Anna-Maria Demetriades, M.D., Ph.D.
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Anna-Maria Demetriades, M.D., Ph.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Ophthalmology


  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Iridotomy
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Argon Laser Iridoplasty
  • Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Ocular Hypertension


Anna-Maria Demetriades, M.D., Ph.D., is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and serves as Director of the Glaucoma Service at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Attending Physician at New-York Presbyterian Hospital. She is also a Principal Investigator at the Dyson Vision Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Demetriades received her Medical Degree from Oxford University Medical School in England, ranked first in the world by the Times Higher Education rankings of Universities. She also received her Ph.D. Degree in Ocular Gene Therapy from Oxford University Medical School. She completed her General Surgery Internship at the New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She completed her Ophthalmology Residency at The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, ranked as the premier Residency training program in the US News and World Report at the time. She then completed her Glaucoma Fellowship at The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked as the premier Ophthalmology Institute in the US News and World Report.

Dr. Demetriades enjoys seeing patients in her Clinical Practice with a primary focus on Glaucoma. Her Laboratory Research is also focused on the treatment of Glaucoma and is an extension of her Ph.D. work in Ocular Gene Therapy. Specifically her laboratory develops Neuroprotective Gene Therapies for Glaucoma that have the potential to be used clinically. Genes encoding neuroprotective agents and survival factors are delivered to the eye to improve cell survival and ameliorate vision loss in Glaucoma.

Dr. Demetriades’ Research is supported by Research to Prevent Blindness, the New York Community Trust, and she has received funding from the National Institute of Health, the BrightFocus Foundation, the American Glaucoma Society and Fight for Sight.

Dr. Demetriades’ Clinical Practice and Laboratory Research have the same underlying goal, which is to improve the quality of patients’ lives by optimizing their Glaucoma care.

Dr. Demetriades is currently accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling 646-962-2020, or by visiting


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

New York Community Trust Grant, 2017

Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, 2014

BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Grant, 2013

National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute Research Grant (1R1EY022848), 2012

Fight for Sight Grant-In-Aid, 2012

American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Award, 2011

Arnall J. Patz Research Award, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, 2008

W.Richard Green House Staff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins, 2007

Michael P. Grant Research Award, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, 2007

Peter J. McDonnell Research Award, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, 2006

Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology Travel Grant Award, 2003

Morton F. Goldberg Research Award, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, 2003

American Diabetes Association Trans-Atlantic Research Fellowship Award, 2002

British Medical Association Johns William Clark Award, 2001

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. Research Grant, 2001



Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Oxford University (United Kingdom), 2012
  • M.A., Oxford University (United Kingdom), 2002
  • B.M.,B.Ch., Oxford University Medical School (United Kingdom), 2000
  • B.A., Oxford University (United Kingdom), 1997


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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • * Affinity Access
  • * Affinity Health Plan
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass

Locations and Appointments