Alon Kahana, M.D., Ph.D.

Alon Kahana, M.D., Ph.D.

Eye Plastic, Orbital and Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Clinical Interests
Orbital diseases, including tumors, cancer, and thyroid-related eye disease, as well as small-incision facial cosmetic surgery and complex eyelid reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kahana helps both adults and children with oculofacial disorders.

Make an appointment with Dr. Kahana


  • Referring Physicians: M-LINE, 800-962-3555
  • Academic Office: 734-763-8097
  • E-mail:

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Laboratory of Orbital Development and Disease

KEC 245
Phone: 734-615-0435

Research Focus

Our research is based on the hypothesis that disease is a manifestation of normal embryologic processes that become dysregulated -- "wrong place, wrong time." We further hypothesize that a mechanistic understanding of these biological process during embryogenesis and adult regeneration will provide key insights into disease pathogenesis. We focus on the roles of neural crest-derived and muscle-derived progenitor stem cells in ophthalmic disease and in tissue regeneration, and are primarily interested in the intersecting biological processes that underlie embryogenesis, oncogenesis and adult tissue regeneration in the eye and orbit.

Dr. Kahana in his lab

In the News

A newspaper story and a TV segment (WDIV) featuring an artistic collaboration regarding our use of zebrafish to study eye/orbit development and regeneration:

WDIV - Detroit:

Last Modified: Wednesday, 08-Feb-2017 15:03:26 EST