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Roy Chuck, MD, PhD

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor, Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Chuck may be one of the youngest chairs of ophthalmology but he brings an impressive background as a clinician and researcher in corneal stem cell surgery and dry eye. He is a long-time stem cell researcher with a strong interest in ocular surface corneal transplantation and sight restoration. His work includes cutting-edge corneal stem cell surgery, with one of the highest success rates for stem cell surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corneal stem cell surgery
  • Dry eye
  • Laser techniques for refractive eye conditions

Selected Media Coverage

Yahoo! Health, ABC News, ABC News

Norman Medow, MD

Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Medow is a pediatric ophthalmologist with over 35 years experience in treating disorders of the eyes of children. He has special expertise in treating cataracts, glaucoma and corneal diseases in the pediatric age group. He has authored in excess of 100 articles and book chapters and has lectured throughout the world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cataracts, glaucoma and corneal diseases in children

Selected Media Coverage

Reuters

Barrett Katz, MD, MBA

Frances De Jur Chairman in Ophthalmology, Montefiore Medical Center

Executive Director, Einstein-Montefiore Office of Clinical Trials

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor, Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Katz is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and is also the Executive Director of the Office of Clinical Trials, a partnership program between Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore. Dr. Katz has worked in the private and government sectors as well as academia and the National Institute of Health as a clinician-scientist and medical researcher, and helped develop the first medical therapy for macular degeneration.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Macular degeneration
  • Translational research

Selected Media Coverage

Montefiore, Crain's Pulse, ABC News

Charles Zhang, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist , Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Zhang specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and neuro-ophthalmology. As a physician engaged in all aspects of medicine, Dr. Zhang has dedicated the past 23 years to clinical medicine, medical academia and research in eye care.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strabismus
  • Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology

David Gritz, MD, MPH

Director, Cornea and Uveitis Service, Montefiore Medical Center

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Gritz is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease, and uveitis. His special interests are advanced cataract surgery and other advanced surgeries involving the front of the eye, including conjunctival and iris tumors. His research projects include a clinical trial to decrease cataracts through administering antioxidant vitamins.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cornea disease
  • Uveitis
  • Advanced cataract surgery
  • Conjunctival and iris tumors

Selected Media Coverage

CBS News

Ilana Friedman, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences , Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Friedman has extensive experience in treating all forms of pediatric cataracts with intraocular lens implantation. Although relatively rare, pediatric cataracts must be treated in order to prevent vision loss. Dr. Friedman also has a special interest in treating complicated pediatric and adult strabismus and has conducted research involving the prevalence of retinopathy in juvenile Type 2 diabetics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Pediatric and adult strabismus
  • Retinopathy in children with type 2 diabetes

Jamie Rosenberg, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences , Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Rosenberg is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in strabismus. Her expertise is on disorders of infants' and children’s' eyes and ocular motor imbalances in both children and adults.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strabismus
  • Preventing vision loss in children

Umar Mian, MB, MS

Director, Retina Service, Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Mian is a retina specialist specializing in diagnosis, screening and treatment of patients with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular diseases. His research interests include ocular pharmacokinetics and antibiotic penetration into the eye.

Areas of Expertise

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular diseases

Selected Media Coverage

WABC-TV

Assumpta Madu, MD, MBA, PharmD, CPE

Administrative Director of Clinical Operations, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Madu is a specialist in glaucoma and cataracts in adults and children. She has been active in an ongoing immigrant health project undertaken by the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus, a group of U.S. Congress members dedicated to helping Americans fight glaucoma and other eye diseases. The group regularly sponsors free screenings aimed at populations who are at high-risk for glaucoma, including African-Americans and Hispanics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts

Anurag Shrivastava, MD

Attending Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Shrivastava is an expert in adult glaucoma and cataract management. His research projects include predictive factors in floppy iris syndrome as well as new methods to improve medication compliance among glaucoma patients.

Areas of Expertise

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts

Selected Media Coverage

News 12

Prabjot Channa, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Channa is a specialist in artificial cornea and women’s eye health. Her areas of clinical interest include dry eye, corneal infections and ocular inflammation, corneal transplants including DSEK, and keratoprosthesis.

Areas of Expertise

  • Artificial cornea and cornea transplants
  • Women’s eye health
  • Dry eye
  • Circular surface disease (pherygia)

Jeffrey Schultz, MD

Director, Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center

Associate Professor, Department Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Schultz specializes in diagnosis and treatment (medical, laser and surgical) of patients with glaucoma, cataract surgery in high-risk patients, and refractive cataract surgery, as well as presbyopia correcting and astigmatic correcting cataract surgery to help patients improve vision without the need for glasses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract surgery in high-risk patients
  • Refractive (lasik) surgery
  • Surgery to improve vision without need for glasses