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The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Launching Global Web-Based
Continuing Education
Seen & Heard
NON PROFIT
ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
the Official Publication of the Alumni Association of NYEE
PERMIT
No. 1235
BROOKLYN, NY
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
Further development and refinement to the curriculum will
occur, but each topic will ultimately be illustrated by one or more
video segments and conventional lectures.
The expectation is that participants in this program will have
improved their ability to:
■ Perform a proper history on ocular trauma patients.
■ Outline the proper work-up of ocular trauma patients, based
on the nature and severity of the injury.
■ List imaging options available for evaluating ocular trauma
patients.
■ Discuss the medical and surgical options for optimal treatment
of complex ocular trauma patients.
■ Properly care for the ocular trauma patient either directly or
through referral to appropriate subspecialists.
The inaugural program is planned for the third quarter of 2014,
recorded at NYEE for on-demand webcast. The course will be
accredited by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Institute for
Continuing Medical Education for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA
CATEGORY 1 Credits.
It is our expectation that this initiative will serve as the foray to
further advance the imprimatur of NYEE as a global leader in
physician education and training, and that we will continue to
identify other areas within Ophthalmology and our other core
specialties to develop additional programs. These programs will
be promoted through web-based announcements as well as
advertisements in professional journals. We welcome your
participation and interest and should you have questions or
comments about this or other initiatives at NYEE, please contact
me at 212-979-4666 or [email protected]
the Official Publication of the Alumni Association of NYEE
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF
THE NEW YORK EYE AND
EAR INFIRMARY
2013 Officers:
RICHARD DELUCA, MD
President
JOHN ALJIAN, MD
SHARON GIESE, MD
MICHAEL PITMAN, MD
Executive Board
By Allan Fine, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
A major objective for increasing the global visibility of NYEE is
to demonstrate the clinical, research and educational expertise
that exists within our medical staff. Advances in technology now
enable NYEE to impart knowledge, surgical expertise and clinical
diagnostic skill throughout the world to Residents, Fellows and
practicing Ophthalmologists all at different stages of their careers.
One means of promoting the NYEE brand is through an educational
initiative expected to evolve into an annual event at a minimum
and, likely, more frequent offerings.
Through a grant from Carl Zeiss Meditec, NYEE will develop a
webcast seminar, having sole discretion in the design of content
and selection of instructors for the program. In conjunction with
faculty and voluntary clinical leadership of our Ophthalmology
department, an interdisciplinary team of Administration, Information
Systems, Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Public
Affairs and Marketing and Development considered various topics
that would generate interest in the target audiences (i.e.,
ophthalmologists, residents, and emergency room staff treating
eye injuries).
The topic “Management of Ocular Trauma” was selected based
on the fact that knowledge and experience is often limited among
community ophthalmologists, residents, physician assistants,
and/or emergency room personnel who are the initial contact
point for such injured patients. Many find managing eye trauma
challenging because these cases are varied and complex.
Ocular trauma is a serious problem for the health system and for
the economy overall as an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries
annually result in more than a billion dollars a year in total costs
to society. Many of these types of injuries are preventable and, in
general, the more serious types of ocular trauma, such as
ruptured globes and corneal lacerations requiring surgical
reconstruction, are infrequently seen by most ophthalmologists.
The online symposium will consist of a combination of brief lectures
and edited video presentations with voice overs illustrating various
topics, as well as panel discussions from various ophthalmic
subspecialists in the evaluation and management of traumatic eye
injuries. The program as outlined will include sections on eyelid
and orbital trauma, trauma to the globe (anterior and posterior
segments) and pediatric trauma.Video clips will include examples
of ruptured globe, primary closure, sclera buckle repair, and
secondary repair vitrectomy and rehabilitation muscle surgery.
Seen & Heard
PLEASE JOIN US AT AAO!
