Florakis Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

GEORGE J. FLORAKIS, M.D.

Office Addresses

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Columbia University Medical Center
635 West 165th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10032
Telephone Number: (212) 927-2394
Fax Number: (212) 781-1188

Westchester Office
110 Brook Street
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Telephone Number: (914) 723-1641
Fax Number: (914) 723-5468

Academic Training

College: Columbia College, Columbia University
New York, New York
September 1975 – May 1979. B.A.

Medical School: College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University, New York, New York
September 1979 – May 1983. M.D.

Postdoctoral Training

Internship: Overlook Hospital
Summit, New Jersey
July 1983 – June 1984

Residency: Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, New York
June 1984 – June 1987

Fellowship: Cornea and External Eye Disease
Iowa Lions Cornea Center
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
July 1987 – June 1988

State Licensure

New York #158585-1
Connecticut #033951

Board Certification

     National Board of Medical Examiners – July 1984

     American Board of Ophthalmology – May 1989

Professional Societies

     Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
New York Ophthalmological Society
New York State Ophthalmological Society
American Medical Association*
Westchester County Medical Society
New York State Medical Society
Hellenic Medical Society of New York
Castroviejo Cornea Society
Northeast Cornea Society
Cornea and External Disease Academic Society*
Krachmer Cornea Society
New York Cornea Club
Eyebank Association of America
Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty*
New York Society of Refractive Keratoplasty*
APEX Cornea Society
Research to Prevent Blindness
Harkness Clinical Eye Society
Columbia-Presbyterian Society of Practitioners
New York Academy of Medicine

     * (formerly active)

Academic Appointments

     Instructor in Clinical Ophthalmology, Columbia University                         1988 – 1991

     Associate in Clinical Ophthalmology, Columbia University                        1991 – 1993

     Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Columbia University       1993 – 1999

     Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Columbia University    1999 – 2005

     Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University                      2006 – present

Hospital Appointments

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

     Assistant Ophthalmologist                       1988 – 1991

     Associate Ophthalmologist                      1991 – 1993

     Assistant Attending                                     1993 – 1999

     Associate Attending                                    1999 – 2005

     Attending                                                       2006 – present

Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut

     Consultant                                                     1994 – 2013

White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York

     Courtesy Group B Ophthalmologist        1996 – present

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center, New York, New York

      Associate Attending                                   1997 – 2009

      Senior Attending                                         2010 – present

Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, New York

      Consultant                                                    2006 – present

Academic Honors

     Medical School:  Alvin Behrens Award, “Outstanding Graduate” entering Ophthalmology, Fourth Year                                                  Research Elective Fellowship Award, Rudin Foundation Scholar, Hellenic Medical Society                                      of N.Y.  Scholarship

      Philip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award – 1995
Edward S. Harkness Ophthalmology Resident Appreciation Award – 1997
Edward S. Harkness Nurses First Annual “Physician of the Year” – 2000
Election to New York Ophthalmological Society
Election to Best Doctors in America (multiple years) including Castle Connelly
Docs on Top: Westchester and Greenwich’s Leading Physicians (multiple years)
Awarded New York City Council Proclamation – 2007
New York Times “Super Docs” 2008 – 2014
Foundation Fighting Blindness Man of Vision Award – 2009
American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award – 2010
Williford Distinguished Visiting Professor – Hamilton Eye Institute – 2010
Tom Casey Memorial Lecture – Joint Irish and UKISCRS – 2012

Departmental and University Committees

     Director, Cornea Clinic
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute (2003 – present)

     Acting Director Cornea Service
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute (1997 – 2003)

     Co-Director of Corneal Transplant Service
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

     Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Staff and Alumni Association
Vice President  – 1997 – 1998
President         –  1999

     Medical Student Faculty Advisor (1st – 4th yr medical students)
Medical Student Ophthalmology Internship/Residency Advisor (includes co-signing of Dean’s Letter) (previously active)

     Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Curriculum Committee (1989 – 1994)

     Harkness Clinical Eye Society
Finance Committee (1990 – 1994)

     Harkness Eye Institute Benefit Committee 2008

     Staff Committee of the Medical Board
The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and Washington Heights-Inwood Ambulatory Care Network
Committee (1992 – 1994)

     Columbia University Commencement Marshall (previously active)

     Columbia College Class Agent (’79)

     ARC (Alumni Representative Committee) – Columbia College – interviewing college applicants

     Columbia College Class of 1979, 30th Reunion Committee

Teaching Experience and Responsibilities

Cornea and External Eye Disease Fellowship Preceptor
Multiple Clinical Fellows (continuing)
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

Sponsored Corneal Fellow observers from Mt. Sinai Hospital (2007-2014)

Multiple Foreign and Domestic Observers (varying time commitments)
(medical students, residents, fellows)

    Organizer and Lecturer: Annual Cornea Clinical Lecture Series (1988 – present)
“Common Cornea and External Eye Disease”
“Corneal Dystrophies”
“Corneal Transplants”

     Basic Science Course for Residents (U.S. and International Students)
Conjunctiva: Anatomy and Pathology (annually) (1988 – 2002)
Corneal Topography Lectures – annually (1992 – 2002)
Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations – annually (2003 – 2011)
Evolution and Current Status of Corneal Transplant Surgery (2012)

     Clinical Science Course for Residents
Selected Cornea Lectures (1988 – 2001)

     Director – Cornea and Refractive Section of The Greater New York Clinical Lecture Series (for all New York Ophthalmology Residents) – 2002 – 2006

