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Clinical Faculty

Robert D Fechtner, MD

Robert D Fechtner, MD
Appointed 07/11/16
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
315 464-5253

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences: Glaucoma

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Biomedical Sciences Program

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of California at San Diego, 1991, Glaucoma
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1989, Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, 1986, Glaucoma Research
  • Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1985, Glaucoma Research
  • Internship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 1983
  • MD: University of Michigan Medical School, 1982
  • BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1979, Biomedical Science

Previous Appointments

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 1998–2006
  • University of California at San Diego, 1989–1991
  • University of Louisville, Kentucky Lions Eye Center, 1991–1998

Research Interests

  • Glaucoma; pharmacology, diagnostic technology, clinical trials, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

Specialties & Certification

  • Ophthalmology - Complex Cataract

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Pediatric Glaucoma


  • Adults and Children

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

Web Resources

Clinical Profile Shortcut: https://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/fechtner
Faculty Profile Shortcut: https://www.upstate.edu/faculty/fechtner