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Department of Ophthalmology Faculty

Our faculty are leaders in academia, research, and patient care.

Faculty in NYU Langone’s Department of Ophthalmology are dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in the field.

Our Leadership

Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD

Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD Professor and Chair

Comprehensive Ophthalmologists

Gabrielle Fridman, MD

Assistant professor

Shani Golan, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Evan L. Held, MD

Clinical Instructor

Cheryl S. Kaufmann, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Ann Ostrovsky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Cornea Specialists

Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD

Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD Professor and Chair

Andrea Blitzer, MD

Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director, Ophthalmology Residency

Himani Goyal, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of Service, Woodhull Hospital

Ilyse Haberman, MD

Assistant Professor and Director, Alumni Relations And Surgical Scholar

Douglas R. Lazzaro, MD

Professor and Vice Chair for Operations and Interim Chief, Bellevue Hospital

Laura Palazzolo, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Christina R. Prescott, MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Chief of Cornea, and Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program

Leela V. Raju, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Laurence Sperber, MD

Clinical Professor

Glaucoma Specialists

Poonam Misra, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Joseph F. Panarelli, MD

Associate Professor and Program Director, Glaucoma Fellowship and Chief of Glaucoma Service

Andrew M. Prince, MD

Associate Professor and Advocacy Ambassador

Joel S. Schuman, MD

Elaine Langone Professor and Vice Chair for Research

Neuro-ophthalmologists

Oculoplastic Specialists

Irina Belinsky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eleanore T. Kim, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead

Ophthalmic Pathology

Norman C. Charles, MD

Clinical Professor

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Zachary Elkin, MD

Assistant Professor and Director, Medical Student Education

Retina Specialists

Vaidehi S. Dedania, MD

Associate Professor and Program Director, Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship

Nitish Mehta, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Yasha S. Modi, MD

Associate Professor

Kenneth Wald, MD

Professor and Chief of Retina Service

Peter E. Weseley, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Optometry

Nana Abrams, OD

Clinical Instructor

Brieann K. Adair, OD

Clinical Instructor

Mary Botelho, OD

Clinical Instructor

Samuel M. Harrosh, OD

Clinical Instructor

Rose Mandel, OD

Clinical Instructor

Barbara M. Mendoza, OD

Clinical Instructor

David Reves, OD

Clinical Instructor

Jenna Salner, OD

Clinical Instructor

Angela Wen, OD

Clinical Instructor

Jana Widell, OD

Clinical Instructor

Uveitis Specialist

Gabrielle Fridman, MD

Associate Professor

Research Faculty

Shukti Chakravarti, PhD

Professor and Director, Basic Science Research

Kevin C. Chan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD

Professor, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Advisor to Three Year Pathway Students

Vivek J. Srinivasan, PhD

Member of the Faculty

Gadi Wollstein, MD

Professor, and Director, Resident Research Education

Part-Time Faculty

Dinah Chen, MD

Clinical Instructor

Sonya Dhar, MD

Clinical Instructor

Anna G. Escuder, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joyce Khandji, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Russell Levine, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Milan P. Ranka, MD

Clinical Instructor

Allison Rizzuti, MD

Adjunct Instructor

Alan T. Sheyman, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark H. Tannenbaum, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Voluntary Faculty

Aliaa Abdelhakim Hamed, MD
Frank E. Accardi, MD
Alexander Aizman, MD
Karen M. Allison, MD
Kichiemon Asoma, MD
Sandra C. Belmont, MD
Lionel A. Berger, MD
Seth A. Biser, MD
Natalie Borodoker, MD
Anna Boyman, MD
Mark Breazzano, MD
Andrew R. Brookner, MD
Ronald E. Carr, MD
Emily J. Ceisler, MD
Kenneth R. Cohen, MD
Michael J. Cooney, MD
Robert Cykiert, MD
Robert D’Amico, MD
Michelle D’Amura, MD
Jack Dodick, MD
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
Anna G. Escuder, MD
Jonathan Feistmann, MD
Millie Fell, MD
Paul T. Finger, MD
Yale L. Fisher, MD
Tanya Fooks, MD
K. Bailey Freund, MD
Dorothy N. Friedberg, MD, PhD
Ilana B. Friedman, MD
Louis Furlan, MD
Susan K. Gelman, MD
Ronald Gentile, MD
Ioannis P. Glavas, MD
Nitasha Gupta, MD
Lisabeth S. Hall, MD
Naomi I. Hayashi, MD
Brandon Johnson, MD
Lawrence E. Kagemann, PhD
Ronit Kahanowic, MD
Jonathan B. Kahn, MD
A. J. Kanellopoulos, MD
Michael Kazim, MD
John J. Khadem, MD
James M. Klancnik, MD
Robert W. Klein, MD
Jonathan N. Kruh, MD
Willy Ky, MD
Daniel Laroche, MD
Jessica Lattman, MD
Carol M. Lee, MD
Munro Levitzky, MD
Jonathan Ligh, MD
Richard D. Lisman, MD
Richard J. Mackool, MD
Richard J. Mackool, MD
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD
Mark Melamed, MD
Andrew I. Miller, MD
Vivian R. Monsanto, MD
J. Anthony Movshon, MD
Lawrence Najarian, MD
Jonathan Naysan, MD
Stephen Obstbaum, MD
Erica L. Oltra, MD
Paul Orloff, MD
Glenn Ostriker, MD
Richard N. Palu, MD
Gregory J. Pamel, MD
Anthony J. Panarelli, MD
Ravi S. Parikh, MD
Menka S. Patel, MD
Payal Patel, MD
Cristiana G. Pieroni, MD
Aryeh Pollack, MD
Andrew M. Prince, MD
Irene Rusu, MD
Norman Saffra, MD
Edwin Schottenstein, MD
Aaron Schron, MD
Jonathan M. Schulof, MD
Robert M. Schwarcz, MD
Elliot M. Schwartz, MD
Shirah Schwartz-Jacobs, MD
Keith Seidenberg, MD
William H. Seiple, PhD
Ivan W. Selesnick, PhD
Manoucher Shakib, MD
Jonathan Shapiro, MD
David K. Shu, MD
Irwin Siegel, MD
Marc A. Sirota, MD
Jason S. Slakter, MD
Abraham Sleem, MD
Joel M. Solomon, MD
John A. Sorenson, MD
Richard F. Spaide, MD
Mark A. Steele, MD
Jonathan J. Stein, MD
Susan Stenson, MD
Andrea A. Tooley, MD
Van Ann Tran, MD
Herbert J. Wisnicki, MD
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Joshua A. Young, MD
Joseph R. Zelefsky, MD
Hao F. Zhang, PhD