All NYEE Alumni are cordially
invited to both receptions
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:30-8:00 pm
Department Of Ophthalmology Alumni & Friends Reception
at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
New Orleans Downtown Marriott
at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
Tchoupitoulas Room on the Second floor
Mc Kessler unveiling
portrait of NYEE
chairman Sorrell
Mathes
Upcoming Events Calendar
■ Clinical Approaches to RVO: Strategies for Optimal Patient Outcomes November 15 – AAO
■ American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 November 16-19
■ Kicking It Up A Notch: New Perioperative Strategies for Improved Cataract Surgery Outcomes
November 16, 2013 – AAO
■ The Science & Art of Glaucoma Management Today November 17 – AAO
■ Cataract & Refractive Cases Jambalaya: Experts’ Recipes for Preventing & Managing Complications
November 16, 2013 – AAO
■ NYEE Ophthalmology Resident Candidate Interviews November 25
■ NYEE Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 6
■ NYEE Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 7
■ NYEE Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 12
To place any news or announcements in future issues, please contact Carol Bohdan
212-979-4019 [email protected]
From left to right:
Richard Rosen, MD;
Joseph Cohen
and John Seedor, MD
Peter Frelinghuysen
and Sonja Tennaro,
RN, EdD
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:00-7:00 pm
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Reception
at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The Monteleone Hotel
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Dear Fellow Alumni,
On this cover you will find photos taken on September 19,
when NYEE’s board of directors met for the last time. Chairman
Sorrell Mathes presided as host of this dinner, which took
place at Aretsky’s Patroon restaurant, as the last formal meeting
of the NYEE board. He explained that given the merger with
Mount Sinai Health System, the board would be moving
forward toward an advisory position. He thanked members
for their years of stewardship citing NYEE’s strong financial
and clinical position, and the benefits of partnership with the
Icahn School of Medicine. NYEE president Mc Kessler also
cited the superlative work of the board, and the time frame
for separation from New York Medical School as June 30, 2014.
He also reported that Sinai’s president and CEO Dr. Kenneth
Davis is supportive of NYEE’s continuing growth and expansion.
In his address to the audience at our October 3 gala, Dr. Davis
noted: “Collaborating under the auspices of a single medical
school–the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai –and
building on New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s outstanding
reputation, we will develop research and clinical programs in
ophthalmology and otolaryngology that are nothing short of the
best in the country.”
In the News
Michael J. Pitman, MD, Director of NYEE’s Voice and Swallowing Institute, has been appointed to
the advisory board of The Voice Foundation, the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to
vocal medicine, science and education…Under the guidance of Stimson Schantz, MD, NYEE’s chief
of head & neck surgery, and Nelson Co, CRNA, a team from International Surgical Mission Support
traveled to Kenya to provide medical and surgical care in a remote village clinic for two weeks in October.
The volunteer team of 24 providers –including surgeons, internists, nursing staff, and operating support –
treated hundreds of patients for conditions such as head & neck cancer, thyroid goiter and myriad
diseases endemic to the area.
SeniorVP of
Development
Carol Bohdan with
Lawrence Huntington
November 2013
Richard L. DeLuca, MD
President, NYEE Alumni Association
NYEE’S 2013 Gala Honored J. Robert Rosenthal as “Physician of the Year”
From left to right: John Aljian, MD; Steven Rosenthal, MD;
& Joseph Walsh, MD
From left to right: Lauren Lankhof, Joyce Ganimian
& Aida Dishman
Chris Botti and his band
Dr. Min-Ho Huang accepting the Humanitarian Award
from Dr. Constance Chen and Mc Kessler
From left to right: Rebecca Sun,Viola Huang, Arnold Huang,
Nien Wei &Yueh-Tsung Lee
Chris Botti (at left) with Dr. Max Gomez
Eva Ledesma & Jeanne Rosenthal, MD
Alyssa Kind (on left) with Eileen Solomon
J. Robert Rosenthal, MD accepting Physician of theYear Award
Kenneth Davis, MD, President & CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
D. McWilliams & Judith Kessler with Min-Ho Huang, MD
Austin and Alan Pearce
Paul Sidoti, MD (at left) with Mark Kupersmith, MD
At our annual gala on October 3, nearly 400 guests gathered to honor J. Robert Rosenthal, MD, FACS, NYEE’s
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical
Officer and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
at the New York Medical College. Dr. Rosenthal has
dedicated 55 years to the betterment of our hospital as
an exemplary alumnus, dedicated practitioner and
teacher of ophthalmology, and medical staff leader. As a
member of one of the many families of distinguished
physicians who have propelled NYEE ever forward with
a multi-generational devotion – his family members
practicing medicine at NYEE include Benjamin C.
Rosenthal, MD; Bernadine Rosenthal, RN; Charles
Stern, MD; Gerald Rosenthal, MD; Jeanne Rosenthal,
MD; and Morton L. Rosenthal, MD – Dr. Rosenthal is a
champion of quality ser vice, advanced research and
excellence in physician training.
