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Michael S Erlanger, MD

Associate Professor

Denver Veteran Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO 80220

APPOINTMENTS:  (303) 399-8020

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Erlanger, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and is a specialist in corneal transplantation, refractive surgery and cataract surgery. His research interests include surgical device development and anterior and posterior lamellar corneal graft development. 
Doctor Erlanger received his Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, and completed his Transitional Internship at the University of Pittsburgh, Shadyside Hospital. He completed a three year Ophthalmology Residency at Nassau University Medical Center/ State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical Center in Long Island, New York. He completed his sub-specialty fellowship in Cornea, Refractive and External Disease at the University of Colorado's Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute in Denver, Colorado. His clinical practice is at the Department of Veterans Affairs/Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver, Colorado.


Corneal Disease, Cataract.


Corneal Transplantation, Cataract Extraction.


  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Nassau University/State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Fellowship: Cornea and External Disease, University of Colorado School of Medicine



1993 Graduated Cum Laude, Middlebury College
2008-present Marquis Who’s Who in America
2008-present Strathmore’s Who’s Who
2011 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery: Best in Session Scientific Paper Co-Author San Diego, CA
2011 American Society of Retinal Surgeons: Best in Session Film, Boston, MA
2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology: Best in Session Scientific Paper, Orlando, FL
2012 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery: Innovator Session, Chicago IL
2012 Top Doctors, US News and World Report