Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct Aurora, CO 80045


Michael Taravella, MD


Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct, Aurora, CO 80045


UCHealth Longs Peak Surgery Center
1750 E. Ken Pratt Boulevard Longmont, CO 80504


UCHealth Eye Center - Boulder
5495 Arapahoe Ave Suite 101, Boulder, CO 80303


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

Laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK), cataract surgery and cornea transplantation.


  • Ophthalmology ( 1987 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Eyes and Vision

    Cataract, Corneal Disease, Corneal Transplantation, Dry Eyes, Eye Disease, LASIK Surgery, Ophthalmic Oncology

  • Surgery

    Eye and/or Orbital, Transplant

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1981)

Undergraduate Schools

BS, Colorado School of Mines (CO) (1977)


Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (1982)

Residency Program

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals Program (1985)


University of Connecticut Program (1986)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Fellow

American Medical Association (AMA), Member

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Member

Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEPS), Member

Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), Member

Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO), Member

Paton Society, Member

Pediatric Keratoplasty Society, Member

Research & Grants


Multi-center, randomiZoster Eye Disease Study (ZEDS) (2018)

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone

(720) 848-2020

Referral Contact Fax


Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

Cornea and External Diseases, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Laser Vision Correction

Research Interest for Referring Providers

Cornea disorders such as Keratoconus and Fuch’s Cornea dystrophy, Cataract, and refractive error such as myopia and astigmatism. Cornea Transplant, Keratoprosthesis, Cataract surgery with a variety of implants such as presbyopic correcting, astigmatism correcting and monofocal lenses; Lasik and Laser Vision Correction. Phakic Intraocular Lenses.