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Mona  Kaleem

Mona Kaleem M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Location: Redwood Building, Suite 470
Phone: 667-214-1111 (appointments)
Phone: 667-214-1232 (office)
Fax: 410-328-1178

Personal History:

Dr. Kaleem is a full time glaucoma and cataract specialist at the University of Maryland. She sees patients at the Redwood Building on main campus, Midtown Hospital, and the Baltimore VA Hospital. She is broadly trained in the clinical and surgical care of comprehensive eye diseases and has a passionate interest in international medical service.

Dr. Kaleem is a native of Ellicott City, Maryland. She earned a B.A. in Economics at Smith College prior to matriculating at the Howard University College of Medicine where she was a Trustee Scholar. She completed her medical training at Mercy Medical Center, Howard University Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic.

Research Interests:

Improving quality of life for low vision patients, advanced surgical techniques, and resident education.

Clinical Specialty:

Glaucoma, cataract, comprehensive ophthalmology, advanced laser and surgical procedures.

Professional Society Membership:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Women in Ophthalmology
  • Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • Islamic Medical Association of North America


Miller DW, Wilson CR, Kaleem MA, Blackinton J, Cookson MR. Identification of the epitope of a monoclonal antibody to DJ-1. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Feb 21;374(3):203-6.

Blackinton J, Ahmad R, Miller DW, van der Brug MP, Canet-Aviles RM, Hague SM, Kaleem M, Cookson MR. Effects of DJ-1 mutations and polymorphisms on protein stability and subcellular localization. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2005 Mar 24;134(1):76-83.

Bandopadhyay R, Miller DW, Kingsbury AE, Jowett TP, Kaleem M, Pittman AM, de Silva R, Cookson MR, Lees AJ. Development, characterisation and epitope mapping of novel monoclonal antibodies for DJ-1 (PARK7) protein. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Aug 5;383(3):225-30.

Myers AJ, Kaleem M, Marlowe L, Pittman AM, Lees A, Fung HC, Duckworth J, Leung D, Gibson A, Morris CM, de Silva R and Hardy J. The H1c Haplotype at the MAPT locus is associated with Alzheimerâ?Ts Disease. Hum Mol Genet. 2005 Aug 15;14(16):2399-404.

Pittman AM, Myers AJ, Abou-Sleiman P, Fung HC, Kaleem M, Marlowe L, Duckworth J, Leung D, Williams D, Kilford L, Thomas N, Morris CM, Dickson DW, Wood NW, Hardy J, Lees AJ, de Silva R. Linkage disequilibrium fine-mapping and haplotype association analysis of the tau gene in progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration. J Med Genet. 2005 Nov;42(11):837-46.

Smemo S, Nowotny P, Hinrichs AL, Kauwe JS, Cherny S, Erickson K, Myers AJ, Kaleem M, Marlowe L, Gibson AM, Hollingworth P, O'donovan MC, Morris CM, Holmans P, Lovestone S, Morris JC, Thal L, Li Y, Grupe A, Hardy J, Owen MJ, Williams J, Goate A. Ubiquilin 1 polymorphisms are not associated with late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Ann Neurol. 2006 Jan;59(1):21-6.

Grupe A, Li Y, Rowland C, Nowotny P, Hinrichs AL, Smemo S, Kauwe JS, Maxwell TJ, Cherny S, Doil L, Tacey K, van Luchene R, Myers A, Wavrant-De Vrieze F, Kaleem M, Hollingworth P, Jehu L, Foy C, Archer N, Hamilton G, Holmans P, Morris CM, Catanese J, Sninsky J, White TJ, Powell J, Hardy J, O'Donovan M, Lovestone S, Jones L, Morris JC, Thal L, Owen M, Williams J, Goate A. A scan of chromosome 10 identifies a novel locus showing strong association with late-onset Alzheimer disease. Am J Hum Genet. 2006 Jan;78(1):78-88.

Myers AJ, Pittman AM, Zhao AS, Rohrer K, Kaleem M, Marlowe L, Lees A, Leung D, McKeith IG, Perry RH, Morris CM, Trojanowski JQ, Clark C, Karlawish J, Arnold S, Forman MS, Van Deerlin V, de Silva R, Hardy J. The MAPT H1c risk haplotype is associated with increased expression of tau and especially of 4 repeat containing transcripts. Neurobiol Dis. 2007 Mar;25(3):561-70.

