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Mary T. Champion, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Missouri Kansas City

Professional Background

Dr. Champion received her B.S. with distinction in Chemical Engineering at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS and her M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS. She completed her internal medicine internship and ophthalmology residency also at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She went on to complete a two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Associated Retina Consultants in Phoenix, AZ. She returned to the University of Kansas Department of Ophthalmology in 2017 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in our Retina Service.

Education and Training
  • MD, Ophthalmology, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Clinical Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgical, Associated Retina Consultants, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix, Arizona
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Board Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Co-Chair, 2022 - 2022
  • Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, President, 2022 - Present
  • Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Member, 2020 - 2021
  • American Society of Retina Specialists, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Women in Retina, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Women in Ophthalmology, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member, 2013 - Present

Research

Overview

Dr. Champion is one of our vitreoretinal specialists in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Our retina specialists use the latest diagnostic and surgical technology to offer a variety of leading-edge treatments. As part of one of the nation's premier academic medical centers, our care providers are committed to research and scientific discovery through the University of Kansas Medical Center. We can often include our patients in potentially lifesaving clinical trials and treatment options not available anywhere else.

Publications
  • Pham, Mary, Chow, C., C, Badawi, D, Tu, E., Y. 2011. Use of infliximab in the treatment of peripheral ulcerative keratitis in Crohn disease. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 12 (1), 183-8
  • Champion, Mary., T. 2013. Myopic Traction Maculopathy. https://eyewiki.aao.org/Myopic_Traction_Maculopathy
  • Champion, Mary., T, Tang, Johnny. 2013. Myopic Foveoschisis: Surgical Intervention. Retinal Physician, 10 (July/Aug 2013), 30-39
  • Champion, Mary., T, Singer, J, Bakall, B. 2018. Heimler Syndrome with Pigmentary Retinopathy Associated with PEX6 Gene Mutation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), 59 (9), 6043