolinski P, Hill S, Kurup SK. Biomechanical assessment of radial optic neurotomy. Ophthalmology. 2008;115(1):174-180.

Gee CJ, Bonkowske J, Kurup SK. Visual disability in selected acts of terror, warfare, and natural disasters of the last 25 years: a concise narrative review. Am J Disaster Med. 2008;3(1):25-30.

Kump LI, Moeller KL, Reed GF, Kurup SK, Nussenblatt RB, Levy-Clarke GA. Behcet's disease: comparing 3 decades of treatment response at the National Eye Institute. Can J Ophthalmol. 2008;43(4):468-472.

Yeh S, Wroblewski K, Buggage R, Li Z, Kurup SK, Sen HN, Dahr S, Sran P, Reed GF, Robinson R, et al. High-dose humanized anti-IL-2 receptor alpha antibody (daclizumab) for the treatment of active, non-infectious uveitis. J Autoimmun. 2008;31(2):91-97.

Kurup SK, Levy-Clarke G, Calvo KR, Jaffe ES, Nussenblatt RB, Chan C-C. Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the spleen with coincident serous retinal detachments responsive to corticosteroids. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2007;35(5):468-472.

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Associate Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests

Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, Ocular Immunology, Retinal Choroidal Diseases, Retinal Vascular Diseases, Uveitis
Shree Kumar Kurup, M.D.

Shree Kumar Kurup, M.D.

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)
General Internal Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Shree Kumar Kurup, M.D.346 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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Patient Comments

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Have had full confidence in his care since first meeting.


At my most recent visit, it was only three days since my late father's burial. Dr. Kurup's initial question upon entering the exam room was how was I doing. I shared what had transpired over the previous 3-4 weeks. He expressed sincere condolences on the death of my dad. At the visit I had with him in late June, my mom had only been buried a few weeks prior. At both of these, Dr. Kurup was caring for me not only as a patient, he was caring for me as a fellow human. That means a great deal to me with my health care team. They care about the emotional as well as physical side of me.


So glad I was able to find this specialist to take care of me!


I have only excellent care from *Dr. Kurup. He is an asset to WFUBMC.


I was in a doctor's office, The proper care was giving to me. No one was rude, Everyone I encountered was kind and caring. The waiting room clean with reading material, the wait was short, my care to my knowledge was good. No one thing stands out. Experience all good. Nothing particular to comment on. I had a delightful experience talking with patients. One prayed for me, another delighted me with a story of how she deals with her near blindnedd.




Very good experience


Great Doctor & Staff


Dr. Kurup always takes up a lot of time explaining what he finds and what needs to be done. Never in a hurry.


Very good experience as usual.......Prompt and thorough.


#1-10. It hard for me to truthfully answer the 10 question.. I like *Dr. Kurup. He does my eye injection real good and keeps me seeing. He just don't have time to talk he has so many patients. #3. No time for talk. #9. For my rt. eye injection yes.


*Dr Kurup saved my vision. Not once, but three times! #9. Or higher!




*Dr. Kurup takes great care in/for his patients. Over the 7-8 years that I have been a patient, he has ALWAYS taken great concern for me personally.


I just need a clearer explanations.


Always a good experience. Very thorough, shows concern for my total health.


Love Dr. Karup


I love WFBH


I feel confident that my concerns will be addressed and the medical staff will present me with the best possible options for optimizing my health care decisions. As i recently underwent surgery at Wake Forest, I commend not only the surgeons for the excellent results, but also the anesthesiologist for listening to my fears and providing a most welcome and comfortable solution to them, and also the nursing staff in the Recovery Room. Kudos to all and thank you very much.


*Kurup is brilliant and I am very grateful that he is willing to take on my care, as I have a very rare and difficult to treat/understand disease.


Always good.


I have been seeing Dr. Kurup for over five years. He has always taken great care in my vision issues and working to assure that any matter discovered is addressed thoroughly. I also realize that it is due to Dr. Kurup's care for his patients that can sometimes cause delays. For that, I have no problems whatsoever. That, to me, shows an EXCELLENT physician!


I would recommend Dr. Kurup to anyone needing eye care he is knowledgeable and caring.




Very positive experience


Dr. Kurup is the greatest diagnostician I have experienced. He is extremely caring, and I would trust his judgment completely in any recommendations he had.


i highly recommend Dr. Kurip to all my friends and family.


pleased with care I received


I feel if it wasn't for *Dr. Kurup I would not have my eye sight today.


He was very thorough and knowledgable. He listened and took the time to make sure everything was alright.


Every thing is great with *Dr. Kurup and staff.


Very good experience!


Dr. Kurp is an excellent opthalmalogist and he has a great personality also.


Dr. Kurup is an excellent doctor. I am confident in his expertise. I appreciate his care. The visit was a little too fast paced.


Dr. Kurup is a terrific surgeon. Once surgery is over, he is totally uninterested in the patient.


I have already recommended Dr. Kurup to family and friends




Wonderful and very caring all in all a great friendly doctor


Have recommended already.


Dr Kurup said we could call him the next day to get the me of a Te h iCal expert for the problem that I hsve. He gave me the number


Dr. Kurup is kind, concerned and understanding. I particularly like the way that he explains things in a way that is easy to understand.

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