A graduate of New York University and the Chicago Medical
School, Dr. Rosenthal was an Intern at the Maimonides
Medical Center and served his Ophthalmology Residency
at NYEE. This was followed by a two year Fellowship in
Corneal Transplant and Anterior Segment surgery with
Ramon Castroviejo, MD, in New York City.
Dr. Rosenthal is a member of the Board of Trustees and
Secretary/Treasurer of the American Association of Eye
& Ear Centers of Excellence (formerly the American
Association of Eye & Ear Hospitals). A past President of
the NYEE Staff Society, he is the Chair of the Surgical
Case Review Committee and the Quality Council of the
Infirmary. He is the Tissue Transplant Service Director
and Tissue Bank Compliance Officer at NYEE. A member
of the Continuum Trustees Committee on Quality of
Care, he also serves on the Continuum Emergency
Management Leadership Group. At NYEE, Dr. Rosenthal
has served on the Medical Board and numerous committees,
some of which are the Operating Room, Medical
Records, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Credentials, and
Infection Prevention Committees.
Dr. Rosenthal was honored by the Government of Israel
for his corneal transplant surgery work on Israeli war
wounded over the years. He served on the Great Neck,
NY, Board of Education for 17 years, and represented
the Congressional District in Washington, D.C. for the
New York State School Boards Association in their efforts
on behalf of increased support for education.
NYEE’S 2013 Gala Honored J. Robert Rosenthal as “Physician of the Year”
From left to right: John Aljian, MD; Steven Rosenthal, MD;
& Joseph Walsh, MD
From left to right: Lauren Lankhof, Joyce Ganimian
& Aida Dishman
Chris Botti and his band
Dr. Min-Ho Huang accepting the Humanitarian Award
from Dr. Constance Chen and Mc Kessler
From left to right: Rebecca Sun,Viola Huang, Arnold Huang,
Nien Wei &Yueh-Tsung Lee
Chris Botti (at left) with Dr. Max Gomez
Eva Ledesma & Jeanne Rosenthal, MD
Alyssa Kind (on left) with Eileen Solomon
J. Robert Rosenthal, MD accepting Physician of theYear Award
Kenneth Davis, MD, President & CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
D. McWilliams & Judith Kessler with Min-Ho Huang, MD
Austin and Alan Pearce
Paul Sidoti, MD (at left) with Mark Kupersmith, MD
At our annual gala on October 3, nearly 400 guests gathered to honor J. Robert Rosenthal, MD, FACS, NYEE’s
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical
Officer and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
at the New York Medical College. Dr. Rosenthal has
dedicated 55 years to the betterment of our hospital as
an exemplary alumnus, dedicated practitioner and
teacher of ophthalmology, and medical staff leader. As a
member of one of the many families of distinguished
physicians who have propelled NYEE ever forward with
a multi-generational devotion – his family members
practicing medicine at NYEE include Benjamin C.
Rosenthal, MD; Bernadine Rosenthal, RN; Charles
Stern, MD; Gerald Rosenthal, MD; Jeanne Rosenthal,
MD; and Morton L. Rosenthal, MD – Dr. Rosenthal is a
champion of quality ser vice, advanced research and
excellence in physician training.
A graduate of New York University and the Chicago Medical
School, Dr. Rosenthal was an Intern at the Maimonides
Medical Center and served his Ophthalmology Residency
at NYEE. This was followed by a two year Fellowship in
Corneal Transplant and Anterior Segment surgery with
Ramon Castroviejo, MD, in New York City.
Dr. Rosenthal is a member of the Board of Trustees and
Secretary/Treasurer of the American Association of Eye
& Ear Centers of Excellence (formerly the American
Association of Eye & Ear Hospitals). A past President of
the NYEE Staff Society, he is the Chair of the Surgical
Case Review Committee and the Quality Council of the
Infirmary. He is the Tissue Transplant Service Director
and Tissue Bank Compliance Officer at NYEE. A member
of the Continuum Trustees Committee on Quality of
Care, he also serves on the Continuum Emergency
Management Leadership Group. At NYEE, Dr. Rosenthal
has served on the Medical Board and numerous committees,
some of which are the Operating Room, Medical
Records, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Credentials, and
Infection Prevention Committees.
