EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Endowed Chair
Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology
Areas of Interest:
Abnormal Eye Movement
Optic Nerve Disease
Stroke affecting vision
Thyroid Eye Disease
Dr. Kline is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1969 and graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1973. He served an internship in the Duke University Department of Medicine (1974) and a residency in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal (1977). He completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida.
Dr. Kline has been a faculty member of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology since 1979. He has been a Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at UAB since 1990. In 1998, Dr. Kline was appointed the Chairman of UAB's Department of Ophthalmology and in 2000 was awarded the ESFA Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology. Dr. Kline is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a member of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves as an Associate Examiner of the American Board of Ophthalmology and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.
Residency in Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute &
Montreal Neurological Institute