    Course Coordinator – Clinical Science Course
Annual year long Core Curriculum for Columbia, Harlem, St. Luke’s- Roosevelt, and New York Medical College
Ophthalmology Residents (1988 – 2000)

     Introductory Lecture to New Ophthalmology Residents
“The Eye Examination & Ophthalmic Instruments” (1988 -1995)
“Cornea and External Eye Disease Emergencies”    (1996 – 1997)
“Introduction to Corneal and External Eye Disease” (2010)

     Resident Retinoscopy Instruction (annually) 1988 – 1994

    Course Coordinator
Board Review Course for Harkness Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology Residents: 1988-1991

     Informal Board Review Sessions

     Second Year Medical Students
“Introduction to the Patient – Eye Examination Techniques” annually

     Third Year Medical Student
“Introduction to the Ophthalmic Eye Examination and Ophthalmic Instruments” (every six weeks)
1988-1994

     Third Year Medical Student Preceptor in the office (every six weeks – continuing)

     Summer medical student sponsor (almost annually)

     Journal Club Attending (Previously regularly, now by invitation)

     Lancaster Ophthalmology Course (sponsored by Harvard University)
Cornea and Anterior Segment Anatomy Lectures
1993 – 1999, 2003, 2005

     Course Director
Corneal Refractive Laser Surgery
“A Critical Appraisal of Current Lasers and Methods”.
Columbia University, Fall 1990

     Course Director
Incisional Refractive Surgery
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
New York, New York – May 1994

     Course Director
Office Evaluation of Common Cornea and External Disease Problems
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
New York, New York – October 1998

     Corneal Surgeon/ Instructor sponsored by Heal the Children
Moroccan – American Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress
Rabat, Morocco – October 1998

     Meeting Organizer and Moderator
Westchester Academy of Medicine Ophthalmology Section
Anterior Segment Update
Portchester, New York – October 2004
Cornea Update
White Plains, New York – May 2012

     Course Director and Moderator
Treatment of Severe Ocular Surface Disease
New York Academy of Medicine – Ophthalmology Section
New York, New York – February 2005

     Program Coordinator and Moderator
Annual Residents’ Night
New York Academy of Medicine – Ophthalmology Section
New York, New York – May 2005

      Eyebank for Sight Restoration
60th Anniversary Colloquium – Planning Committee
Insights into Cultural, Ethical and Medical Issues Of Anatomical Donation
New York, New York – September 2005

     Program Coordinator and Moderator
“Ophthalmology Update”
New York Academy of Medicine – Ophthalmology Section
New York, New York – November 2005

     Nurses Lectures – Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
“Corneal Transplants” -Spring 1991
“Anterior Segment Surgery ” – Summer 1991
“Corneal Transplant Surgery”-Spring 1994
“Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (Endothelial Keratoplasty)” – Winter 2006

Other Professional Activities

Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration
New York, New York (fourth term – continuing)
– Nominating Committee: 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2016
– Quality Assurance Committee: 1995
– Medical Advisory Board Secretary: 2004 – 2006
– Chairman: 2014 – present

New York Ophthalmological Society
– Secretary/Treasurer 2015
– Vice President elect

New York Academy of Medicine
– Secretary – Ophthalmology Section 2005
– Chairman  – Ophthalmology Section 2007

New York State Ophthalmological Society
– Ad Hoc Committee on Membership Development 1997
– Membership Committee 2005 – 2007

Basic and Clinical Science Course Section 8 (Cornea and External Disease) Committee
American Academy of Ophthalmology – 2005 to 2010

Organizer – Northeast Cornea Society (including yearly meeting sponsored at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute): 1989 – present.

Eye Bank Association of America
– Technician Education Committee (mid 1990’s)
– Technician Education Seminar lecturer (mid 1990’s)

Editorial Advisory Board of medical student scientific publication: P&S Reviews (1992 – 1995)

Journal Manuscript Reviewer – Archives of Ophthalmology
Cornea Journal
Journal of Refractive Surgery
Focal Points (American Academy of Ophthalmology)

Organizing Committee Aegean Cornea International Meetings
Rhodes, Greece 1994
Samos, Greece 1996
Santorini, Greece 1998
Crete, Greece 2000

New York Academy of Sciences Research Training Sponsor (previously active)

American Academy of Ophthalmology Media Correspondent

Research (pre-residency):

Summer 1978, 1979, 1980: The Role of Hyaluronic Acid in the Hydraulic Conductivity of Fascia (with Dr. Endre Balazs) Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY

July – September 1982  Fourth Year Medical School Research Elective Fellowship Award: “The Role of Extraocular Muscles in the Hypertensive Response of the Eye to Irritative Stimuli” (with Dr. Lazlo Bito), Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY

September 1985 – June 1987: The Potential Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Bonded Contact Lenses and Intraocular Lenses (with Dr Charles Campbell), Harkness Eye Institute, New York, NY

Other Research Contributions

Weekly Supply of Donor Corneal Rims (from surgery) to Drs. Zhao / Nagasuki (Dr. David Maurice’s former laboratory  – Ophthalmology Department, Columbia University) to evaluate keratocyte response to injury. (circa 2000 – 2005)

Monitoring of Ocular Effects of IRESSA (anticancer drug) for patients with advanced non – small cell lung carcinoma (with Dr. Harry Raftopoulos – Oncology Department, Columbia University). (circa 2000 – 2005)

Supply of whole lenses from combined Penetrating Keratoplasty / Cataract Procedures to

