Gary Joseph Lelli, M.D.

Ophthalmology
Gary Lelli

While medical education and research are very rewarding, my primary focus is to provide thoughtful and compassionate individualized care. I pride myself on being approachable and caring, and do my best to provide understandable explanations to my patients. The patient and physician are a team - working together towards a common goal.

I believe in sub-specialized medical care, and for that reason, confine my practice to the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system. Conditions commonly treated include:

- Eyelid malposition (i.e. entropion, ectropion, retraction)

- Benign and malignant eyelid tumors

- Periocular skin lesions and chalazia (styes)

- Eyelid reconstruction

- Ptosis (drooping eyelids) and dermatochalasis (excess eyelid skin)

- Periocular rejuvenation (botox, fillers, aesthetic eyelid surgery)

- Orbital tumors and inflammatory syndromes

- Thyroid (Graves) Eye Disease

- Eyelid, orbital and lacrimal system trauma

- Tearing secondary to nasolacrimal duct obstruction, punctal stenosis and eyelid malposition

I look forward to meeting you and working together.

Gary J. Lelli, Jr., M.D., an assistant attending ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center discusses why he chose to specialize in oculoplastic surgery.

 

Dr. Lelli is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic surgery - a speciality requiring two years of additional training after ophthalmology residency focused solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system. During this training, accredited by the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Lelli gained broad clinical and surgical experience while treating patients at Columbia University Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York University Hospital, Bellevue Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Lelli graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He proceeded to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with the highest academic standing in his class. After completing a transitional internship at Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, he returned to Ann Arbor for his ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. During his final year, he served as Chief Resident and received the Ambulatory Care Excellence in Service Award for demonstration of integrity, professionalism and exceptional patient care.

Dr. Lelli is a dedicated educator. While at the University of Michigan, he was twice awarded the Walker R. Parker Resident Teaching Award. He has written numerous papers and textbook chapters and routinely presents at national meetings. He is proud to be an active member of the Volunteer Health Program, Ltd., a non-profit volunteer organization focusing on providing eye care to rural areas of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Lelli is an approachable and caring physician and teacher. He remains grounded in his focus to provide thoughtful and compassionate individualized care, focusing on effective and understandable communication, sound decision-making skills and operative excellence.

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Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care

Publications

Book Chapters

Lelli G, Zoumalan C, Nesi F. Basic principles in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Smith's Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (3rd Edition). New York: Springer, in press.

• Zoumalan CZ, Eliasieh K, Lelli G. Instrumentation in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Smith's Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (3rd Edition). New York: Springer, in press.

• St.Clair R, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Double-convexity deformity. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Exenteration. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Dermis-Fat grafts. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Ocular prostheses. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Joseph J, Peralta R, Lelli G, Zoumalan C. Orbital implants. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

•Liotta D, Barmettler A, Lelli G, Kacker A. LeFort fractures. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Liotta D, Lelli G, Kacker A. Guerin (maxillary) fractures. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

Lelli G. Orbital hemorrhages. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Joseph J, Lelli G, Zoumalan C. Evisceration. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Peralta R, Lelli G, Zoumalan C. The contracted socket. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Peralta R, Lelli G, Zoumalan C. The anophthalmic socket. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Joseph J, Lelli G, Zoumalan C. Enucleation. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Segal K, Levine B, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Penetrating eyelid injuries. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Levine B, Lelli G. Orbital compartment syndrome. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• St. Clair R, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Emphysema of the orbit and eyelids in blowout fractures. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Segal, K, Levine B, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Eyelid trauma. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Peralta R, Levine B, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Intraorbital foreign body. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

Lelli G, Zoumalan C. Blowout fractures. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Liotta D, Levine B, Lelli G, Kacker A. Zygomatic-maxillary complex (tripod) fractures. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Liotta D, Lelli G, Kacker A. Naso-orbital-ethmoidal fractures. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. London: Springer, in press.

• Lisman R, Lelli G. Treatment of blepharoplasty complications. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. London: Elsevier, 2009.

• Lisman R, Lelli G. Tarsal strip canthoplasty. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. London: Elsevier, 2009.

Lelli G, Lisman R. Correction of blepharoplasty complications, management of the elevated upper eyelid during blepharoplasty. Midface Surgery: Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. London: Elsevier, 2009.

Lelli G, Lisman R. Correction of ptosis of the upper eyelid. Midface Surgery: Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. London: Elsevier, 2009.

Papers

Lelli G, Lisman R. Re: Accidentally injected formaldehyde during cosmetic blepharoplasty [letter]. Plast Reconstr Surg, in press.

• Zoumalan C, Maher E, Lelli G, Lisman R. Reply to commentary: Balloon canaliculoplasty for acquired canalicular stenosis [letter]. Plast Reconstr Surg, in press.

• Barmettler A, Dinkin M, Lelli G. Eyelid myokymia: not always benign. Orbit, in press.

• Zoumalan C, Joseph J, Lelli G, Segal K, Adeleye A, Kazim M, Lisman R. Evaluation of the canalicular entrance into the lacrimal sac: An anatomic study. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, in press.

• Wessel M, Dinkin M, Phillips C, Lelli G. Traumatic ptosis and mydriasis masking Horner syndrome from an internal carotid pseudoaneurysm. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, in press.

• Zoumalan C, Lelli G, Kazim M. Tenon recession: a novel adjunct to improve outcome in the treatment of large-angle strabismus in Thyroid Eye Disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, in press.

Lelli G, Levy R. Epidermoid cyst masquerading as dacryocystocele: Case report and review. Orbit 2011;30(2):114-5.

• Levine B, Lelli G. Bitemporal hemianopia caused by bilateral blepharoptosis. Orbit 2010;29(6):351-3.

Lelli G, Lisman R. Eyelid skin necrosis with accidentally injected formaldehyde [letter]. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;126(6):2277-8.

• Zoumalan C, Maher E, Lelli G, Lisman R. Balloon canaliculoplasty for acquired canalicular stenosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(6):459-61.

• Kim D, Lelli G. Delayed orbital hematoma after lateral canthoplasty. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(6):481-3.

Lelli G, Musch D, Nelson C. Re: Silicone rod frontalis suspension in cases of high risk blepharoptosis [letter]. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(6):498.

Lelli G, Kazim M. Re: Levator excursion and its relationship to lid lag in thyroid eye disease [letter]. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(6):500.

Lelli G, Zoumalan C, Lisman R. Re: Eyelid and periorbital necrotizing fasciitis as an early devastating complication of blepharoplasty [letter]. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;126(3):1113.

Lelli G. Orbital floor fractures: A review of the initial diagnostic evaluation and pearls for a successful repair. Advanced Ocular Care September 2010:54-56.

• Meltzer MA, Zamecki KJ, Paskowsky J, Lelli G. Ocular bacillary angiomatosis in an immunocompromised man. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(5):371-2.

Lelli G. Kindler syndrome causing severe cicatricial ectropion. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(5):368-9.

Lelli G. Treatment of dacryocystitis. Refractive Eyecare 2010;14(4):8-9.

Lelli G, Lisman R. Blepharoplasty complications. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;125(3):1007-17.

• Kim L, Levine B, Lelli G. Recognition and treatment of benign essential blepharospasm and its variants. Contemporary Ophthalmology 2010;9(6):1-6.

• Johnson P, Lelli G, DellaRocca D. Spontaneous atraumatic dural cavernous fistula in infancy: Case report and review of the literature. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(2):188-9.

Lelli G, Duong J, Kazim M. Levator function as a predictor of eyelid lag and lagophthalmos in thyroid eye disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26(1):7-11.

• Gurung B, Kazim M, Lelli G, Walrath J. Perineural spread of distant squamous cell carcinoma to the orbit: A case report and review. Open Reconstructive and Cosmetic Journal 2009;2:1-3.

Lelli G, Musch D, Frueh B, Nelson C. Outcomes in silicone rod frontalis suspension for high risk non-congenital blepharoptosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;25(5):361-5.

• Pae J, Lisman R, Lelli G. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Contemporary Ophthalmology 2009;8(20):1-11.

• Rosenberg C, Lelli G, Lisman R. Early post-operative adjustment of the Fasanella-Servat procedure: consecutive review of 102 cases. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;25(1):19-22.

• Peralta R, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Posterior intraorbital foreign body: take it or leave it? Open Reconstructive and Cosmetic Journal 2008;1:1-3.

Lelli G, Maher E, Milite J, Dyleski R. Proboscis lateralis: case report and review. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2008;24(6):499-501.

• Charles N, Lisman R, Lelli G. Subperiosteal Orbital Fibroma. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging, 2008;39:517-8.

Lelli G. Have you taken a cold shower lately? The story of my first mission. NYSight. Spring 2008.

Lelli G, Milite J, Maher E. Orbital floor fractures: evaluation, indications, approach and pearls from an ophthalmologist's perspective. Facial Plast Surg 2007;23(3):190-9.

• Walrath J, Lelli G, Engelbert M, Kazim M. Metastatic endometrial carcinoma resulting in orbital apex compression. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2007;23(3):250-1.

Lelli G, Demirci H, Frueh B. Avulsion of the optic nerve with luxation of the eye after motor vehicle accident. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2007;23(2):158-60.

Lelli G, Musch D, Gupta A, Farjo QA, Nairus TM, Mian S. Ophthalmic cyclosporine use in ocular graft-versus-host disease. Cornea 2006;25(6):635-8.

Lelli G, Nelson C. Early habituation of severe blepharoptosis in Marcus Gunn jaw-winking syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2006;43:38-40.

Abstracts & Posters

• Barmettler A, Lelli G. Incidence of post-operative tearing and complications after endoscopic versus external approach dacryocystorhinostomy. Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2011.

• Levine B, Barmettler A, Rosenblatt M, Nissanka N, Rao R, Lipson D, Lelli G. Magnetic field for eyelid closure in patients with corneal exposure. Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2011.

• Fraser C, Lelli G. Adjunctive re-dilation for early cicatrization after punctoplasty. Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2011.

• Fleischut P, Faggiani S, Lelli G, Segal K, Banerjee S, Fogarty-Mack P, Weingram J, Gadalla F. Corneal abrasion: perioperative risk predictors and long-term sequelae. Poster presentation, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2010.

• Segal K, Levine B, Faggiani S, Fleischut P, Gadalla F, Lelli G. Evaluation and future directions of the treatment for perioperative corneal abrasions in a major tertiary care center. Poster presentation, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2010.

• McCullough A, Rosenberg C, Lelli G, Lisman R. Mechanisms of eyebrow elevation in acute ptosis in sighted and prosthetic eyes. Poster presentation, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2010.

• Kazim M, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Tenon layer recession: a novel technique in addressing large-angle strabismus in thyroid eye disease. Poster presentation, Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2010.

• Levine B, Seedial S, Tsiouris A, Lelli G. Three dimensional volumetric assessment of orbital fracture size: a novel technique. Poster presentation, Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2010.

• Zoumalan C, Joseph J, Lelli G, Segal K, Kazim M, Lisman R. Evaluation of the canalicular system and lacrimal sac: an anatomical study. Poster presentation, Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2010.

• Segal K, Levine B, Faggiani S, Fleischut P, Gadalla F, Lelli G. Evaluation and future directions of the treatment of perioperative corneal abrasions in a major tertiary care center. Poster presentation, Weill Cornell Medical College Student Research Day, New York, NY, February 2010.

• McCullough A, Rosenberg C, Lelli G, Lisman R. The role of eyelid proprioception in response to acute ptosis in sighted and prosthetic eyes. Poster presentation, Unite for Sight 7th Annual Global Health and Innovation Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 2010.

• Rosenberg C, McCullough A, Lelli G, Lisman R. Mechanisms of brow elevation in acute ptosis. Poster presentation, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2009.

• Joseph J, Zoumalan C, Lelli G, Howard D, Kazim M, Lisman R. Evaluation of the canalicular system and lacrimal sac: an anatomic study. Poster presentation, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2009.

• Zoumalan C, Maher E, Lelli G, Lisman R. Balloon canaliculoplasty for acquired canalicular stenosis. Poster presentation, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2009.

• Zoumalan C, Lelli G, Maher E. The therapeutic challenge in a case of a residual solitary fibrous tumor. Poster presentation, The International Orbital Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY, September 2008.

• Peralta R, Zoumalan C, Lelli G. Therapeutic dilemma: a posterior intraorbital foreign body. Poster presentation, The International Orbital Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY, September 2008.

• Rosenberg C, Lelli G, Lisman R. Early post-operative adjustability of the Fasanella-Servat procedure: consecutive review of 102 cases. Poster presentation, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2008.

Lelli G, Kazim M. Levator function as a predictor of eyelid lag in Thyroid Associated Orbitopathy. Poster presentation, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2007.

Lelli G, Garvin T, Nelson C, Musch D, Frueh B. Outcomes in silicone rod frontalis suspension surgery for blepharoptosis. Poster presentation, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2006.

• Garvin T, Lelli G, Nelson C, Musch D, Lillard E. A standardized method to evaluate cosmetic outcomes following ptosis repair. Poster presentation, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2006.

Lelli G, Boehlke C, Musch D, Mian S. Prophylactic ophthalmic cyclosporine use in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Poster presentation, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center 21st Annual Research Day, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2005.

Lelli G, Mian S. Prophylactic ophthalmic cyclosporine use in patients at risk for dry eye secondary to graft-versus-host disease. Poster presentation, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2005.

Lelli G, Musch D, Mian S. Ophthalmic cyclosporine use in ocular graft-versus-host disease. Poster presentation, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2004.

Lelli G, Musch D, Mian S. Ophthalmic cyclosporine use in ocular graft-versus-host disease. Poster presentation, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center 20th Annual Research Day, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2004.

• Genovesi MH, Capello C, Lelli G, Pan CX. Personal narratives: a first step to humanize, not medicalize older adults. Poster presentation, American Geriatrics Society, Chicago, IL, May 2002.

Lelli G, Genovesi MH, Capello CF, Pan CX. Meaningful experiences after age 65: a step to humanize, not medicalize older adults. Poster presentation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Medical Student Research Day, New York, NY, February 2002.

• Genovesi MH, Capello C, Lelli G, Pan CX. Personal narratives: a first step to humanize, not medicalize older adults. Poster presentation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Medical Student Research Day, New York, NY, February 2001.

Lelli G, Yuen W, Shridharani K, Senzel R, Pan C. Use of complementary/ alternative medicine (CAM) in older homebound patients; 1998-present. Poster presentation, American Geriatrics Society, Nashville, TN, May 2000.

Lelli G, Pan C, Yuen W. Use of complementary/ alternative medicine (CAM) in older homebound patients; 1998-present. Poster presentation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Medical Student Research Day, New York, NY, February 2000.

• Yuen W, Lelli G, Shridharani K. Complementary and alternative medicine use among the home care patients of the Mount Sinai Hospital; 1999-present. Poster presentation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Medical Student Research Day, New York, NY, February 2000.

• Smet IC, Goldman RS, Bartok RA, Tandon R, Taylor S, Decker L, Lelli G, Tsang B, Berent S. Neuropsychological functioning in patients with schizophrenia: a comparison of atypical neuroleptics. J Int Neuropsych Soc 1997;3(1):4. Poster presentation, International Neuropsychological Society, Orlando, FL, February 1997.

• Smet IC, Tandon R, Goldman RS, Decker L, Lelli G, Berent S. Relationship of neuropsychological functioning and length of illness in schizophrenic patients. Arch Clin Neuropsych 1997;112(3):405. Poster presentation, National Academy of Neuropsychologists, New Orleans, LA, November 1996.

• Smet IC, Goldman RS, Tandon R, Decker L, Lelli G, Berent S. Gender differences in neuropsychological functioning of schizophrenic inpatients. Poster presentation, American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 1996.

• Smet IC, Tandon R, Goldman RS, Decker L, Lelli G, Berent S. Gender and neuropsychological function in schizophrenia. Biol Psych 1996;39(7):578. Poster presentation, Society for Biological Psychiatry, New York, NY, May 1996.

• Smet IC, Tandon R, Goldman RS, Decker L, Lelli G, Berent S. Chronicity and neuropsychological dysfunction in schizophrenia. Biol Psych 1996;39(7):579. Poster presentation, Society for Biological Psychiatry, New York, NY, May 1996.

• Smet IC, Goldman RS, Tandon R, Taylor S, Decker L, Lelli G, Berent S. Neuropsychological functioning in patients with schizophrenia: a comparison of typical and atypical neuroleptics. J Int Neuropsych Soc 1996;2(1):55. Poster presentation, International Neuropsychological Society, Chicago, IL, February 1996.

• Goldman RS, Smet IC, Provost L, Tandon R, Lelli G, Decker L, Taylor SF, Berent S. Neuropsychological deficits in first-episode and chronic schizophrenic patients. Clin Neuropsychol 1995;9(3):293. Poster presentation, American Psychological Association, New York, NY, August 1995.

