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Vlad Matei, MD


After many years in Texas, Dr. Matei was delighted to return to beautiful Colorado, where he spent part of his childhood. He has expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of vitreoretinal diseases, and his passion for vitreoretinal disease and surgery blurs the distinction between occupation and hobby.​

Following his undergraduate studies at Rice University in Houston, TX, Dr. Matei completed his extensive medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, one of the top medical institutions in the country. After medical school and a residency in Internal Medicine, he had the privilege of continuing his training at UT Southwestern with a residency in Ophthalmology, followed by a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery. His voluminous and diverse clinical and surgical experience spanned five hospitals, including the famous Parkland Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. Matei is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Matei is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Vit-Buckle Society, and the American Retina Forum. He sees patients at all of the Rocky Mountain Retina locations. 

When not working, Dr. Matei enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, hiking, reading, solving math puzzles, and playing chess.