The Department of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai consists of faculty and staff based at The Mount Sinai Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, the nation’s oldest specialty hospital. The long-term goal of the Department is to advance new diagnostic and therapeutic innovations by enhancing, expanding, and integrating collaborative efforts between our leading clinicians and researchers.
The Department has partnered in research with interdisciplinary institutes at Mount Sinai, including The Friedman Brain Institute and The Icahn Institute and Department of Genetics and Genomics. Our focus areas for translational research are:
- Ocular stem cell/regenerative cell biology
- Glaucoma and neuroscience
- Ocular imaging and functional correlation
- Genetics/genomics of the eye
In addition, the Department has continued its longstanding commitment to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and patient-centric care, as well as training and educating the next generation of leaders in eye care and research.
The Department of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to upholding a tradition nearly two centuries old of training outstanding residents who will advance the field of ophthalmology.
The Department’s training programs, at both New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and The Mount Sinai Hospital, provide a wide spectrum of clinical activity. This includes extensive experience in hands-on patient care, as well as cataract surgery, glaucoma procedures, strabismus surgery, eyelid and orbital surgery, cornea and refractive surgery, and retina-vitreous surgery by the completion of the respective residencies. In addition, a comprehensive schedule of lectures and conferences provides an excellent didactic program to complement the clinical experience.
Research faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai engage in both NIH-funded and foundation-funded research, as well as industry-funded clinical trials. The research encompasses bench eye and vision science research, with concentrations in cornea, anterior segment physiology, retina, stem cells, and glaucoma, and all facets of clinical research. Department investigators play national leadership roles in NIH-funded multi-center clinical trials and epidemiologic studies in the fields of Cornea and Uveitis. Department members also participate in NIH-funded clinical trials in glaucoma, retina, and pediatric ophthalmology.