Dr. James Dillon  (Ophthalmology Department, Columbia University) for ultraviolet absorption studies of the human lens. (circa 2000 – 2005)

Monitoring of Ocular Effects of Amiodarone in The Sudden Death and Heart Failure Study

(with Dr. James Coromillas – Cardiology Department, Columbia University). (circa 2002 -2004)

Monitoring of Ocular Effects in Phase II Study of E7070 in patients with metastatic, recurrent or refractory head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (with Dr. Harry Raftopoulos – Oncology Department, Columbia University) (circa 2000 – 2005)

Publications

(* signifies senior authorship)

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles

* 1.   Florakis, G.J., Folberg, R., Krachmer, J.H., Tse. D., Roussel, T., and Vrabec, M.P.:  Elevated Corneal Epithelial Lines in Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Arch Ophthalmology 1988; 106:1202-1206.

2.    Johnson, A.T., Folberg, R., Vrabec, M.P., Florakis, G.J., and Krachmer, J.H.: The Pathology of Posterior Amorphous Corneal Dystrophy. Ophthalmology 1990; 97:104-109.

3.    Vrabec, M.P., Krachmer, J.H., and Florakis, G.J.: Iowa PK Press for Donor Corneas – A Comparative Study of Donor Corneal Shape.  Journal of Refractive and Corneal Surgery 1992; 8: 1-4.

4.    Koester,C.J., Auran, J.D., Rosskothen,H.D., Florakis, G.J., and Tackaberry, R.B.:  Clinical Microscopy of the Cornea Utilizing Optical Sectioning and a High Numerical Aperture Objective. J. Optical Soc. Am. 1993; 10: 1670-1679.

* 5.  Florakis, G.J., Jewelewicz, D. A., Michelsen, H.E., and Trokel, S.L.: Evaluation of Night Vision Disturbances. Journal of Refractive and Corneal Surgery 1994; 10: 333-338.

6.  Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Rapaport, R., and Florakis,G.J.: Wide Field Scanning Slit Confocal Microscopic Observation of Flattening Induced Corneal Ridges and Banding Scanning Journal, 1994: 16, 182-186.

7.  Michalos, P., Avila, E.N., Florakis, G.J., and Hersh, P.S.: Do Human Tears Absorb Ultraviolet Light? CLAO Journal 1994; 20(x):1-2.

*8.  Florakis, G.J.: Post – Penetrating Keratoplasty Astigmatism: Causes, Prevention, and Correction. Ophthalmologia 1994; 6 (1): 24-32.

9.  Moazami, G.,  Auran, J.,  Florakis, G.J. ,  Wilson, S. and Srinivasan D.: Interferon in the Treatment of Corneal Ulcers Associated with Hepatitis C. Am. J. Ophthalmology 1995; 119: 365-366.

10.  Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Kleinman, N.F., Rapaport, R., Bomann, J.S., Wirotsko, B.M., Florakis, G.J., and Koniarek, J.:  Scanning Slit Confocal Microscopic Observation of  Cell Morphology and Movement Within the Normal Human’s Anterior Cornea. Ophthalmology 1995; 102: 33-41.

11.  Chiou, A. G-Y. and Florakis, G.J.: Correlation between Anterior Chamber IgG/Albumin Concentrations and Laser Flare Photometry in Eyes with Endogenous Uveitis. Ophthalmologica 1998;212:275-277.

*12.   Jewelewicz, D.A., Evans, R., Chen, R., Trokel, S.L., and Florakis, G.J.: Evaluation of Night Vision Disturbances in Contact Lens Wearers: Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology Journal 1998;24 (2):107 – 110.

13.  Chiou, A. G-Y, Florakis, G.J., Copeland, R.L., Williams, V.A., McCormick, S.A. and Chiesa, R.: Recurrent Meesmann’s Corneal  Epithelial Dystrophy After Penetrating  Keratoplasty.:Cornea 1998;17 (5) 566-570.

14.   Underdahl, J.P., Florakis, G.J., Braunstein, R.E., Johnson, D.A., Cheung, P., Briggs, J., and Meisler, D.M. : Propionobacterium acnes as a Cause of Visually Significant  Corneal Ulcers. Cornea 2000;19(4): 451-454.

*15.  Rothstein, A., Auran, J.D., Whitpenn, J, Koester, C.J., and Florakis, G. J.: Confocal Microscopy in Meretoja Syndrome. Cornea  2002; 21 (4): 364-367.

*16.  Fan, N., Li, J., Miller, J., and Florakis, G.J.: Night Vision Disturbances after Corneal Refractive Surgery. Survey of Ophthalmology  2002; 47 (6): 533 – 546.

17.  Nguyen, T.H., Weisenthal, R.W., Florakis, G.J., Reidy, R.J., Gaster, R.N. and Tom, D.: Penetrating Keratoplasty in Active Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Cornea 2010; 29(9) 1000-4.

18.   Lieberman, R.A., Maris, P.J., Monroe, H.M., Al-Aswad, L.A., Bansal, R., Lopez, R. and Florakis G.J. Corneal Graft Survival and Intraocular Pressure Control in Coexisting Penetrating Keratoplasty and Pars Plana Ahmed Glaucoma Valves. Cornea 2012; 31(4): 350-358

19. Florakis G. J. et al,: Penetrating Keratoplasty: A Ten Year Review (in preparation).

Case Reports

1.   Bannister, K.H., and Florakis G.J.:  Herpes Simplex Virus.  Corneal Infection in a Health Care Worker. Anesthesiology Report 1990; 2:364-366.

