Hermann D. Schubert, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Dr. Schubert is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Pathology at Columbia University (tenured) and an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Over the past 25 years, he has treated thousands of patients both medically and surgically at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and has taught generations of medical students, receiving teaching awards from residents and fellows at both Wills Eye Hospital and Columbia University.

He received his MD from Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany and completed residencies in both pathology and ophthalmology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York as well as a retina fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Schubert is the author, co-author and editor of 51 publications, 15 book chapters, and one book.  He is a co-editor of Survey of Ophthalmology and has been a writing committee member and Retina and Vitreous section chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for seven years.

He attends and participates in lectures and conferences throughout the year to maintain, increase and share his knowledge of ophthalmology.  He has been a lecturer at the Harkness Basic Clinical Science Course since 1981, is the Director of the Ocular Anatomy section for the annual Lancaster Course, Director of the Ocular Pathology Section for the Greater NY Clinical Science Course, and a participant of the Wills Eye review course since 1990. 

Dr. Schubert is a member of seven ophthalmic associations globally: the New York Ophthalmological Society, Manhattan Ophthalmological Society, American Ophthalmological Society, German Ophthalmological Society, Retina Society, The Jules Gonin Club, and has been an active member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology since 1980.

Board Certifications:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology

Areas of Expertise:

  • Surgical and Medical Treatment of Diabetes
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Proliferative Vitreoretinopathies

Education & Training:

  • Heinrich Heine University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Harlem Hospital Medical Center, New York
  • Residency 1: Anatomic Pathology, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • Residency 2: Ophthalmology, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • Research Fellowships: Dr. E. Balazs (Matrix Biology) and Dr. L. Bito (Ocular Physiology), Harkness Eye Institute, New York
  • Clinical Fellowship: Retina, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia


Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Suite 206
635 West 165th Street
New York, NY 10032

For Appointments:

This provider accepts new patients.
(212) 740-9000
(212) 305-6534
Fax: (212) 491-5497

Insurance Programs:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • HIP
  • MVP

Honors and Awards:

  • Award for Teaching and Education, Wills Eye Residency 1986-1989
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Harkness Eye Residency 1990
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 1993
  • Teacher of the Year, Harkness Eye Residency 1997
  • Philip Knapp Surgical Teaching Award, Harkness Eye Residency 2003
  • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012
  • Best Doctors, New York Magazine 1996, 2010, 2011