Dr. Rosenthal was honored by the Government of Israel
for his corneal transplant surgery work on Israeli war
wounded over the years. He served on the Great Neck,
NY, Board of Education for 17 years, and represented
the Congressional District in Washington, D.C. for the
New York State School Boards Association in their efforts
on behalf of increased support for education.
NYEE’S 2013 Gala Honored J. Robert Rosenthal as “Physician of the Year”
From left to right: John Aljian, MD; Steven Rosenthal, MD;
& Joseph Walsh, MD
From left to right: Lauren Lankhof, Joyce Ganimian
& Aida Dishman
Chris Botti and his band
Dr. Min-Ho Huang accepting the Humanitarian Award
from Dr. Constance Chen and Mc Kessler
From left to right: Rebecca Sun,Viola Huang, Arnold Huang,
Nien Wei &Yueh-Tsung Lee
Chris Botti (at left) with Dr. Max Gomez
Eva Ledesma & Jeanne Rosenthal, MD
Alyssa Kind (on left) with Eileen Solomon
J. Robert Rosenthal, MD accepting Physician of theYear Award
Kenneth Davis, MD, President & CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
D. McWilliams & Judith Kessler with Min-Ho Huang, MD
Austin and Alan Pearce
Paul Sidoti, MD (at left) with Mark Kupersmith, MD
At our annual gala on October 3, nearly 400 guests gathered to honor J. Robert Rosenthal, MD, FACS, NYEE’s
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical
Officer and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
at the New York Medical College. Dr. Rosenthal has
dedicated 55 years to the betterment of our hospital as
an exemplary alumnus, dedicated practitioner and
teacher of ophthalmology, and medical staff leader. As a
member of one of the many families of distinguished
physicians who have propelled NYEE ever forward with
a multi-generational devotion – his family members
practicing medicine at NYEE include Benjamin C.
Rosenthal, MD; Bernadine Rosenthal, RN; Charles
Stern, MD; Gerald Rosenthal, MD; Jeanne Rosenthal,
MD; and Morton L. Rosenthal, MD – Dr. Rosenthal is a
champion of quality ser vice, advanced research and
excellence in physician training.
A graduate of New York University and the Chicago Medical
School, Dr. Rosenthal was an Intern at the Maimonides
Medical Center and served his Ophthalmology Residency
at NYEE. This was followed by a two year Fellowship in
Corneal Transplant and Anterior Segment surgery with
Ramon Castroviejo, MD, in New York City.
Dr. Rosenthal is a member of the Board of Trustees and
Secretary/Treasurer of the American Association of Eye
& Ear Centers of Excellence (formerly the American
Association of Eye & Ear Hospitals). A past President of
the NYEE Staff Society, he is the Chair of the Surgical
Case Review Committee and the Quality Council of the
Infirmary. He is the Tissue Transplant Service Director
and Tissue Bank Compliance Officer at NYEE. A member
of the Continuum Trustees Committee on Quality of
Care, he also serves on the Continuum Emergency
Management Leadership Group. At NYEE, Dr. Rosenthal
has served on the Medical Board and numerous committees,
some of which are the Operating Room, Medical
Records, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Credentials, and
Infection Prevention Committees.
Dr. Rosenthal was honored by the Government of Israel
for his corneal transplant surgery work on Israeli war
wounded over the years. He served on the Great Neck,
NY, Board of Education for 17 years, and represented
the Congressional District in Washington, D.C. for the
New York State School Boards Association in their efforts
on behalf of increased support for education.
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Launching Global Web-Based
Continuing Education
Seen & Heard
NON PROFIT
ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
the Official Publication of the Alumni Association of NYEE
PERMIT
No. 1235
BROOKLYN, NY
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
Further development and refinement to the curriculum will
occur, but each topic will ultimately be illustrated by one or more
video segments and conventional lectures.
The expectation is that participants in this program will have
improved their ability to:
■ Perform a proper history on ocular trauma patients.
■ Outline the proper work-up of ocular trauma patients, based
on the nature and severity of the injury.
■ List imaging options available for evaluating ocular trauma
patients.
■ Discuss the medical and surgical options for optimal treatment
of complex ocular trauma patients.
■ Properly care for the ocular trauma patient either directly or
through referral to appropriate subspecialists.
The inaugural program is planned for the third quarter of 2014,
recorded at NYEE for on-demand webcast. The course will be
accredited by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Institute for
Continuing Medical Education for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA
CATEGORY 1 Credits.
