Awards & Recognitions

Home to one of the leading clinical laboratories of visual physiology in the New York metropolitan area, Mount Sinai has a strong history of achievement in the ophthalmologic sciences.

Mount Sinai was the first in the United States to:

  • Introduce the seminal concept of treating glaucoma as a neurodegenerative disease.

  • Demonstrate that topical drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors lower intraocular pressure. Use of these drugs is now a standard therapy in the treatment of glaucoma.

  • Offer minimally invasive corneal transplant surgery in the greater New York area.

  • Use a CO2 laser for orbital tumor excision.

  • Successfully use immunotherapy for treatment of recurrent conjunctival tumor.

  • Successfully transplant the lacrimal canaliculus.

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists have achieved numerous honors and awards:

Douglas A. Jabs, MD, MBA
Research to Prevent Blindness Olga Keith Wiess Scholar Award
Research to Prevent Blindness Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award
Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award

Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA
XXX Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology & XXXVII Brazilian Congress of Ophthalmology Presenter
National Research Service Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award

Scott E. Brodie, MD, PhD
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award

Oscar A. Candia, MD
Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award
Alcon Research Institute Award

Alan H. Friedman, MD
President-Elect of the New York State Ophthalmological Society

Sandra K. Masur, PhD
Research to Prevent Blindness Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award
Association for Women in Science Outstanding Woman Scientist Award
Mount Sinai Faculty Achievement Award in Basic Science
Association of American Medical Colleges Women in Medicine Silver Achievement Award

Edward L. Raab, MD, JD
American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award
Delivered the American Academy of Ophthalmology Marshall M. Parks Lecture
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Lifetime Achievement Award
New York State Ophthalmological Society Hobart A. Lerner Award

Janet B. Serle, MD
President of the New York City chapter of Women in Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award


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