Dr. Kieval is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. He received his medical education at Harvard Medical School and completed his internship, residency and specialty training in retina surgery at Harvard and its affiliated hospitals,Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. He served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine where he was the Acting Director of the Retina Service. While in Boston, Dr. Kieval served as surgical retina consultant at the Joslin Diabetes Center Beetham Eye Institute.
In 1987 he joined Albany Medical College as the Director of the Retina Service where he was actively involved in medical student and resident education and training. Dr. Kieval was a co-investigator in the landmark Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). In 2006 Dr. Kieval was chosen by the Capital District Physicians' Health Care Plan to become a participant in the Executive MBA program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and in 2008 was awarded his MBA. He was also honored by CDPHP as one of five physicians inducted into the Physician's Academy in 2006. Currently he is the Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Peter's Health Partners Albany Memorial Hospital.