It is our expectation that this initiative will serve as the foray to
further advance the imprimatur of NYEE as a global leader in
physician education and training, and that we will continue to
identify other areas within Ophthalmology and our other core
specialties to develop additional programs. These programs will
be promoted through web-based announcements as well as
advertisements in professional journals. We welcome your
participation and interest and should you have questions or
comments about this or other initiatives at NYEE, please contact
me at 212-979-4666 or [email protected]
the Official Publication of the Alumni Association of NYEE
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF
THE NEW YORK EYE AND
EAR INFIRMARY
2013 Officers:
RICHARD DELUCA, MD
President
JOHN ALJIAN, MD
SHARON GIESE, MD
MICHAEL PITMAN, MD
Executive Board
By Allan Fine, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
A major objective for increasing the global visibility of NYEE is
to demonstrate the clinical, research and educational expertise
that exists within our medical staff. Advances in technology now
enable NYEE to impart knowledge, surgical expertise and clinical
diagnostic skill throughout the world to Residents, Fellows and
practicing Ophthalmologists all at different stages of their careers.
One means of promoting the NYEE brand is through an educational
initiative expected to evolve into an annual event at a minimum
and, likely, more frequent offerings.
Through a grant from Carl Zeiss Meditec, NYEE will develop a
webcast seminar, having sole discretion in the design of content
and selection of instructors for the program. In conjunction with
faculty and voluntary clinical leadership of our Ophthalmology
department, an interdisciplinary team of Administration, Information
Systems, Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Public
Affairs and Marketing and Development considered various topics
that would generate interest in the target audiences (i.e.,
ophthalmologists, residents, and emergency room staff treating
eye injuries).
The topic “Management of Ocular Trauma” was selected based
on the fact that knowledge and experience is often limited among
community ophthalmologists, residents, physician assistants,
and/or emergency room personnel who are the initial contact
point for such injured patients. Many find managing eye trauma
challenging because these cases are varied and complex.
Ocular trauma is a serious problem for the health system and for
the economy overall as an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries
annually result in more than a billion dollars a year in total costs
to society. Many of these types of injuries are preventable and, in
general, the more serious types of ocular trauma, such as
ruptured globes and corneal lacerations requiring surgical
reconstruction, are infrequently seen by most ophthalmologists.
The online symposium will consist of a combination of brief lectures
and edited video presentations with voice overs illustrating various
topics, as well as panel discussions from various ophthalmic
subspecialists in the evaluation and management of traumatic eye
injuries. The program as outlined will include sections on eyelid
and orbital trauma, trauma to the globe (anterior and posterior
segments) and pediatric trauma.Video clips will include examples
of ruptured globe, primary closure, sclera buckle repair, and
secondary repair vitrectomy and rehabilitation muscle surgery.
Seen & Heard
PLEASE JOIN US AT AAO!
All NYEE Alumni are cordially
invited to both receptions
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:30-8:00 pm
Department Of Ophthalmology Alumni & Friends Reception
at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
New Orleans Downtown Marriott
at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
Tchoupitoulas Room on the Second floor
Mc Kessler unveiling
portrait of NYEE
chairman Sorrell
Mathes
Upcoming Events Calendar
■ Clinical Approaches to RVO: Strategies for Optimal Patient Outcomes November 15 – AAO
■ American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 November 16-19
■ Kicking It Up A Notch: New Perioperative Strategies for Improved Cataract Surgery Outcomes
November 16, 2013 – AAO
■ The Science & Art of Glaucoma Management Today November 17 – AAO
■ Cataract & Refractive Cases Jambalaya: Experts’ Recipes for Preventing & Managing Complications
November 16, 2013 – AAO
■ NYEE Ophthalmology Resident Candidate Interviews November 25
■ NYEE Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 6
■ NYEE Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 7
■ NYEE Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 12
To place any news or announcements in future issues, please contact Carol Bohdan
212-979-4019 [email protected]
From left to right:
Richard Rosen, MD;
Joseph Cohen
and John Seedor, MD
Peter Frelinghuysen
and Sonja Tennaro,
RN, EdD
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:00-7:00 pm
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Reception
at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The Monteleone Hotel
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Dear Fellow Alumni,
On this cover you will find photos taken on September 19,
when NYEE’s board of directors met for the last time. Chairman
Sorrell Mathes presided as host of this dinner, which took
place at Aretsky’s Patroon restaurant, as the last formal meeting
of the NYEE board. He explained that given the merger with
Mount Sinai Health System, the board would be moving
forward toward an advisory position. He thanked members
for their years of stewardship citing NYEE’s strong financial
and clinical position, and the benefits of partnership with the
Icahn School of Medicine. NYEE president Mc Kessler also
cited the superlative work of the board, and the time frame
for separation from New York Medical School as June 30, 2014.
