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Ronald Gentile

  • PROFESSOR Ophthalmology
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Biography

    Ronald C. Gentile MD, FACS, FASRS is Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Ocular Trauma Service (posterior segment), and Surgeon Director at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also an attending surgeon at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island with a local satellite office. Dr. Gentile dedicates his time to clinical ophthalmic care, surgery, research, teaching, and humanitarian work. He is a retinal specialist and surgeon with expertise in diabetic eye disease, retinal vascular disorders, macular diseases, ultrasonography, UBM, retinal detachments and ocular trauma. Growing up in Queens and a graduate of Saint Francis Preparatory School, he was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the School of Medicine at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. He completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the NYEEI. He performed his Retina Fellowship at the prestigious Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Gentile has been consistently listed as one of Best Doctors in New York (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.) and New York Super Doctors®, recommended by his peers. He has been and continues to be a principle investigator for many trials, devoted to scientific research. Some of these trials have resulted in the newest therapies used today that save the vision of thousands of patients worldwide. He has over a hundred publications, with many published in peer-review journals describing pathophysiological concepts, novel surgical techniques, and diagnostic tests for ocular diseases, helping him remain on the cutting edge while advancing his field. Dr. Gentile serves as a reviewer for many scientific ophthalmic journals and is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Macula Society, and the New York Ophthalmological Society. He is past president New York Academy of Medicine, Ophthalmology Section and continues to be active within organized medicine. He has been a mentor to hundreds of young doctors and ophthalmologists, who he has helped train on both the art and science of medicine. He is also involved in leading humanitarian missions (operationrestorevision.org) to Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Awards

  • - 2009
    NY Times Magazine advertising section: Super Doctors

  • 2013 -
    Rhett Buckler Award
    15th Annual ASRS Film Festival

  • 2013 -
    Achievement Award
    American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • 2010 -
    Man of Distinction Award
    The Society of Pozzallo United

  • 2009 -
    Honoree (Dei Premiati)
    15th Premere Ragusani nel Mondo

  • 2009 - 2013
    New York Super Doctors

  • 2008 - 2013
    New York Magazine: The Best Doctors in New York.

  • 2007 -
    Rhett Buckler Award
    9th Annual ASRS Film Festival

  • 2007 -
    Senior Honor Award
    American Society of Retina Specialists

  • 2005 -
    Dr. Vitrector Award
    7th Annual ASRS Film Festival

  • 2005 -
    Senior Honor Award
    American Society of Retina Specialists

  • 2005 -
    Rhett Buckler Award
    7th Annual ASRS Film Festival

Publications

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).

Krivoy D, Gentile R, Liebmann JM, Stegman Z, Rosen R, Walsh JB, Ritch R. Imaging congenital optic disc pits and associated maculopathy using optical coherence tomography. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 1996 Feb; 114(2).

Gentile RC, Berinstein DM, Liebmann J, Rosen R, Stegman Z, Tello C, Walsh JB, Ritch R. High-resolution ultrasound biomicroscopy of the pars plana and peripheral retina. Ophthalmology 1998 Mar; 105(3).

Anderson JE, Gentile RC, Sidoti PA, Rosen RB. Stage 1 macular hole as a complication of laser iridotomy. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2006 Nov; 124(11).

Gentile RC, Stegman Z, Liebmann JM, Dayan AR, Tello C, Walsh JB, Ritch R. Risk factors for ciliochoroidal effusion after panretinal photocoagulation. Ophthalmology 1996 May; 103(5).

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.

Berinstein DM, Gentile RC, McCormick SA, Walsh JB. Primary choroidal tuberculoma. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 1997 Mar; 115(3).

Gentile RC, Milman T, Eliott D, Romero JM, McCormick SA. Taut internal limiting membrane causing diffuse diabetic macular edema after vitrectomy: clinicopathological correlation. Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde 2011; 226(2).

