James Folk, MD

Contact Information

Office: 11196J PFP
Phone: 319-356-4338
Faculty Profile

Brief description of current research:

Dr. Folk's main research involves automated analysis of color and optical coherence tomography of retinal images in diabetics. He has a special interest in the analysis of the neuroretinal layers in the retina compared to cortical findings on MRI.  He also specializes in ocular inflammatory diseases.

3 most influetional diabetes/obesity/metabolism publications:

  • Abramoff MD, Folk JC, Han DP, Walker JD, Williams DF, Russell SR, Massin P, Cochener B, Gain P, Tang L, Lamard M, Moga DC, Qhellec G, Niemeijer M.  Automated Analysis of Retinal Images for Detection of Referable Diabetic Retinopathy.  JAMA Ophthalmol 2013 March; 131(3):351-357.
  • Almeida D, Zhang L, Chin E, Mullins R, Kucukevcilioglu M, Critser D, Sonka M, Stone E, Folk J, Abràmoff M, Russell S. Comparison of retinal and choriocapillaris thicknesses following sitting to supine transition in healthy individuals and patients with age-related macular degeneration. JAMA ophthalmology. 2015 March 1. 133(3):297-303.
  • Almeida D, Chin E, Rahim K, Folk J, Russell S. Factors associated with spontaneous release of vitreomacular traction. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2015 March 1. 35(3):492-7.