He also reported that Sinai’s president and CEO Dr. Kenneth
Davis is supportive of NYEE’s continuing growth and expansion.
In his address to the audience at our October 3 gala, Dr. Davis
noted: “Collaborating under the auspices of a single medical
school–the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai –and
building on New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s outstanding
reputation, we will develop research and clinical programs in
ophthalmology and otolaryngology that are nothing short of the
best in the country.”
In the News
Michael J. Pitman, MD, Director of NYEE’s Voice and Swallowing Institute, has been appointed to
the advisory board of The Voice Foundation, the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to
vocal medicine, science and education…Under the guidance of Stimson Schantz, MD, NYEE’s chief
of head & neck surgery, and Nelson Co, CRNA, a team from International Surgical Mission Support
traveled to Kenya to provide medical and surgical care in a remote village clinic for two weeks in October.
The volunteer team of 24 providers –including surgeons, internists, nursing staff, and operating support –
treated hundreds of patients for conditions such as head & neck cancer, thyroid goiter and myriad
diseases endemic to the area.
SeniorVP of
Development
Carol Bohdan with
Lawrence Huntington
November 2013
Richard L. DeLuca, MD
President, NYEE Alumni Association
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Launching Global Web-Based
Continuing Education
Seen & Heard
NON PROFIT
ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
the Official Publication of the Alumni Association of NYEE
PERMIT
No. 1235
BROOKLYN, NY
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
Further development and refinement to the curriculum will
occur, but each topic will ultimately be illustrated by one or more
video segments and conventional lectures.
The expectation is that participants in this program will have
improved their ability to:
■ Perform a proper history on ocular trauma patients.
■ Outline the proper work-up of ocular trauma patients, based
on the nature and severity of the injury.
■ List imaging options available for evaluating ocular trauma
patients.
■ Discuss the medical and surgical options for optimal treatment
of complex ocular trauma patients.
■ Properly care for the ocular trauma patient either directly or
through referral to appropriate subspecialists.
The inaugural program is planned for the third quarter of 2014,
recorded at NYEE for on-demand webcast. The course will be
accredited by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Institute for
Continuing Medical Education for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA
CATEGORY 1 Credits.
It is our expectation that this initiative will serve as the foray to
further advance the imprimatur of NYEE as a global leader in
physician education and training, and that we will continue to
identify other areas within Ophthalmology and our other core
specialties to develop additional programs. These programs will
be promoted through web-based announcements as well as
advertisements in professional journals. We welcome your
participation and interest and should you have questions or
comments about this or other initiatives at NYEE, please contact
me at 212-979-4666 or [email protected]
the Official Publication of the Alumni Association of NYEE
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF
THE NEW YORK EYE AND
EAR INFIRMARY
2013 Officers:
RICHARD DELUCA, MD
President
JOHN ALJIAN, MD
SHARON GIESE, MD
MICHAEL PITMAN, MD
Executive Board
By Allan Fine, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
A major objective for increasing the global visibility of NYEE is
to demonstrate the clinical, research and educational expertise
that exists within our medical staff. Advances in technology now
enable NYEE to impart knowledge, surgical expertise and clinical
diagnostic skill throughout the world to Residents, Fellows and
practicing Ophthalmologists all at different stages of their careers.
One means of promoting the NYEE brand is through an educational
initiative expected to evolve into an annual event at a minimum
and, likely, more frequent offerings.
Through a grant from Carl Zeiss Meditec, NYEE will develop a
webcast seminar, having sole discretion in the design of content
and selection of instructors for the program. In conjunction with
faculty and voluntary clinical leadership of our Ophthalmology
department, an interdisciplinary team of Administration, Information
Systems, Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Public
Affairs and Marketing and Development considered various topics
that would generate interest in the target audiences (i.e.,
ophthalmologists, residents, and emergency room staff treating
eye injuries).