* 2.   Fan, NI and Florakis, G.J. : Scleritis in the Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Cornea 1996;15 (6):637- 638.

* 3.   Florakis, G.J., Moazami, G., Schubert, H., Koester, C.J., and Auran, J.D.: Fungal  Keratitis – A  Confocal Microscopy and Histopathologic Correlation. Arch Ophthalmol 1997;115: 1461-1463.

* 4.   Florakis, G.J., Fay, A.M., Darrell, R.W., and Srinivasan, B.D.: Corneal Tatooing to Treat  Glare Symptoms Following Radial Keratotomy. Advances in Cornea Research: Selected Transactions of the World Congress on the Cornea: ed. Lass, J. Plenum Publishing, NY, 1997: 293-297.

Books

1.  Vrabec, M.P. and Florakis, G.J.(eds.): Ophthalmic Essentials. Blackwell Scientific  Publications, Inc. Cambridge, Mass. 1992

2. Committee member of authors- Cornea and External Eye Disease Basic and Clinical Science Course Section 8 Book. American Academy of Ophthalmology (Major revisions 2006, 2010)

Reviews, Chapters and Editorials

1.    Vrabec, M.P., Florakis, G.J. and Krachmer, J.H.: Corrective Surgery for Astigmatism. Int. Ophthal. Clinics 1988; 28:145-149.

2.    Vrabec, M.P., Florakis, G.J., and Krachmer, J.H.: Application of Minute Amounts of Glue to the Cornea. Arch Ophthalmol 1989; 107:15.

* 3.     Florakis, G.J., Vrabec, M.P., and Krachmer, J.H.: “Lyme Disease” in The Eye In Systemic Disease, ed: Gold D.H. and Weingeist, T.A.: J.B. Lippincott Philadelphia, PA: 1990; 229-230.

4.      Auran, J.D., Florakis, G.J., and Waring,G.O.: Corneal Refractive Laser Surgery:  A Critical Appraisal of Current Lasers and Methods. Journal of Cornea and Refractive Surgery 1990; 6:465-466.

5.      Koester, C.J., Auran, J.D., Rosskothen, H.D., Florakis, G.J., Brady, J., and Tackaberry,R.B.: Clinical Microscopyof the Cornea Utilizing Optical Sectioning and a High Numerical Aperture Objective in Non-invasive Assessment of the Visual System Technical Digest 1992 (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.1992); 1: 179-182. 1992.

*6.     Florakis, G.J. and Shayegani, A.  “Sjogrens Syndrome” in Diseases of the Eye and Skin  eds:  Mannis, M.J., Macsai, M., and Huntley, A.C., Lippincott – Raven Press, Philadelphia, 1996; 199-205.

*7.     Florakis, G.J. and Stoller, G.:  “Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Other Systemic Inflammations” in Cornea.  (eds: Krachmer, J.H., Mannis, M.J. and Holland E.J.) Mosby Yearbook, St. Louis, MO. 1996; 943-953.

*8.     Florakis, G.J.: Fifteen Steps to Better PK. Review of Ophthalmology. 1996;43- 47.

*9.     Florakis G.J., Jewelewicz, D.A., Fan, N.I., and Trokel, S.L.: Night Vision Testing in Unoperated Eyes. J. Refract Surg 1996; 12:S311-S312.

10.    Vrabec, M.P., Fan, N.I., Dahl, P. and Florakis, G.J.: A New Scleral Suction Trephine for Retrieval of Corneoscleral Donor Tissue. J. Refract. Surg. 1996; 12:S302-S303.

11.   Vrabec, M.P., Florakis, G.J.,  and Gloor, P.: Cornea and External Disease. Provision 3 – Self  Assessment Program. American Academy of Ophthalmology  1998; 2: 45-82.

12.    Vrabec, M.P. and Florakis, G.J.: Actinomyces Organisms in Ocular Disease. Duane’s Foundation of Clinical Ophthalmology eds. Tasman, W. and Jaeger, E.A. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 1998: Ch. 60; 1-3.

*13.   Chiou, A. G-Y., Florakis, G.J., and Kazim, M.: Management of Cicatrizing Conjunctival Diseases and Severe Ocular Surface Dysfunction. Survey of Ophthalmology 43 (1); 1998, 19 – 46.

*14.   Stoller, G., Kaiura, T. and Florakis G.J. : “Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Other Systemic Inflammations” in Cornea  – second edition (eds: Krachmer, J.H., Mannis, M.J. and Holland, E.J.) Elsevier Mosby Yearbook, Philadelphia, PA 2005: 797 – 806.

*15.  Shih, C.Y., Vrabec, M.P., and Florakis, G.J.: “Actinomyces Organisms in Ocular Disease. Duanes’s Foundation of Clinical Ophthalmology

*16.  Kaiura, T. Stoller, G.,and Florakis G.J. : “Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Other Systemic Inflammations” in Cornea  – third edition (eds: Krachmer, J.H., Mannis, M.J. and Holland, E.J.) Elsevier Mosby Yearbook, Philadelphia, PA

17.   Reviewer/Contributing editor: “Ocular Surface Neoplasia” American Academy of Ophthalmology Focal Points, Koreishi, A. F. and Karp, C. L.: 2007: 15 (1); 1-14.

Contributions to Slide Compendiums and Case Reports with Review

      Questions and Answers:

1.  Florakis, G.J.: Contributor: Infectious Disease Case Studies.: Clinical Communications, Greenwich, CT., 1992.

2.  Florakis, G.J.: Contributor: Visual Diagnosis Portfolio: Focus on Herpes Virus Infections in  Immunocompromised  Patients. Burroughs Wellcome Co.  1992.

