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Richard Rosen

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    Dr. Richard Rosen came to New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) in July 1986, as an Ophthalmology resident. He had previous training as a professional photographer and ophthalmic photographer for Dr. Morton Rosenthal and is a long time member of the Ophthalmic Photographers Society achieving Certified Retinal Angiographer status. He completed his residency in 1989 and his retinal fellowship, under Dr. Muldoon at the Infirmary in 1991 prior to joining the staff. During his time at NYEE, Dr. Rosen has been a mainstay of the teaching program and has been honored by graduating residents on numerous occasions for his devotion and dedication to teaching and patient care. During his fellowship Dr. Rosen served as Director of Medical Student Education and went on to serve as Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology from 1992 – 2002. In 2002 he was named Vice-Chair of the Department and Director of Research and Surgeon-Director, Ophthalmology. Dr. Rosen has maintained a wide interest in vision and has been involved in basic science, translational and clinical projects. He has numerous grants especially in Retinal Imaging where he has achieved a well-deserved international reputation. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous abstracts and lectures extensively locally, nationally and internationally. 


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    Doctor of Science, Honorarius – Medical Physics
    University of Kent, Canterbury

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    New Senior Faculty Member
    Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

  • 2014 -
    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ophthalmology Alumni of the Year

  • 2012 - 2013
    Best Doctors in America

  • 2012 -
    Best Doctors in Ophthalmology

  • 2011 - 2012
    Best Doctors in America


Pinhas A, Razeen M, Dubow M, Gan A, Chui TY, Shah N, Mehta M, Gentile RC, Weitz R, Walsh JB, Sulai YN, Carroll J, Dubra A, Rosen RB. Assessment of perfused foveal microvascular density and identification of nonperfused capillaries in healthy and vasculopathic eyes. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 2014 Dec; 55(12).

Jittpoonkuson T, Garcia PM, Rosen RB. Correlation between fluorescein angiography and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in the diagnosis of cystoid macular edema. The British journal of ophthalmology 2010 Sep; 94(9).

Flatter JA, Cooper RF, Dubow MJ, Pinhas A, Singh RS, Kapur R, Shah N, Walsh RD, Hong SH, Weinberg DV, Stepien KE, Wirostko WJ, Robison S, Dubra A, Rosen RB, Connor TB, Carroll J. Outer retinal structure after closed-globe blunt ocular trauma. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2014 Oct; 34(10).

Dubow M, Pinhas A, Shah N, Cooper RF, Gan A, Gentile RC, Hendrix V, Sulai YN, Carroll J, Chui TY, Walsh JB, Weitz R, Dubra A, Rosen RB. Classification of human retinal microaneurysms using adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope fluorescein angiography. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 2014 Mar; 55(3).

Pinhas A, Dubow M, Shah N, Chui TY, Scoles D, Sulai YN, Weitz R, Walsh JB, Carroll J, Dubra A, Rosen RB. In vivo imaging of human retinal microvasculature using adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope fluorescein angiography. Biomedical optics express 2013; 4(8).

Lima VC, de Moraes CG, Gentile RC, Sidoti PA, Prata TS, Liebmann JM, Will DV, Tello C, Rosen RB. Combined Baerveldt glaucoma implant and scleral buckling surgery for patients with retinal detachment and coexisting glaucoma. Journal of glaucoma; 22(4).

Lima VC, Rosen RB, Prata TS, Dorairaj S, Spielberg L, Maia M, Sallum JM. Association of age and macular pigment optical density using dual-wavelength autofluorescence imaging. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.) 2013; 7.

Seiple W, Rosen RB, Garcia PM. Abnormal fixation in individuals with age-related macular degeneration when viewing an image of a face. Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry 2013 Jan; 90(1).

Axlund SD, Yoo BH, Rosen RB, Schaack J, Kabos P, Labarbera DV, Sartorius CA. Progesterone-inducible cytokeratin 5-positive cells in luminal breast cancer exhibit progenitor properties. Hormones & cancer 2013 Feb; 4(1).

Wang VM, Rosen RB, Meyerle CB, Kurup SK, Ardeljan D, Agron E, Tai K, Pomykala M, Chew EY, Chan CC, Tuo J. Suggestive association between PLA2G12A single nucleotide polymorphism rs2285714 and response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration. Molecular vision 2012; 18.

Seiple W, Rosen RB, Castro-Lima V, Garcia PM. The physics and psychophysics of microperimetry. Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry 2012 Aug; 89(8).

Rosen RB, Hu DN, Chen M, McCormick SA, Walsh J, Roberts JE. Effects of melatonin and its receptor antagonist on retinal pigment epithelial cells against hydrogen peroxide damage. Molecular vision 2012; 18.

