Pavlina S. Kemp, MD

Director, Medical Education, Dept of Ophthalmology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Office: 11290 PFP
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242


BSE, Biomedical Engineering Major, German Minor, University of Iowa, College of Engineering
MD, Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Internal Medicine
Resident, Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Fellow, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Licensure and Certifications

ABO Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine


Kemp, P. S., Shah, A. S., Elliott, A. T. & Wan, M. J. (2017). Removal of a barbed fish hook from the cornea of an 8-year-old boy. Journal of AAPOS, 21(5), 407-407.e1. PMID: 28917995.

Kemp, P. S., Chang, Y. H., Melvin, P. & Dagi, L. R. (2017). Patient Characteristics and Surgical Approach Impacting Simultaneous to Alternate Prism Cover Test Disparity After Exotropia Surgery: A Quantitative Look at the Difference in Motor Outcomes. Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, 54(4), 222-230. PMID: 28510776.

Kemp, P. S., VanderVeen, D. K. (2016). Computer-Assisted Digital Image Analysis of Plus Disease in Retinopathy of Prematurity. Seminars in Ophthalmology, 31(1-2), 159-62. PMID: 26959142.

Kemp, P. S. (2016). The best of the best: a review of select pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus case reports published in 2015. Digital journal of ophthalmology: DJO, 22(4), 72-74. PMID: 28924407.

Kemp, P. S., Longmuir, S. Q., Gertsch, K. R., Larson, S. A., Olson, R. J., Langguth, A. M., Syed, N. & Oetting, T. A. (2015). Cataract surgery in children with uveitis: retrospective analysis of intraocular lens implantation with anterior optic capture. Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, 52(2), 119-25. PMID: 25608281.

Kemp, P. S., Oetting, T. A. (2015). Stability and safety of MA50 intraocular lens placed in the sulcus. Eye (London, England), 29(11), 1438-1441. PMID: 26139047.

Kemp, P. S., Allen, R. C. & Longmuir, S. Q. (2014). Cryptic respiratory epithelial cyst of the lateral orbit in a 3 year old with strabismus and amblyopia. Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, 51 Online, e19-21. PMID: 25314310.

Longmuir, S. Q., Oral, R., Walz, A. E., Kemp, P. S., Ryba, J., Zimmerman, B. M. & Abramoff, M. D. (2014). Quantitative measurement of retinal hemorrhages in suspected victims of child abuse. Journal of AAPOS, 18(6), 529-33. PMID: 25456029.

Kemp, P. S., Allen, R. C. (2014). Bloody tears and recurrent nasolacrimal duct obstruction due to a retained silicone stent. Journal of AAPOS, 18(3), 285-6. PMID: 24735799.

Kemp, P. S., Larson, S. A. & Drack, A. V. (2014). Strabismus surgery in patients receiving warfarin anticoagulation. Journal of AAPOS, 18(1), 84-6. PMID: 24568993.

Bogunovic, H., Sonka, M., Kwon, Y. H., Kemp, P., Abramoff, M. D. & Wu, X. (2014). Multi-Surface and Multi-Field Co-Segmentation of 3-D Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 33(12), 2242-2253. PMID: 25020067.

Kemp, P. S., Longmuir, S. Q. (2012). Juvenile idiopathic arthritis with associated bilateral anterior uveitis in a four-year old girl. (154)

Kemp, P. S., Allen, R. C. & Kwon, Y. H. (2012). Giant reservoir formation from Ahmed seton valve. (150)

Kemp, P. S., Casey, G. & Longmuir, S. Q. (2012). Holoprosencephaly and Strabismus. (151)

Kemp, P. S., Winges, K. M. & Wall, M. (2012). Optic neuritis. (159)

Antony, B. J., Abramoff, M. D., Lee, K., Sonkova, P., Gupta, P., Kwon, Y., Niemeijer, M., Hu, Z. & Garvin, M. K. (2010). Automated 3-D Segmentation of Intraretinal Layers from Optic Nerve Head Optical Coherence Tomography Images. DOI: 10.1117/12.843928.

Sonkova, P., Evangelou, I. E., Gallo, A., Cantor, F. K., Ohayon, J., McFarland, H. F. & Bagnato, F. (2008). Semi-automatic segmentation and modeling of the cervical spinal cord for volume quantification in multiple sclerosis patients from Magnetic Resonance Images. DOI: 10.1117/12.773055.