Michael Kazim, M.D., P.C.

Michael Kazim, M.D.


Education

  • 1976-80 B.A. Columbia College (Biology-Magna Cum Laude)
  • 1980-1984 M.D. College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments

1984-85

Intern - General Surgery
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, New York

1985-88

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, New York

1988-89

University of Pennsylvania
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Preceptor - James A. Katowitz, M.D.

1989-90

Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Preceptor - John S. Kennerdell, M.D.


Residency and Fellowship

  • Residency Program - Columbia University – Edward S Harkness Eye Institute
  • Resident Rotation - Clinical/Surgical
  • Monthly Neuro-Orbital Radiology Conference
  • Oculoplastic / Orbit Journal Club
  • Preceptor ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery) Fellowship
  • Preceptor ASOPRS International Fellowship

Liscensure

  • 1985 New York
  • 1988 Pennsylvania
  • 1990 New Jersey

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

National and International Societies:

1985 - American Medical Association
1989 - Diplomat American Board of Ophthalmology
1990 - American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow

2004 - 2008 Basic & Clinical Science Course Committee Editorial Board Member Section 7-Manual
2006 - present – Maintenance of Certification Committee

1991 - American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
1991 - Fellow American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Education Committee
  • Oral Examinations – Examiner
  • Preceptor Committee
  • Standards Committee (2004-2008)
  • Awards Committee(2003-2006)

1993 -Board of Directors - Thyroid Society
1993 - National Graves Disease Foundation
1993 - American College of Surgeons – Fellow Member Regional Selection Committee
1995 - International Orbital Society
1999 - Medical Advisor – Helen Keller International
2007 - International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS)
Co-founder President (2007-present)


Local Societies

1980 - New York Academy of Sciences
1991 - New York Orbit Society
1993 - New York Chapter-Thyroid Foundation-Medical Advisor
1994 - Orbital Disease Education and Research Foundation

  • Board of Directors

1996-2004 - Hospital Graduates Club
2000 - New York Ophthalmologic Society
2001 - Manhattan Ophthalmologic Society
2002 - New York Academy of Medicine Section on Ophthalmology

  • Program Chairman (2002-2003)
  • President (2004-2005)

2005 - New York Academy of Medicine - Fellow
2009 - New York Medical & Surgical Society
2009 - Graduates of Presbyterian Hospital Treasurer 2009-2010, 2010-2011 - Secretary
2010 - 2011 - Secretary
2010 - New York Medical Surgical Society


Appointments

2006 - Present

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

2008 - Present

Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

2006 - Present

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

2000 - Present

Associate Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

1999- 2006

Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

1999 –Present

Associate Attending in Ophthalmology
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

1993 - 1999

Asst. Professor Clinical Ophthalmology and Clinical Surgery
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

1993- 1999

Asst. Attending in Ophthalmology
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center New York, New York

1991-1993

Assistant in Clinical Ophthalmology - Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons

1991-1993

Associate in Ophthalmology
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

1991-Present

Assistant Attending Surgeon
Department of Ophthalmology
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

1990-1992

Consultant - Craniofacial & Cleft Palate Team
St. Peter's Hospital

1990-1991

Instructor in Clinical Ophthalmology - Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons

1990-1991

Assistant in Ophthalmology
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center


Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies

  • 1980 - Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1984 - A. Behrens Memorial Award
  • 1994 - Phillip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award- Harkness Eye Institute
  • 1996-2010 - Best Doctors in America
  • 1996-2010- Best Doctors New York Metro Area Magazine
  • 1998-2006- Best Doctors-New York Magazine
  • 1997 - Honor Award-American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2005 - John Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award - Residents-Harkness Eye Institute Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award-ASOPRS
  • 2007 - Senior Achievement Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology

Current Research

  1. Investigations of etiology and therapy of Thyroid Eye Disease
  2. Orbital Endoscopic Surgery
  3. Evaluation of treatment protocols for optic nerve glioma.

Hospital Service

  1. Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee
  2. Harkness Eye Institute Library Committee
  3. CPMC Eastside Facility Administration Committee
  4. President - Harkness Eye Institute Alumni Association - 1997-8
  5. Residency Selection Committee 2008-

Consultant

  • New York Yankees - Team Ophthalmologist (1990-2000)
  • Craniofacial Surgery Team - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1990-Present)
  • Skull Base Surgery Team - Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (1990-Present)
  • Head and Neck Tumor Service - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1990-Present)
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital - Oculoplastic Surgery Clinic (1990-2000)

Fellowship Preceptor

  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Sponsored National Fellowship
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Sponsored International Fellowship
  • Visiting Fellow - Orbital Surgery Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Journal Editor

  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Ophthalmology
  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology
  • Survey of Ophthalmology
  • Orbit
  • Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

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