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Byron N. Wilkes, M.D.

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Byron N. Wilkes, M.D.Place of Birth: Batesville, Arkansas
Date of Birth: July 8, 1980
Spouse: Allison
Children: Dunkin, Charlotte, Lucy

Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Hamilton Eye Institute
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN
July 2012-Present

Fellowship

Oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Louisville Hospital
July 2010-June 2012

Residency

Ophthalmology, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK
July 2007-June 2010

Internship

Internal Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Little Rock, AR
June 2006-May 2007

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Honors in Research 2006
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Bachelor of Science, Biology 2002
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology, June 2012

Licensure

Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, February 2012
Arkansas State Medical Board, 2012
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, June 2010
Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, June 2010
Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, April 2007

Publications

Forcina, B., Wilkes BN, Hildebrand PL., Oetting TA. The Case of Progressive Proptosis: “Our Daughter’s Eye Seems Different.” Eyenet magazine, March 2011.

Matthiesen, C., Bogardus C., Thompson, JS, Farris, B., Hildebrand, L., Wilkes, B., Syzek, E., Algan, O., Ahmad, S., Herman, T. The Efficacy Of Radiotherapy In The Treatment Of Orbital Pseudotumor. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. Vol. 79, No. 5, pp.1496-1502, 2011.

Matthiesen, C., Thompson JS., Thompson, D., Farris, B., Wilkes, B., Ahmad S., Herman, T., Bogardus, C. The Efficacy Of Radiation Therapy In The Treatment Of Graves’ Orbitopathy. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. Vol 78, Issue 3, Supplement 1, 1 November 2010, Page S560.

Wilkes, BN, Siatkowski RM. Progressive optic neuropathy in idiopathic intracranial hypertension after optic nerve sheath fenestration. J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Dec;29(4):281-3.

Schwab AM, Granholm S, Persson E, Wilkes B, Lerner UH, Conaway HH Stimulation of Resorption in Cultured Mouse Calvarial Bones by Thiazolidinediones. Endocrinology (2005)146:4349-4361.

Abstracts

Clark J, Wilkes B, Lee HB, Sokol J, Timoney P, Nunery W. Infection Rates in Elective Orbital Surgery. Accepted for presentation, ASOPRS Fall Meeting 2012.

Childs JH, Timoney PJ, Franklin, DL, Wilkes, BN, Sokol, J. Surgical Preferences in the Management of Recalcitrant Endophthalmitis. Accepted for presentation, ASOPRS Fall Meeting 2012.

Wilkes, B., Timoney, P., Lee, H., Nunery, W. Implant Selection in Enucleation and Evisceration Surgery: A Survey of ASOPRS Members. Accepted for presentation ASOPRS Fall Meeting, 2011.

Timoney PJ, Wilkes, BN, Lee, HB, Nunery, WR. Orbital Decompression as an Effective Therapy in Inflammatory Ophthalmic Graves Disease as Evidenced by Clinical Activity Score. Accepted for presentation ASOPRS Fall Meeting, 2011.

Hildebrand PL, Wilkes BN, Farris BK, Patel AD, de la Garza AG. Low Dose Orbital Radiation in Active Thyroid-Related Orbital Inflammation. Accepted for presentation, ARVO 2010.

Schwab AM, Wilkes BN, Lerner UH, Conaway HH (2004) Stimulation of Resorption in Cultured Mouse Calvarial Bone by the Thiazolidinedione, Ciglitazone. J Bone Miner Res 19: S411.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Tennessee Medical Association
Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
American Medical Association

Activities/Interests

Spending time with family, reading, golf, fishing, running, biking