Landa G, Amde W, Doshi V, Ali A, McGevna L, Gentile RC, Muldoon TO, Walsh JB, Rosen RB. Comparative study of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) versus ranibizumab (Lucentis) in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde 2009; 223(6).

Rothman RF, Sidoti PA, Gentile RC, Liebmann JM, Ishikawa H, Rosen RB, Ritch R. Glaucoma drainage tube kink after pars plana insertion. American journal of ophthalmology 2001 Sep; 132(3).

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).

Gentile RC, Berinstein DM, Oppenheim R, Walsh JB. Retinal vascular occlusions complicating acute toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie 1997 Aug; 32(5).

Gentile RC, Eliott D. Modification of silicone oil retention sutures in aphakic eyes with iris loss-reply;. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2012 Sep; 130(9).

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).

Berinstein DM, Gentile RC, Sidoti PA, Stegman Z, Tello C, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Ultrasound biomicroscopy in anterior ocular trauma. Ophthalmic surgery and lasers 1997 Mar; 28(3).

Shah M, Gentile RC, McCormick SA, Rogers SH. Oerskovia xanthineolytica keratitis. The CLAO journal : official publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc 1996 Apr; 22(2).

Podoleanu AG, Dobre GM, Cucu RG, Rosen R, Garcia P, Nieto J, Will D, Gentile R, Muldoon T, Walsh J, Yannuzzi LA, Fisher Y, Orlock D, Weitz R, Rogers JA, Dunne S, Boxer A. Combined multiplanar optical coherence tomography and confocal scanning ophthalmoscopy. Journal of biomedical optics; 9(1).

Bertolucci A, Gentile RC. Acquired choroidoretinal anastomosis complicating strabismus surgery. Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus; 40(3).

Patel A, Pomykala M, Mukkamala K, Gentile RC. Kyrieleis plaques in cytomegalovirus retinitis. Journal of ophthalmic inflammation and infection 2011 Dec; 1(4).

Bertolucci A, Latkany RA, Gentile RC, Rosen RB. Hemi-retinal artery occlusion associated with sexual activity and sildenafil citrate (Viagra). Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica 2003 Apr; 81(2).

Mansour AM, Arevalo JF, Al Kahtani E, Zegarra H, Abboud E, Anand R, Ahmadieh H, Sisk RA, Mirza S, Tuncer S, Navea Tejerina A, Mataix J, Ascaso FJ, Pulido JS, Guthoff R, Goebel W, Roh YJ, Banker AS, Gentile RC, Martinez IA, Morris R, Panday N, Min PJ, Mercé E, Lai TY, Massoud V, Ghazi NG. Role of Intravitreal Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injections for Choroidal Neovascularization due to Choroidal Osteoma. Journal of ophthalmology 2014; 2014.

McCormick SA, Gentile RC, Odom JV, Farber M. Normal electro-oculograms in two patients with malignant melanoma of the choroid. Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology; 92(3).

Heier JS, Antoszyk AN, Pavan PR, Leff SR, Rosenfeld PJ, Ciulla TA, Dreyer RF, Gentile RC, Sy JP, Hantsbarger G, Shams N. Ranibizumab for treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration: a phase I/II multicenter, controlled, multidose study. Ophthalmology 2006 Apr; 113(4).

Banitt MR, Sidoti PA, Gentile RC, Tello C, Liebmann JM, Rodriguez N, Dhar S. Pars plana Baerveldt implantation for refractory childhood glaucomas. Journal of glaucoma; 18(5).

Morinelli EN, Gentile R, Stegman Z, Liebmann JM, Shabto U, Ritch R. Ultrasound biomicroscopic features of iris retraction syndrome. Ophthalmic surgery and lasers 1996 Apr; 27(4).

Heier JS, Boyer DS, Ciulla TA, Ferrone PJ, Jumper JM, Gentile RC, Kotlovker D, Chung CY, Kim RY. Ranibizumab combined with verteporfin photodynamic therapy in neovascular age-related macular degeneration: year 1 results of the FOCUS Study. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2006 Nov; 124(11).