3.  Coffey, D.J., Florakis, G.J., Habif, T.P., Jenkyn, L.R. Neeson, F.J., Vredenburgh, J.J., Zaiman, H., and Zuaz, F.R.:  Photographic Case Studies in Emergency Medicine  Clinical Communications. Greenwich, CT., 1993.

4.   Florakis, G.J.: Contributor: Photographic Case Studies in Emergency Medicine: A Clinical Slide Compendium.  Cerenex Pharmaceuticals., 1993.

5.    Vrabec, M.P., and Florakis, G.J. (contributors): Clinical Atlas of  Infectious Disease.: Clinical Communications, Greenwich, CT. 1995.

6.     Vrabec, M.P., Florakis, G.J., and Alexandrakis, G.: Clinical Case Studies in Ophthalmic Surgery:  Pearls and Pitfalls.  Clinical Communications, Greenwich, CT. 1995.

Internet Contributions

*1.   Du, L.,Vrabec, M.P., and Florakis, G.J.: KID (Keratitis, Ichthyosis, and Deafness) Syndrome. The Interactive Pathology Tutor.; ed. Klintworth, K. (www.eyepathologist.com). 2002

*2.   Cabanellas, J., Vrabec. M.P., and Florakis, G.J.: Ichthyosis: The Interactive Pathology Tutor .; ed. Klintworth, K. (www.eyepathologist.com). 2002

*3.   Elliot, A., Vrabec, M.P., and Florakis, G.J.:Abetalipoproteinemia: The Interactive Pathology Tutor.; ed. Klintworth, K. (www.eyepathologist.com) 2002

4.   Contributor and Content Editor for Digital Reference of Ophthalmology Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University (www.dro.hs.columbia.edu) 2003

Abstracts and Posters

            ARVO = Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

            ASCRS = American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

            ASOPRS = American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

            AAO = American Academy of Ophthalmology

1.   Johnson, A.T. Folberg, R., Vrabec, M.P., Florakis, G.J., and Krachmer, J.H.:  Pathology of Posterior Amorphous Corneal Dystrophy.  (Abstract and Poster – American Academy of Ophthalmology, October, 1988)

2.   Florakis, G.J., Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Brady, J., Trokel, S.L.:  High Resolution Scanning Slit Microscopy of the Human Corneal Epithelium in Vivo (Abstract and and poster; ARVO 1992)

3.   Auran, J.D., Koester,C.J., Brady, J., Florakis, G.J., Trokel, S.L.: In Vivo Confocal Scanning-Slit Microscopy of the Human Corneal Stroma (Abstract and poster, ARVO 1992)

4.   Trokel, S.L., Florakis, G.J., Kung J.S. and Siepser S. Computerized Pupillometry in Photopic and Scotopic Conditions (Abstract and poster, ARVO 1993)

5.   Haight, D.H., Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Swinger, C. A., Kelly, S.E., Rapaport, R., Braunstein, R.E., Trokel, S.L. and Florakis, G.J.:  In Vivo Confocal Scanning Slit Microscopy of the Human Cornea after Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy  (Abstract  and poster; ARVO 1993)

6.   Koester, C.J., Auran, J.D., Rapaport, R.E., Braunstein, R.E., and Florakis, G.J.: Confocal Scanning Slit Microscopy of Normal Human Corneal Basal Epithelial Centripital Slide and Presumed Langerhans Cell Movement. (Abstract and poster; ARVO 1993)

7.   Trokel, S.L., Florakis, G.J., Kung, J.S., and Siepser, S.: Computerized Pupillometry in Photopic and Scotopic Conditions. (Abstract and poster; ARVO 1993)

8.   Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Rapaport, R., Casper D.S., Braunstein, R.E., and Florakis, G.J.: In Vivo Confocal Scanning Slit Microscopy of Normal Human Corneal Nerve Architecture and Dynamics. (Abstract and Poster; ARVO 1993) Invest Ophthal Vis Sci Suppl 1993:34:1015

9.    Kung, J.S., Trokel, S.L., Florakis, G.J. and Siepser, S.: Computerized Pupillometry in Photopic and Scotopic Conditions (Poster; ASCRS-1993)

10.   Koester, C.J., Auran, J.D., Florakis, G.J. and Haight, D.H.:   Application of the Confocal Slit Microscope for Post PRK Evaluation of Keratocytes, Nerve Regrowth, and Epithelial Cell Layer Thickness (Poster; ASCRS-1993)

*11.   Florakis, G.J., Jewelewicz, D., Michelsen, H, and Trokel, S.: Evaluation of  Night Vision Disturbances in Normals.  (Abstract and Poster-American Academy of Ophthalmology, November, 1993)

12.   Auran, J.D., Koester C.J., Rapaport, R., Florakis, G.J., and Brady J.: Confocal Microscopic Observation of Cell Movement Within the Normal Human Corneal Basal Epithelium. (Abstract and Poster; American Academy of Ophthalmology, November, 1993.)

13.   Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Rapaport, R., Florakis, G.J., Fras., C., and McDonough, R.: Human In Vivo Color Scanning Slit Confocal Corneal Microscopy.(Abstract and Poster- American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 1993.)

