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Dr. Michael Kazim
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Michael Kazim, M.D.

Dr. Kazim is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery at the Harkness Eye Institute – Columbia University Medical Center.  He completed medical school, an internship in General Surgery and residency in Ophthalmology at Columbia before moving to University of Pennsylvania- Scheie Eye Institute/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for fellowship training in Oculoplastic Surgery and Craniofacial Ophthalmology.  He then took a second fellowship in Pittsburgh in Orbital Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology.  He subsequently returned to the Harkness Eye Institute where he has practiced since 1990.  Dr Kazim is world recognized for his work in the field of orbital disease including the management of complex orbital tumors and Thyroid Eye Disease.  He is a member of the International Orbit Society, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(ASOPRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO), American College of Surgeons and is a founding member and first President of the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society(ITEDS).  ITEDS fosters clinical research and patient education in he field of Thyroid Eye Disease.  He has published 200 article and book chapters, and is an editor or reviewer for a dozen peer-review journals.  His clinical interests have fostered the development of multiple new surgical procedures and devices.  He annually trains ASOPRS national and international fellows as well as twelve Columbia ophthalmology residents and medical students.  He has earned the Departmental Teaching award on two occasions, AAO teaching recognition, and has been invited to speak at over 200 national and international conferences, universities and hospitals.

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

Licensure

  • 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), Steering Committee (2012-present)
2014 – ITEDS Tissue Bank – President
2014 – National Graves Disease Foundation – Medical Advisory Council

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

  • 2019-20 Secretary Treasurer
  • 2020-21 Vice President
  • 2021-22 President

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,  Secretary 2010-2011, President 2012-2013
2013 – NY Oculoplastic Society-Founder
2014 – New York Clinical 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, 12-21 – 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
  • Dr. Kazim America’s TOP Doctors Castle Connolly
  • 2013 – Philip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award
  • 2014 – American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ASOPRS Foundation Award
  • 2017 – James A Katowitz Pediatric Ophthalmology Award – ASOPRS

Congratulations Dr. Kazim!

Treating patients, not just the disease, is what you excel at, and your patients appreciate the kindness you have dispensed along with your medical care.

This award is based on reviews written by hundreds of thousands of patients. While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few receive praise about the compassion that accompanied their care. In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012.

Education
Dr Kazim is responsible for the training of residents in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. There are regularly residents who visit for a period of 1-3 months from both US and Foreign residency programs. In addition, Dr Kazim trains both US and International Fellows in the subspecialty of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, a highly competitive fellowship program.

Treating patients, not just the disease, is what you excel at, and your patients appreciate the kindness you have dispensed along with your medical care.

This award is based on reviews written by hundreds of thousands of patients. While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few receive praise about the compassion that accompanied their care. In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012.

Education
Dr Kazim is responsible for the training of residents in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. There are regularly residents who visit for a period of 1-3 months from both US and Foreign residency programs. In addition, Dr Kazim trains both US and International Fellows in the subspecialty of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, a highly competitive fellowship program.

award

Current Research

2012 – Founded NY Oculoplastic Research Group
 
1. Investigations of etiology and therapy of Thyroid Eye Disease
  • ITEDS tissue bank
  • ITEDS CRIESPTED Study
  • Multiplex cytogenetic analysis of TED
2. Advances in orbital endoscopic surgery
3. Optic Glioma – Investigation of tumor biology and treatment protocols.
4. Sphenoid wing meningioma – Prognostic value of tumor genetics
5. 3-D printing for orbital surgery
6. Safety Committee Member –Trachoma Incision Height Trial – NIH Funded

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)
  • Vascular Lesion Clinic – Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship Director

  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Sponsored National Fellowship

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
  • Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Dr. Kazim’s Full CV with Peer Reviewed Articles