Message from the Chair

The Mount Sinai Health System has merged two outstanding Ophthalmology programs at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEEI) and The Mount Sinai Hospital. The combined Department of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides internationally acclaimed clinical care in all ophthalmic subspecialties, offers unparalleled training experiences, and conducts cutting-edge translational and bench research.

There are more than 100 active clinical, translational, epidemiological, and bench research projects that cover many subspecialties including cornea, uveitis, anterior segment physiology and glaucoma, as well as stem cell research and an innovative program in adaptive optics. Support for our research programs comes from the National Institutes of Health and industry-sponsored clinical trials.

Drawing on both common and unique strengths, the Department has created a storehouse of pooled service and learning, with more than 50 full-time faculty members across the Mount Sinai Health System and one of the largest ophthalmology graduate medical education programs in the United States.  

James C. Tsai, MD, MBA
Delafield-Rodgers Professor and Chair Department of Ophthalmology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai