Grace Sun, M.D.


Honors and Awards

Work in Global Health

Community Health Promoter, Peace Corps, Nicaragua, January 1999- April 2001

ORBIS International, Nairobi, Kenya - Associate Ophthalmologist

Paul Kayser International Fellowship, Trujillo, Peru

Himalayan Cataract Project, Kathmandu, Nepal

» Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Millennium Villages Project (MVP), Tabora, Tanzania, August 2011 - Lead Ophthalmologist

» Collaboration between the United Nations MVP, Himalayan Cataract Project, and Weill Cornell Medical College/Weill Bugando Medical College


Millennium Villages Project (MVP), Tabora, Tanzania, February 2012

» Lead Ophthalmologist – Follow up assessment of post-operative patients


Awards & Honors

  1. Paul Kayser International Scholar Fellowship Recipient, February 2010, Trujillo, Peru
  2. ORBIS International, Associate Ophthalmologist, June 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
  3. National Eye Institute Travel Grant, ARVO 2008
  4. Edward Norton Prize in Ophthalmology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2005
  5. Soros Service Program for Community Health, Open Society Institute, Pre-Clinical Fellow, 2002, Weill Cornell Medical College


Appointments & Committees

New York State Ophthalmological Society, 2012 to Present

» Leadership Development Program

» Board Member

» Alternate Councilor


American Academy of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Subcommittee on International Ophthalmology, 2010 to Present

» Member


Women in Ophthalmology, New York Chapter

» Co-Chair, 2012 to Present

» Steering committee, 2010 to Present


Chinese American Ophthalmological Society, 2010 to Present

» Mentoring Committee


Kress Vision Foundation, 2009 to Present

» Advisor


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