Murtaza K Adam, MD

Murtaza K Adam, MD

Colorado Retina Associates
Partner Physician
200 S Routt Way
Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80228
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Professional Affiliations

Academic Appointments
  • Adjunct Clinical Associated Professor, Rocky Vista University
Hospital Appointments
  • Porter Adventist Hospital

Education and Training

Ophthalmology residency
Wills Eye Hospital at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Retinal fellowship
Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA


A Wisconsin native, Dr. Adam joined Colorado Retina in 2017, after completing his residency and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. Aside from treating common medical and surgical vitreoretinal conditions, Dr. Adam has a special interest in seeing patients with complications related to cataract surgery, dislocated intraocular lenses, and trauma that requires complex anterior and posterior segment reconstruction.

Dr. Adam has a passion for evidence-based medicine and innovation and currently serves as Chair of Clinical Research at Colorado Retina. He was awarded a prestigious Heed Fellowship research grant in 2015, was accepted to the Fostering Innovative Retina Stars of Tomorrow (FIRST) program in 2018, was inducted into the Retina Society in 2022, and was deemed “One to Watch” by Retina Today in 2023. He continues to advance the field through research with over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 100 plus meeting abstracts. He serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals including Ophthalmology and Retina and his primary research interests involve scleral fixation of intraocular lenses, tele-ophthalmology, novel retinal imaging, oral sedation for vitreoretinal surgery, and ocular infectious disease.

Dr. Adam is highly involved in outreach and service, both locally and abroad. He currently resides as a volunteer physician for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and was the 2017 VisionWalk Medical Chair for the Denver Chapter of the Foundation for Fighting Blindness. He has also participated in surgical cataract missions in India and Ghana. Dr. Adam also provides telemedicine retinal consultations for the Global Eye Project based in Haiti.