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Thomas W Mittag, PhD Email Thomas Mittag

    • Position
    • PROFESSOR EMERITUS | Ophthalmology
    • Language
    • English

Tel: (212) 241-5319
Fax: (212) 241-5945

Tel: (212) 241-7229
Fax: (212) 534-4498

Dr. Mittag has taught in team-teaching courses in Pharmacology and Neuroscience (medical student and graduate student levels). He has served as Program Director and Principal Investigator of a NIGMS Pharmacology Training Program grant for pre-doctoral trainees in Pharmacology. He has developed and teaches a 3-4 hour short course on Ocular Pharmacology given each year at MSSM and also teaches this course by invitation at other institutions such as Columbia University, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and the Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has served as mentor and supervised the doctoral thesis research of four Ph.D. students, the training of fifteen post-doctoral fellows and of five Ophthalmology fellows.

Professional Service
\tAs a senior faculty member, Dr. Mittag has served on numerous ad hoc committees within the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, such as on chairperson-search committees, patent application review committee, thesis examination committees, disciplinary committees and various teaching committees (graduate and medical). He has also served on institutional standing committees, including the Medical School Admissions Committee, The Tenure and Promotions Committee, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

\tSince 1976, Dr. Mittag has served on various committees of the major societies concerned with experimental eye research in the U.S. and internationally (ARVO, ICER), such as meeting or symposium organizer or section (subspecialty) chairperson. Additionally, he has or presently serves on the editorial boards of the major basic eye research journals. He is a reviewer for experimental eye research journals and pharmacology journals.

\tDr. Mittag's grant review activities include fellowship and grant-in-aid applications to private funding organizations and several NIH ad hoc review committees (NRSA fellowships, funding for buildings and major equipment, site-visits, special grant reviews, etc.). From 1989 to 1993, Dr. Mittag served on the Visual Sciences A Study Section, Division of Research Grants of the NIH.


BSc, University of Capetown

MSc, University of Capetown

PhD, University of Capetown