Tongalp H. Tezel, MD

Our Providers

Academic Appointments

  • Chang Family Professor of Ophthalmology

Current Administrative Positions

  • Director, Retina Division
  • Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program
Tongalp H. Tezel, MD

Dr. Tezel's research laboratory focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms of various retinal diseases. His main research interests include retinal cell transplantation, angiogenesis, pharmacologic vitreolysis, tissue engineering and drug development for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and has developed several techniques used for tissue engineering and retinal cell replacement therapies.

Education and Training

  • Internship: 1999 St Mary's Health Center
  • Residency: 2002 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: 2003 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Lab Locations

  • CUMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    New York, NY 10032

Honors and Awards

  • 2012:  American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award
  • 2011:  Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership
  • 2007- Present:  Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • 2006: Patrick O’Connor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2005: The American Society of Retina Specialists’ Honor Award
  • 2004: RPB Career Development Award
  • 2004: Patrick O’Connor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2004: NEI Clinician-Scientist Development Award
  • 2002: Ronald Michels Fellowship Award
  • 2000: Rosenbaum Research Award

NIH Grants

  • A STUDY OF DISEASE PROGRESSION IN GENETICALLY DEFINED SUBJECTS WITH GEOGRAPHICALLY ATROPHY SECONDARY TO AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Oct 14 2019 - Oct 14 2024