• Smet IC, Goldman RS, Tandon R, Provost L, Decker L, Lelli G, Taylor SF, Berent S. Neuropsychological functioning of deficit versus nondeficit schizophrenic patients. Clin Neuropsychol 1995;9(3):293. Poster presentation, American Psychological Association, New York, NY, August 1995.

• Goldman RS, Smet IC, Tandon R, Lelli G, Decker L, Taylor SF, Berent S. Neuropsychological deficits in first-episode and chronic schizophrenia. Biol Psych 1995;37:676. Poster presentation, Society for Biological Psychiatry, Miami, FL, May 1995.

• Smet IC, Goldman RS, Tandon R, Decker L, Lelli G, Taylor SF, Berent S. Neuropsychological function in deficit versus nondeficit schizophrenia. Biol Psych 1995;37:676. Poster presentation, Society for Biological Psychiatry, Miami, FL, May 1995.

Presentations

• Eyelid, orbital and adnexal trauma. Department of Otorhinolaryngology Grand Rounds, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, March 2011.

• The Ohio State University 54th Annual Symposium in Ophthalmology, Guest Faculty and lecturer for the Torrence A. Makley Memorial Lecture. Lectures included: Our responsibilities to thyroid eye disease patients, Diagnosis of eyelid lesions made easy, and Blepharoplasty: the good, the bad and the ugly. Columbus, OH, March 2011.

• Eyelid and orbital correlates for the plastic surgeon. Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, January 2011.

• Orbital diseases. The Basic Science Course. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY, January 2011.

• Diagnosis of benign and malignant eyelid lesions made easy. The Basic Science Course. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY, January 2011.

• Oculoplastic considerations of keratoprosthesis. Weill Cornell Medical College Keratoprosthesis Course: Advancements in Visual Rehabilitation, New York, NY, November 2010.

• Blepharoplasty: the good, thebad and the ugly. Department of Ophthalmology Alumni Meeting, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, June 2010.

• Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Ophthalmology, Guest Faculty, Sponsored by The American Austrian Foundation, Inc. Lectures included: Orbital anatomy with clinical correlates, Our responsibilities to thyroid eye disease patients, Diagnosis of eyelid lesions made easy, and selected case presentations. Salzburg, Austria, April 2010.

• Approach to orbital diseases for the plastic surgeon. Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, March 2010.

• Orbital diseases. The Basic Science Course. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY, January 2010.

• Diagnosis of benign and malignant skin lesions made easy. The Basic Science Course. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY, January 2010.

• Update on Thyroid Eye Disease from an oculoplastic perspective. Department of Otorhinolaryngology Grand Rounds, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, August 2009.

• Orbital anatomy and clinical correlates. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, August 2009.

• Mission ILAC: A glimpse at my first mission to the Dominican Republic. Department of Ophthalmology Alumni Meeting, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, June 2009.

• Orbital plating and fracture repair workshop. New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, June 2009.

• Our responsibilities to Thyroid Eye Disease patients. Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, May 2009.

• Perioperative corneal injuries: diagnosis and treatment. Department of Anesthesia Quality & Patient Safety Annual Meeting, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, April 2009.

• Eyelid tumors. The Basic Science Course. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY, January 2009.

• Orbital diseases. The Basic Science Course. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY, January 2009.

• Surgical anatomy of the orbit and lacrimal system: cadaver demonstration. Instructor and speaker, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2007.

• Surgical anatomy of the orbit and lacrimal system. Instructor, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, November 2006.

• Assessing outcomes in silicone rod frontalis suspension for blepharoptosis. W.K. Kellogg Eye Center 22nd Annual Research Day, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2006.

• Ophthalmic cyclosporine use in ocular graft-versus-host disease. W.K. Kellogg Eye Center 21st Annual Research Day, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2005.

• Complementary and alternative medicine therapy use by homebound elders. Hartford/ AFAR Medical Student Geriatric Scholars Meeting, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, August 1999.

Honors and Awards

● Harold Elster Memorial Prize for the highest academic standing of medical school class of 2002

● Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

● John A. Hartford #150; American Federation for Aging Research Geriatric Research Scholar

● The James M. La Berge Award for research by a first-year ophthalmology resident

● The Walker R. Parker Resident Teaching Award for excellence in medical student education (2005, 2006)

● Ambulatory Care Excellence Award (2005), annual award to one resident at University of Michigan Hospitals for patient care and professionalism

● New York City Police Department Award of Appreciation (2009)