Landa G, Jangi AA, Garcia PM, Rosen RB. Initial report of quantification of retinal blood flow velocity in normal human subjects using the Retinal Functional Imager (RFI). International ophthalmology 2012 Jun; 32(3).

Landa G, Barnett JA, Garcia PM, Tai KW, Rosen RB. Quantitative and qualitative spectral domain optical coherence tomography analysis of subretinal deposits in patients with acute central serous retinopathy. Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde 2013; 230(2).

Landa G, Gentile RC, Garcia PM, Muldoon TO, Rosen RB. External limiting membrane and visual outcome in macular hole repair: spectral domain OCT analysis. Eye (London, England) 2012 Jan; 26(1).

Landa G, Rosen RB, Pilavas J, Garcia PM. Drusen characteristics revealed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and their corresponding fundus autofluorescence appearance in dry age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic research 2012; 47(2).

Lima VC, Yeung L, Castro LC, Landa G, Rosen RB. Correlation between spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings and visual outcomes in central retinal vein occlusion. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.) 2011; 5.

Sidoti PA, Panarelli JF, Huruta-Dias R, Jardim J, Leon-Rosen J, Rosen RB. Laser tube ligature release following aqueous shunt implantation in young children. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye; 42(2).

Landa G, Rosen RB, Patel A, Lima VC, Tai KW, Perez VR, Aizman A, Garcia PM. Qualitative spectral OCT/SLO analysis of drusen change in dry age-related macular degeneration patients treated with Copaxone. Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2011 Feb; 27(1).

Landa G, Su E, Garcia PM, Seiple WH, Rosen RB. Inner segment-outer segment junctional layer integrity and corresponding retinal sensitivity in dry and wet forms of age-related macular degeneration. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2011 Feb; 31(2).

Landa G, Amde W, Haileselassie Y, Rosen RB. Cilioretinal arteries in diabetic eyes are associated with increased retinal blood flow velocity and occurrence of diabetic macular edema. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2011 Feb; 31(2).

Gentile RC, Landa G, Pons ME, Eliott D, Rosen RB. Macular hole formation, progression, and surgical repair: case series of serial optical coherence tomography and time lapse morphing video study. BMC ophthalmology 2010; 10.

Francis JH, Rao L, Rosen RB. Methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria-associated maculopathy. Eye (London, England) 2010 Nov; 24(11).

Gupta P, Yee KM, Garcia P, Rosen RB, Parikh J, Hageman GS, Sadun AA, Sebag J. Vitreoschisis in macular diseases. The British journal of ophthalmology 2011 Mar; 95(3).

Lima VC, Rosen RB, Maia M, Prata TS, Dorairaj S, Farah ME, Sallum J. Macular pigment optical density measured by dual-wavelength autofluorescence imaging in diabetic and nondiabetic patients: a comparative study. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 2010 Nov; 51(11).

Landa G, Shirkey BL, Garcia PM, Milman T, Garcia JP, Rosen RB. Acquired senile retinoschisis of the peripheral retina imaged by spectral domain optical coherence tomography: a case report. European journal of ophthalmology; 20(6).

Landa G, Rosen RB. A new vascular pattern for idiopathic juxtafoveal telangiectasia revealed by the retinal function imager. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye; 41(4).

Lima VC, Prata TS, Landa G, Yannuzzi LA, Rosen RB. Intravitreal triamcinolone and bevacizumab therapy for combined papillophlebitis and central retinal artery occlusion. Retinal cases & brief reports 2010; 4(2).

Milman T, Iacob C, Rosen RB, Farrell GM, Quinn SA, Cohen BZ, McCormick SA. Unusual presentation of metastatic carcinoma to the eye. Retinal cases & brief reports 2010; 4(1).

Chui TY, Dubow M, Pinhas A, Shah N, Gan A, Weitz R, Sulai YN, Dubra A, Rosen RB. Comparison of adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopic fluorescein angiography and offset pinhole imaging. Biomedical optics express 2014 Apr; 5(4).

Lima VC, Prata TS, Castro DP, Castro LC, De Moraes CG, Mattox C, Rosen RB, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Macular changes detected by Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography in patients with hypotony without clinical maculopathy. Acta ophthalmologica 2011 May; 89(3).

Landa G, Rosen RB, Garcia PM, Seiple WH. Combined three-dimensional spectral OCT/SLO topography and Microperimetry: steps toward achieving functional spectral OCT/SLO. Ophthalmic research 2010; 43(2).

Chen MF, Chui TY, Alhadeff P, Rosen RB, Ritch R, Dubra A, Hood DC. Adaptive optics imaging of healthy and abnormal regions of retinal nerve fiber bundles of patients with glaucoma. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 2015 Jan; 56(1).

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