14.   Lucca, J.,  Auran, J.D.,  Kung, J., and Florakis, G.J.: In Vivo Examination of Corneal Nerves by Confocal Microscopy Following Radial Keratotomy and Photorefractive Keratectomy.  (Poster; ASCRS-1994)

15.   Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Rapaport R. McDonough, R., Fras, C., and Florakis, G.J.:Wide Field Scanning Slit In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Flattening-Induced Corneal Ridges and Bands. (Abstract and Poster; ARVO 1994)

16.   McDonough, R., Auran, J., Koester, C.J., Bomann, S., Florakis, G.J., and Rosskothen, H.D.:  Human Corneal In Vivo Epithelial Thickness Measurements Obtained by Scanning Slit Confocal Microscopy  (Poster-Cornea Federated Societies Scientific Session, Toronto, Canada. June 1994.)

*17.   Florakis, G.J., Jewelewicz, D., Fan, N.I., Michelson, H., and Trokel, S.L.: Visual Assessment Under Large Pupil Scotopic Conditions. (Poster-International Congress of Ophthalmology. June, 1994.)

18.   Auran, J.D., Koester, C.J., Florakis, G.J., and McDonough, R.: Confocal Microscopic Diagnosis and Monitoring of Corneal Disease. (Poster-International Congress  of Ophthalmology- June, 1994.)

*19.   Florakis, G.J.  Update on Corneal  Pathology: Transplantation, Infection, and Complications of Lens Implants (Keynote address and abstract – Aegean Cornea Meeting. Oct,1994.)

20.   Auran, J.D., Florakis, G.J., and Wittpenn, J. Gorevici P.D., Koester, C.J., and Bowmann, J.S.: Corneal  Confocal Microscopy of Meretoja’s Syndrome. (Poster – American Academy of Ophthalmology San Francisco, November, 1994)

21.  Moazami, G., Auran, J.D., Florakis, G.J., Siegal, S., Casper, D.S., and Koester, C.J.: Scanning Slit Confocal Microscopy of Fungal Keratitis. (Abstract and Poster; ARVO 1995)

22.   Siegal, S.E., Koniarek, J., Auran, J.D., Koufala, K., Koester, C.J., and Florakis, G.J.,: Determination of Human Corneal Basal Epithelial Nerve Density in vivo by Confocal Microscopy. (Abstract and Poster; ARVO 1995)

*23.   Florakis, G.J.,  Fay, A.M., and Srinivasan, B.D.: Corneal Tatooing to Treat Glare Symptoms Following Radial Keratotomy. (Poster; World Congress on the Cornea IV, 1996).

24.   Koniarek, J.P., Alexandrakis, G., Auran, J.D., Florakis, G.J., Trokel, S.L., and Koester, C.J.:  Assessment of the Human Cornea After Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy Using Scanning Slit Confocal Microscopy. (Abstract and Poster, ARVO 1996)

25.  Li, T., Koniarek, J.P., Pomerantz, S., Caruso, M., Auran, J.K., Siegel, S., Florakis, G.J., and Koester, C.J.: In Vivo Confocal Microscopic Determination of Corneal Basal Epithelial Nerve Density in Normal Patients and Contact Lens Wearers. (Abstract and Poster; ARVO 1996)

*26 .  Florakis, G.J., Chiou A.G.-Y., Copeland, R.L., McCormick, S.A., and Chiesa, R.:   Recurrent  Meesmann’s Epithelial Dystrophy Following Lamellar and Penetrating Keratoplasties  (Abstract and Poster ARVO 1997)

27.   Fay, A.M., Chiou, A.G.-Y., and Florakis, G.J.: Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy in Patients  with Corneal Opacification (Abstract and Poster ARVO 1997)

28.    Cheung, P., Moazami, G., Florakis, G.J., and Merriam J.C.: Orbital Masquerade: Biopsy of an Orbital Cyst Reveals Lymphoma (Abstract and Poster ASOPRS 1998)

*29.   Florakis, G.J., Underdahl, J.P., Torellas, L., and Della-Latta, P.: Eye Culture Results of Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients Abstract and Poster ARVO 1999)

*30.   Li, J., Cotliar, A., Gorman, D., and Florakis, G.J.: Night Vision Disturbances after LASIK  (Poster – ASCRS 2000)

*31.   Kaiura, T.L., Cotliar, A.M., Florakis, G.J.:  Night Vision Disturbances with Mulitfocal Intraocular Lenses (Abstract and Poster – ARVO 2002)

*32.   Keenan, J., Braunstein, R.E. and Florakis, G.J.: Ocular Herpes Simplex – Current Trends in Treatment (Abstract and Poster –AAO 2003)

33.   Nguyen, T.H., Weisenthal, R.W. and Florakis, G.J.: Early Intervention with Therapeutic Keratoplasty in Active Acanthamoeba Keratitis (Abstract and Poster – AAO 2007)

34.   Cotliar, A.M., Dagli, M., Weisberg, M.P., Cotliar, J., and Florakis, G.J.: Evaluation of Scotopic Image Degradation in Patients with Accomodative Intraocular Lenses (Paper Presentation – ASCRS 2008)

35.   Lieberman, R.A., Maris, P.J.G., Florakis, G.J.,  Al-Aswad, L.A., Bansal, R. and Lopez, R.: Corneal Graft Survival and Intraocular Pressure Control in Penetrating Keratoplasty and  Pars Plana Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Placement (Abstract and Poster – ARVO 2009)

36.  Giannikas, C., Udell . I., Shih, C., Ayres, B., Florakis, G.J. et al: A Multicenter Study of the Incidence of Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty Rejection (Best Poster – AAO 2012)