The topic “Management of Ocular Trauma” was selected based
on the fact that knowledge and experience is often limited among
community ophthalmologists, residents, physician assistants,
and/or emergency room personnel who are the initial contact
point for such injured patients. Many find managing eye trauma
challenging because these cases are varied and complex.
Ocular trauma is a serious problem for the health system and for
the economy overall as an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries
annually result in more than a billion dollars a year in total costs
to society. Many of these types of injuries are preventable and, in
general, the more serious types of ocular trauma, such as
ruptured globes and corneal lacerations requiring surgical
reconstruction, are infrequently seen by most ophthalmologists.
The online symposium will consist of a combination of brief lectures
and edited video presentations with voice overs illustrating various
topics, as well as panel discussions from various ophthalmic
subspecialists in the evaluation and management of traumatic eye
injuries. The program as outlined will include sections on eyelid
and orbital trauma, trauma to the globe (anterior and posterior
segments) and pediatric trauma.Video clips will include examples
of ruptured globe, primary closure, sclera buckle repair, and
secondary repair vitrectomy and rehabilitation muscle surgery.
Seen & Heard
PLEASE JOIN US AT AAO!
All NYEE Alumni are cordially
invited to both receptions
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:30-8:00 pm
Department Of Ophthalmology Alumni & Friends Reception
at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
New Orleans Downtown Marriott
at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
Tchoupitoulas Room on the Second floor
Mc Kessler unveiling
portrait of NYEE
chairman Sorrell
Mathes
Upcoming Events Calendar
■ Clinical Approaches to RVO: Strategies for Optimal Patient Outcomes November 15 – AAO
■ American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 November 16-19
■ Kicking It Up A Notch: New Perioperative Strategies for Improved Cataract Surgery Outcomes
November 16, 2013 – AAO
■ The Science & Art of Glaucoma Management Today November 17 – AAO
■ Cataract & Refractive Cases Jambalaya: Experts’ Recipes for Preventing & Managing Complications
November 16, 2013 – AAO
■ NYEE Ophthalmology Resident Candidate Interviews November 25
■ NYEE Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 6
■ NYEE Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 7
■ NYEE Otolaryngology Resident Candidate Interviews December 12
To place any news or announcements in future issues, please contact Carol Bohdan
212-979-4019 [email protected]
From left to right:
Richard Rosen, MD;
Joseph Cohen
and John Seedor, MD
Peter Frelinghuysen
and Sonja Tennaro,
RN, EdD
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:00-7:00 pm
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Reception
at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The Monteleone Hotel
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Dear Fellow Alumni,
On this cover you will find photos taken on September 19,
when NYEE’s board of directors met for the last time. Chairman
Sorrell Mathes presided as host of this dinner, which took
place at Aretsky’s Patroon restaurant, as the last formal meeting
of the NYEE board. He explained that given the merger with
Mount Sinai Health System, the board would be moving
forward toward an advisory position. He thanked members
for their years of stewardship citing NYEE’s strong financial
and clinical position, and the benefits of partnership with the
Icahn School of Medicine. NYEE president Mc Kessler also
cited the superlative work of the board, and the time frame
for separation from New York Medical School as June 30, 2014.
He also reported that Sinai’s president and CEO Dr. Kenneth
Davis is supportive of NYEE’s continuing growth and expansion.
In his address to the audience at our October 3 gala, Dr. Davis
noted: “Collaborating under the auspices of a single medical
school–the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai –and
building on New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s outstanding
reputation, we will develop research and clinical programs in
ophthalmology and otolaryngology that are nothing short of the
best in the country.”
In the News
Michael J. Pitman, MD, Director of NYEE’s Voice and Swallowing Institute, has been appointed to
the advisory board of The Voice Foundation, the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to
vocal medicine, science and education…Under the guidance of Stimson Schantz, MD, NYEE’s chief
of head & neck surgery, and Nelson Co, CRNA, a team from International Surgical Mission Support
traveled to Kenya to provide medical and surgical care in a remote village clinic for two weeks in October.
The volunteer team of 24 providers –including surgeons, internists, nursing staff, and operating support –
treated hundreds of patients for conditions such as head & neck cancer, thyroid goiter and myriad
diseases endemic to the area.
SeniorVP of
Development
Carol Bohdan with
Lawrence Huntington
November 2013
Richard L. DeLuca, MD
President, NYEE Alumni Association