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Donnell J. Creel

Donnell J. Creel, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Emeritus - Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neurogenetics

Donnell J. Creel, Ph.D. is Director of Electrophysiology Service at the John A. Moran Eye Center. The Electrophysiology Service performs examinations including visually evoked potentials, full-field electroretinograms, auditory brainstem responses, electro-oculograms, multifocal electroretinograms and multifocal visually evoked potentials. These tests quantitate retinal, optic pathway, visual cortical and brainstem auditory pathway function. The examinations are performed in clinic at Moran Eye Center, operating theaters at Moran Eye Center and Primary Children's Medical Center, bedside for non-ambulatory patients, and in conjunction with MRI scanning.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship Kansas City VAMC
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Utah
Graduate Training University of Missouri
University of Missouri

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Patel RC, Vitale AT, Creel DJ, Digre KB (2020). Not All That Flickers Is Snow. J Neuroophthalmol, 41(1), e97-e99. (Read full article)
  2. Ronquillo CC, Sauer L, Morgan D, Heckzo JB, Creel DJ, Mamalis N, DeAngelis MM, Hagemann GS, Bernstein PS (2019). ABSENCE OF MACULAR DEGENERATION IN A PATIENT WITH ACERULOPLASMINEMIA. Retina, 39(9), 1824-1828. (Read full article)
  3. Chang WH, Katz BJ, Warner JE, Vitale AT, Creel D, Digre KB (2008). A novel method for screening the multifocal electroretonogram in patients using hydroxychloroquine. Retina, 28(10), 1478-86. (Read full article)
  4. Katz BJ, Ward JH, Digre KB, Creel DJ, Mamalis N (2003). Persistent severe visual and electroretinographic abnormalities after intravenous Cisplatin therapy. J Neuroophthalmol, 23(2), 132-5. (Read full article)

Book Chapter

  1. Creel DJ (2019). The electrooculogram. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (160, pp. 495-499). Netherlands: Elsevier. (Read full article)
  2. Creel DJ (2019). Visually evoked potentials. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (160, pp. 501-522). Netherlands: Elsevier. (Read full article)


  1. Westbroek W, Adams D, Huizing M, Koshoffer A, Dorward H, Tinloy B, Parkes J, Helip-Wooley A, Kleta R, Tsilou E, Duvernay P, Digre KB, Creel DJ, White JG, Boissy RE, Gahl WA (2007). Cellular defects in Chediak-Higashi syndrome correlate with the molecular genotype and clinical phenotype. [Letter to the editor]. J Invest Dermatol, 127(11), 2674-7. (Read full article)