Inazumi K, Gentile RC, Lee KY, Ishikawa H, McCormick SA, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Ultrasound biomicroscopic diagnosis of cyclitic membranes. American journal of ophthalmology 2001 Apr; 131(4).

Gentile RC, Shukla S, Shah M, Ritterband DC, Engelbert M, Davis A, Hu DN. Microbiological spectrum and antibiotic sensitivity in endophthalmitis: a 25-year review. Ophthalmology 2014 Aug; 121(8).

Gentile RC, Eliott D. Silicone oil retention sutures in aphakic eyes with iris loss. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2010 Dec; 128(12).

De Grande V, Rosenthal K, Reibaldi M, Gentile RC. Artificial iris-intraocular lens implantation for traumatic aniridia and aphakia assisted by silicone oil retention sutures. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery 2012 Nov; 38(11).

Margolis R, Mukkamala SK, Jampol LM, Spaide RF, Ober MD, Sorenson JA, Gentile RC, Miller JA, Sherman J, Freund KB. The expanded spectrum of focal choroidal excavation. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2011 Oct; 129(10).

Feistmann JA, Prasad S, Gentile RC, Kasuga DT, Bhullar SS, Joshi DD. Bimanual intraocular lens rescue with transconjunctival scleral fixation. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2014 Apr; 34(4).

Mukkamala SK, Patel A, Dorairaj S, McGlynn R, Sidoti PA, Weinreb RN, Rusoff J, Rao S, Gentile RC. Ocular decompression retinopathy: a review. Survey of ophthalmology; 58(6).

Chang PY, Kresch Z, Samson CM, Gentile RC. Spontaneous Dissociation of Fluocinolone Acetonide Sustained Release Implant (Retisert) with Dislocation into the Anterior Chamber. Ocular immunology and inflammation 2014 Apr;.

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).

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).

Gentile RC, Iomini C. Beating Cilia and Whipping Flagella: More Than Meets the Eye. Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus 2015 May; 52(3).

Gentile RC, Shukla S, Shah M, Ritterband DC, Engelbert M, Davis A, Hu DN. Author reply: To PMID 24702755. Ophthalmology 2015 Apr; 122(4).

Wells JA, Glassman AR, Ayala AR, Jampol LM, Aiello LP, Antoszyk AN, Arnold-Bush B, Baker CW, Bressler NM, Browning DJ, Elman MJ, Ferris FL, Friedman SM, Melia M, Pieramici DJ, Sun JK, Beck RW. Aflibercept, bevacizumab, or ranibizumab for diabetic macular edema. The New England journal of medicine 2015 Mar; 372(13).

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).

Mansour AM, Arevalo JF, Al Kahtani E, Zegarra H, Abboud E, Anand R, Ahmadieh H, Sisk RA, Mirza S, Tuncer S, Navea Tejerina A, Mataix J, Ascaso FJ, Pulido JS, Guthoff R, Goebel W, Roh YJ, Banker AS, Gentile RC, Martinez IA, Morris R, Panday N, Min PJ, Mercé E, Lai TY, Massoud V, Ghazi NG. Role of Intravitreal Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injections for Choroidal Neovascularization due to Choroidal Osteoma. Journal of ophthalmology 2014; 2014.

Chang PY, Kresch Z, Samson CM, Gentile RC. Spontaneous Dissociation of Fluocinolone Acetonide Sustained Release Implant (Retisert) with Dislocation into the Anterior Chamber. Ocular immunology and inflammation 2014 Apr;.

Gentile RC, Shukla S, Shah M, Ritterband DC, Engelbert M, Davis A, Hu DN. Microbiological spectrum and antibiotic sensitivity in endophthalmitis: a 25-year review. Ophthalmology 2014 Aug; 121(8).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Gentile during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Alcon, Inc.

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