Fan-Paul Curriculum Vitae




Harvard & Radcliffe Colleges, Cambridge, MA
B.A. in Biology, magna cum laude, received June 1991.

Honors thesis, summa cum laude.

Hoopes Prize for excellence in undergraduate research.

Harvard College Scholarship for academic achievement of high distinction.

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit for academic achievement of high distinction.

Dean’s list all semesters.

Asian Dance Troupe, choreographer and coordinator.

School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
M.P.H. received May 1995.

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
M.D. received May 1995.

Alvin Behrens Memorial Fund Reward for the most outstanding student planning a career in ophthalmology.

Edith and Denton McKane Memorial Award for the most outstanding research in ophthalmology.

Alumni Association, class representative. (1991-1992).

P&S Medical Review, editor. (1994-1995).


Overlook Hospital, Columbia University, Summit, NJ
Resident, PGY I, completed June 1996.

Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Resident in ophthalmology, PGY II-PGY IV, completed June 1999.

New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell, New York, NY
Glaucoma fellow, completed June 2000.


Medical License: New York State

Board Certification: National Board of Medical Examiners, completed 1996
American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002


American Academy of Ophthalmology, member


New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia, New York, NY
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. July 2000 to present.


New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia, New York, NY
Assistant Attending, July 2000 to present.


Lectures and teaching of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons 2nd year medical students for Physical Diagnosis course.

Lectures and teaching of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons 3rd year medical students for Ophthalmology rotation.

Clinic supervision and teaching of New York Presbyterian, Columbia Harkness Eye Institute Ophthalmology residents.


Original, Peer Reviewed Articles

* Fan, N., Cutting S., and Losick R.: Characterization of the Bacillus subtilis sporulation gene spoVK. Journal of Bacteriology. 1992; 174(3):1053-1054.

Levin, P.A., Fan N., Ricca E., Driks A., Losick R., and Cutting S.: An unusually small gene required for sporulation by Bacillus subtilis. Molecular Microbiology. 1993: 9(4):761-771.
Nancy I. Fan-Paul, MD MPH

Vrabec, M., Fan N., Dahl P., and Florakis G.: A new scleral suction trephine for retrieval of cornealscleral donor tissue. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12:S302-303.

Florakis, G., Jewelewicz D., Fan N., and Trokel S.: Night vision testing in unoperated eyes. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12:S311-312.

Case Reports

* Fan, N., and Florakis G.: Scleritis associated with the fibromyalgia syndrome. Cornea. 1996; 15(6):637-638.

Silverberg, M., Fan-Paul N., Kane S., and Meadow N.: Junctional epidermolysis bullosa in the neonate: a case report. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 1999; 36(4);219-220.


* Fan-Paul, N., Li J., Miller JS., Florakis G.: Night vision disturbances after corneal refractive surgery. Survey of Ophthalmology. 2002; 47(6):533-546.


New England Spores Conference, Boston, MA
Speaker. Characterization of sporulation gene spoVK of Bacillus subtilis. January 1991.

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO) Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
Co-author. Night Vision Disturbances in contact lens wearers. January 1994.

Cornea and External Disease Academic Society, Sarasota, FL
Co-author. Scleritis in the fibromyalgia syndrome. May 1994.

International Congress of Ophthalmology, Toronto, Canada
Co-author. Visual assessment under large pupil scotopic conditions. June 1994.
Nancy I. Fan-Paul, MD MPH

Aegean Cornea Meeting, Greece
Co-author. Night vision disturbances- revisited. September 1994.

Aegean Cornea Meeting, Greece
Co-author. Suction scleral trephination for in situ corneal retrieval. September 1994.

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, San Francisco, CA.
Co-author. Herpes simplex keratitis associated with serotonin syndrome. October 1997.
Nancy I. Fan-Paul, MD MPH

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Presenter. Electroretinography in threshold, stage IVa, and stage V retinopathy of prematurity. May 1999.

American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans, LA
Co-author. Ocular trauma sustained by spectators at a major league baseball park. November 2001.

New York Presbyterian Institute of Comparative Medicine, New York, NY
Lecturer. Ophthalmic disorders investigated with animal models.
August 2005.


Department of Microbiology, Harvard University
Cloned and characterized two sporulation genes. Spring 1990-Summer 1991.

Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University
Analyzed data on catecholoamine levels and stress during pregnancy. Programmed biostatistical analyses. Summer 1992.
Analyzed data on the use of ultrasonography to predict gestational age. Summer 1992.

Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University
Reviewed ERG’s of surgically corrected ROP eyes. Spring 1999.
Evaluated effects of corrective lenses on glare perception. Fall 1993-1995.

Department of Ophthalmology, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Ongoing research

Monitoring of ocular effects in phase I study of SKI-606 in patients with advanced malignant solid tumors.

Monitoring of ocular effects in phase II study of Ticilimumab in patients with Stage IIIB or Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Monitoring of ocular effects of an oral thromobopoietin receptor agonist to cancer patients receiving multiple cycles of chemotherapy.

Monitoring of ocular effects of IRESSA, a new anticancer drug for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Monitoring of ocular effects of amiodarone in sudden death and heart failure study.

Monitoring of ocular effects in phase II study of E7070 in patients with metastatic, recurrence, or refractory head and neck squamous cancer.