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Seminar
“Corrective Surgery for Post-Keratoplasty Astigmatism”
New York, New York – Fall 1988

New York Ophthalmological Society
“Corrective Surgery for Astigmatism”
New York, New York – Spring 1989

Krachmer Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
Vancouver, Canada – Summer 1989

Lecturer/Panelist – Future Focus Symposium
New York, New York – Fall 1989

Grand Rounds Guest Lecturer
New York University Medical Center
“Surgical Correction of Post-Keratoplasty Astigmatism”
New York, New York – Winter 1990

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Seminar
“Elevated Corneal Epithelial Lines in Acanthamoeba Keratitis”
New York, New York – Winter 1990

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – Spring 1990

Future Focus Steering Committee
Atlanta, Georgia – Fall 1990

Krachmer Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
Carmel, California – Fall 1990

Hellenic Medical Society
“Update on Corneal Transplant Surgery”
New York, New York – Winter 1991

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Seminar
“The Posterior Corneal Dystrophies”
New York, New York – Winter 1991

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – Spring 1991

Cornea and External Disease Academic Society
“The Epithelium in Acanthamoeba Keratitis”
Sarasota, Florida – Spring 1991

Krikos Medical Symposium
“Corneal Transplants in the 1990’s”
Corfu, Greece – September 1991

Eye Bank Association of America
“Iowa PK Press”  co-author presented by Michael P. Vrabec, M.D. Annaheim
California – October 1991

Noninvasive Assessment of the Visual System, (Seventh Topical Meeting) – co-author presented by Dr. Charles Koester
“Clinical Microscopy of the Cornea Utilizing Optical Sectioning and a High Numerical Aperture Objective”
Santa Fe, New Mexico – January 1992

Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference
“Refraction, Glasses, and Contact Lenses”
New York, New York – March 1992

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – April 1992

Krachmer Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
Charleston, South Carolina – May 1992

Panhellenic Ophthalmology Congress
“Penetrating Keratoplasty – Prevention and Correction of Astigmatism”
Chalkidiki, Greece – June 1992

Aegean Cornea Meeting
“Night Vision Evaluation After Refractive Surgery”
Crete, Greece – August 1992

International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty
“In Vivo Confocal Specular Microscopy of Human Cornea Following Excimer PRK”
Co-author-presented by Dr. D. Haight
Dallas, Texas – October 1992

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, NY- April 1993

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Seminar
“Evaluation of Night Vision Disturbances after Photorefractive Keratotomy”
New York, NY – April 1993

ARVO – “In Vivo Confocal Scanning Slit Microscopy of the Human Cornea after Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy” co-author – presented by Dr. D. Haight
Sarasota, Florida – May 1993

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
“In Vivo Evaluation of the Healing Process in Human Corneas after PRK”
Seattle, Washington – May 1993

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
“Night Vision Evaluation”
Seattle, Washington – May 1993

Panhellenic Ophthalmology Congress
“In Vivo Evaluation of the Human Cornea after PRK using the Confocal Microscope”
Crete, Greece – May 1993

Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Ophthalmology
“Surgical Correction of Post Keratoplasty Astigmatism”
New York, New York – June 1993

Lancaster Ophthalmology Course
“Anterior Segment Anatomy”
Waterville, Maine – June 1993

Annual Cornea Research Conference, Massachussetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
“Scanning Slit Confocal Microscopic Observations of Anterior Corneal Mosaic”
Co-author presented by Dr. J. Auran.
Boston Massachusetts- October, 1993.

Corneal Topography Update
“Corneal Topography”
New York, New York- October 1993.

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
“Interferon in the Treatment of Corneal Ulcers Associated with Hepatitis C”
Co-author, presented by Dr. G. Moazami.
Chicago, Illinois-November 1993.

International, Society of Refractive Keratoplasty
“Night Vision Disturbances”
Chicago, Illinois-November 1993.

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
“Night Vision Disturbances in Contact Lens Wearers”
Co-author, presented by Dr. D. Jewelewicz.
Las Vegas, Nevada-January, 1994.

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists: “Do Human Tears Absorb UV Light?”
Co-author, presented by Dr. E. Avilla.
Las Vegas, Nevada-January, 1994

New York Ophthalmological Society
“Night Vision Evaluation as a Standard Before and After Refractive Surgery”
New York, New York-April 1994

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York-April 1994

Cornea and External Disease Academic Society
“Scleritis in the Fibromyalgia Syndrome”
Sarasota, Florida-May 1994

Lancaster Ophthalmology Course
“Cornea and Anterior Segment Anatomy”
Waterville, Maine -June 1994

Eyebank Association of America
“Eyebank Technician Slit Lamp Workshop”
Toronto, Canada -June 1994

Aegean Cornea Meeting Keynote Address
“Update on Corneal Pathology: Transplantation, Infection, and Complications of Lens Implants”
Rhodes, Greece -September, 1994

Aegean Cornea Meeting
“Suction Scleral Trephination for In Situ Corneal Retrieval”
Rhodes, Greece -September, 1994

Aegean Cornea Meeting
“Night Vision Disturbances -Revisited”
Rhodes, Greece -September 1994

Eyebank Association of America
“Eyebank Technician Slit Lamp Workshop”
San Francisco, California -October, 1994

APEX Corneal Society
“Fungal Keratitis -A Confocal and Histopathological Correlation”
San Francisco, California -October, 1994

American Academy of Ophthalmology
“Management of Corneal Perforations and Lacerations in Anterior Segment Reconstruction”
San Francisco, California -November, 1994

