Dr. Stanley Chang Receives Castle Connolly “Physician of the Year” AwardRead more
Dr. Stephen Trokel elected to The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Hall of FameRead more
Nurses at Harkness Institute win highest awards from Press Ganey for third year in a row.Read more
The Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of The Gloria and Louis Flanzer Vision Care Center.Read more
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Meet the full-time faculty practice of the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. We are a group of consulting ophthalmologists trained in all subspecialties, dedicated to offering outstanding clinical care and with a commitment to contribute to our specialty through research or teaching. All of our patient care is coordinated with the referring eye care specialist. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and new surgical technologies in a caring and compassionate environment; clinical trials and innovative research help deliver the latest advances developed both within the Department and externally. Outpatient surgery is performed at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, and at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please call us at (212) 305-9535.
COC Mission Statement
To provide high quality health care for our patients, including: providing cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic treatments at levels above community standards; caring for the emotional and psychological needs of patients before, during and after treatment and evaluation; and providing access to new therapies through clinical trials and fostering bench to bedside research.
To educate the next and current generations of physicians in eye disease and treatment. This includes didactic and clinical teaching of medical student, residents, and postdoctoral fellows and provision of continuing education courses for the community.
COC should be structured to encourage faculty to fulfill their academic mission, which includes supporting faculty clinical research; encouraging faculty to participate in clinical trials; present their research at specialty society meetings; and publish books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.