Coon KD, Myers AJ, Craig DW, Webster JA, Pearson JV, Lince DH, Zismann VL, Beach TG, Leung D, Bryden L, Halperin RF, Marlowe L, Kaleem M, Walker DG, Ravid R, Heward CB, Rogers J, Papassotiropoulos A, Reiman EM, Hardy J, Stephan DA. A high-density whole-genome association study reveals that APOE is the major susceptibility gene for sporadic late-onset Alzheimer's disease. J Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Apr;68(4):613-8.

Reiman EM, Webster JA, Myers AJ, Hardy J, Dunckley T, Zismann VL, Joshipura KD, Pearson JV, Hu-Lince D, Huentelman MJ, Craig DW, Coon KD, Liang WS, Herbert RH, Beach T, Rohrer KC, Zhao AS, Leung D, Bryden L, Marlowe L, Kaleem M, Mastroeni D, Grover A, Heward CB, Ravid R, Rogers J, Hutton ML, Melquist S, Petersen RC, Alexander GE, Caselli RJ, Kukull W, Papassotiropoulos A, Stephan DA. GAB2 alleles modify Alzheimer's risk in APOE epsilon4 carriers. Neuron. 2007 Jun 7;54(5):713-20.

Myers AJ, Gibbs JR, Webster JA, Rohrer K, Zhao A, Marlowe L, Kaleem M, Leung D, Bryden L, Nath P, Zismann VL, Joshipura K, Huentelman MJ, Hu-Lince D, Coon KD, Craig DW, Pearson JV, Holmans P, Heward CB, Reiman EM, Stephan D, Hardy J. A survey of genetic human cortical gene expression. Nat Genet. 2007 Dec;39(12):1494-9.

Kaleem M, Zhao A, Hamshere M, Myers AJ. Identification of a novel valosin-containing protein polymorphism in late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Neurodegener Dis. 2007;4(5):376-81.

Roy NK, Bennett DM, Ally S, Kaleem M, Mansour D. Essentials: Renal, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Systems. iUniverse 2007: Lincoln, NE.

Webster JA, Myers AJ, Pearson JV, Craig DW, Hu-Lince D, Coon KD, Zismann VL, Beach T, Leung D, Bryden L, Halperin RF, Marlowe L, Kaleem M, Huentelman MJ, Joshipura K, Walker D, Heward CB, Ravid R, Rogers J, Papassotiropoulos A, Hardy J, Reiman EM, Stephan DA. Sorl1 as an Alzheimer's Disease Predisposition Gene? Neurodegener Dis. 2008;5(2):60-4.

Webster JA, Gibbs JR, Clarke J, Ray M, Zhang W, Holmans P, Rohrer K, Zhao A, Marlowe L, Kaleem M, McCorquodale DS 3rd, Cuello C, Leung D, Bryden L, Nath P, Zismann VL, Joshipura K, Huentelman MJ, Hu-Lince D, Coon KD, Craig DW, Pearson JV; NACC-Neuropathology Group, Heward CB, Reiman EM, Stephan D, Hardy J, Myers AJ. Genetic control of human brain transcript expression in Alzheimer disease. Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Apr;84(4):445-58.

Kaleem MA, Ramsahai S, del Fierro K, Rasul S, Onumah C, Copeland RA, Lerebours, V, Gajjala J, Jones LS. Ocular Findings in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Patients in Washington D.C. International Ophthalmology. 2012 Apr;32(2):145-151.

Kaleem MA. The Mysterious Stroke. EyeWiki Grand Rounds Published 9 April 2012.

Kaleem MA, Munoz BE, Munro CA, Gower, EW, West SK. Visual Characteristics of Elderly Night Drivers in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Driving Study. IOVS. 2012 Aug;53(9):5161-7.

Kaleem MA, Copeland RA. "Phylctenular Keratoconjunctivitis." Copeland and Afshari's Principles and Practice of Cornea. Ed. Copeland RA, Ed. Afshari N. India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing 2013: Print.

Kaleem MA. "Riley Day Syndrome." Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. Ed. Schmidt-Erfurth UM, Kohnen T. New Delhi: Springer. In press.

Kaleem MA. "Chelation Therapy for Band Keratopathy." Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. Ed. Schmidt-Erfurth UM, Kohnen T. New Delhi: Springer. In press.