Language: English
Gender: Male
Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue, 11th and 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (646) 962-2020 | F: (646) 962-0603
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Personal Statement

The gift of sight is one of the most cherished and treasured of all our senses. Whether it’s macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment, retinal vein occlusion or ocular inflammation, I offer a caring and nurturing environment for patients and their families during such a vulnerable and uncertain time. I strive to deliver the most compassionate medical and surgical care using the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology to provide an individualized treatment regimen based on a strong scientific and evidenced-based foundation.  My patients come from all walks of life and from every corner of the world. Some patients and families come for a single visit seeking a second opinion, others have been coming practically monthly for nearly ten years.  I look forward to meeting you and meeting the challenges of caring for your eyesight.

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Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vitreoretinal Disorder
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Macular Disorder
  • Retinal Vascular Disorders
  • Clinical Research
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis

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]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • 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 Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care


  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2002

Honors and Awards


America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers' Research Council of America (2010, 2011, 2012)


Named to Marquis Who's Who in America list (2012)


American Society of Retina Specialists Rhett Buckler Award (2009)


Pan American Association of Ophthalmology Paul Kayser International Scholar (2008)


Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship (2007)


New England Ophthalmological Society Sanford D. Hecht Research Award (2007)


Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and The Schepens Eye Research Institute Joint Clinical Research Center Pilot Project Grant (2006 - 2008)


The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship (2006 - 2007)


American Academy of Ophthalmology Advocacy Ambassador (2006)


NIH T-35 Short-term Research Training Grant (2001)


Dr. Alfred Steiner/Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Dean's Award for Outstanding Medical Student Research (2000)


New York Academy of Medicine Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grant in Cardiovascular Research (2000)


Merck/American Federation of Ageing Research Scholarship in Geriatric Pharmacology (2000)


American Heart Association Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease (2000)


Edward B. Schlesinger Fellowship in Neurological Surgery (1999 - 2000)


Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Dean’s Research Fellowship (1998)


Columbia College Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (1996 & 1997)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1995 & 1996)


The Rockefeller University Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1995 - 1996)



New York Medical License


Massachusetts Medical License


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology



Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2003-present


American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 2003-present


Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, 2007-present


American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), 2006-present


Society of Heed Fellows, 2006-present


Manhattan Retina Club, 2008-present


Vitrectomy-Buckle Society, 2009-present


The Ophthalmic Laser Surgical Society (OLSS), 2009-present


The New York Clinical Society, 2010-present


Retina CONNECT, 2010-present


European Society of Retina Specialists, 2010-present


American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, 2011-present


Macula Society, Member of the Bylaws Committee, 2012-present


Retina Society, 2012-present



Associate Attending Ophthalmologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University


Dr. Kiss’s training began in New York City where he received his undergraduate degree with honors from Columbia College and medical school training at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He then moved to Boston to complete his ophthalmology residency and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship, both at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. At Harvard, Dr. Kiss was select by the facutly to serve as the Chief Retina Fellow.  Dr. Kiss was then recruited back to New York City to join the vitreoretinal faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College and assume the role of Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kiss's clinical interests include complex vitreoretinal surgery and treatment of age‐related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. His clinical and translational research focuses on four broad areas: retinal imaging, ocular gene therapy, novel therapeutic targets for ocular neovascularization, and genetic markers for retinal diseases. Dr. Kiss has participated as a principal investigator in over two-dozen prospective clinical trials and laboratory investigations. He has authored over 200 scientific publications, given over 100 invited lectureships worldwide, and serves on the Editorial Board and as a Scientific Reviewer to a number of major journals. Dr. Kiss has won numerous academic and scientific awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship, the Paul Kayser International Fellowship, and the Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientists Award. Dr. Kiss has been named to several regional and national Top Doctors lists, including The Ophthalmologist worldwide Top 40 Under 40, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in America, and New York Super Doctors Rising Stars.