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Skills Transfer Course Instructor
“Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery”
San Francisco, California -November, 1994

Invited Lecturer – Cornea Course, University of Buenos Aires
“Correction of Post Keratoplasty Astigmatism” and “Corneal Topography”
Buenos Aires, Argentina -November, 1994

New York Ophthalmological Society
“Corneal Topography”
New York, New York-February, 1995

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York-March, 1995

Lenox Hill Hospital
“Advances in Corneal Topography”
New York, New York-April, 1995

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Grand Rounds
“Advances in Corneal Topography and Evaluation of Night Vision Disturbances”
New York, New York-April, 1995

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
“Astigmatism Correction after Cataract Surgery”
New York, New York-June 1995

Krachmer Corneal Society
“Case Presentations”
Stowe, Vermont-September, 1995

Lenox Hill Hospital Grand Rounds
“Confocal Microscopy in Infectious Keratitis” and “Night Vision Disturbances in Refractive Surgery”
New York, New York-October, 1995

Hellenic Medical Society
“Refractive Surgery”
New York, New York – February 1996

Interfaith Hospital
“Corneal Topography” and “ Evaluation of Night Vision Disturbances after Refractive Surgery”
New York, New York – March 1996

Harlem Hospital Center
“Corneal Transplant Surgery”
New York, New York – March 1996

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – May 1996

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Alumni Meeting
“Update on Corneal Transplant Surgery”
New York, New York – June 1996

Lancaster Ophthalmology Course
“Cornea and Anterior Segment Anatomy”
Waterville, Maine – June 1996

Nantucket Corneal Society
“Corneal Tattoo to Decrease Scotopic Image Degradation After Radial Keratotomy”
Nantucket, Mass. – August, 1996

Antimicrobials, Inflammation and Ophthalmology IV, Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary “Alkali Burns” New York, New York – September, 1996

Antimicrobials, Inflammation and Ophthalmology IV
Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary
“Surgical Management of Cicatricial Conjunctivitis and Severe Ocular Surface Dysfunction”
New York, New York – September, 1996

Ioannina Cultural Association
“Ophthalmology Update”
New York, New York – November 1996

International Society of Refractive Surgery
“Evaluation of Night Vision Disturbances in Contact Lens Wearers”
Co-author – presented by Robert Chen, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois – November, 1996

Eyebank Association of America
“Eyebank Technician Slit Lamp Workshop”
Chicago, Illinois – November, 1996

Eyebank Association of America
“Technician Skills Workshop”
Chicago, Illinois – November, 1996

APEX Corneal Society
“Corneal Tatooing to Treat Glare Symptoms”
Chicago, Illinois – November, 1996

St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Grand Rounds
“Surgical Management of Ocular Surface Disease”
New York, New York – March 1997

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – April 1997

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology
“Allergic Conjunctivitis”
New York, New York – April 1997

National Keratoconus Foundation Seminar
“Keratoconus”
New York, New York – May 1997

Cornea and External Disease Academic Society
“Confocal Microscopy of Dieffenbachia Keratopathy”
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – May 1997

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Alumni Meeting
“Surgical Management of Ocular Surface Disease”
New York, New York – June 1997

Cataract Update – Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
“Cataract Surgery and the Compromised Cornea”
New York, New York – June 1997

New York Academy of Medicine
“Scotopic Image Degradation in Contact Lenses versus Spectacle Correction”
Co-author presented by Daniel Jewelewicz, M.D.
New York, New York – June 1997

Lancaster Ophthalmology Course
“Cornea and Anterior Segment Anatomy”
Waterville, Maine – July 1997

Nantucket Cornea Society
“Confocal Microscopy of Dieffenbachia Induced Corneal Injury”
Nantucket, Mass – August 1997

Lenox Hill Hospital
“Ocular Surface Disease”
New York, New York – February 1998

Infectious Disease Department Grand Rounds
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
“Corneal and Conjunctival Infections”
New York, New York – April, 1998

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – April 1998

Edward S Harkness Eye Institute Alumni Meeting
“Congenital Corneal Opacities and Pediatric Penetrating Keratoplasties”
New York, New York – June 1998

Aegean Cornea Meeting
“Waterjet Corneal Surgery with the Medjet Hydroblade and Hydrobrush Keratomes”
Santorini, Greece – June 1998

Morrocan – American Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress
“Corneal Transplant Surgery”
Rabat, Morroco – October 1998

Office Evaluation and Management of Common Cornea and External Eye Diseases
“Ocular Herpes Simplex Infections”
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
New York, New York – October 1998

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
“Propionibacterium Acnes as a Cause of Visually Significant Corneal Ulcers”
Co-author: presented by Jerry Underdahl, M.D.
New Orleans, Louisiana – November 1998

Cornell Medical College Department of Ophthalmology, Grand Rounds
“Advances in the Treatment of Conjunctival Cicatrizing and Severe Ocular Surface Disease”
New York, New York – November 1998

New York University Department of Ophthalmology
“Advances in the Treatment of Conjunctival Cicatrizing and Severe Ocular Surface Disease”
New York, New York – January 1999

Eye Bank for Sight Restoration
“Corneal Transplants – A Surgeon’s Perspective”
New York, New York – February 1999

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – April 1999

Lancaster Ophthalmology Course
“Cornea and Anterior Segment Anatomy”
Waterville, Maine – June 1999

Nantucket Cornea
“Squamous Papilloma”
Nantucket, Massachusetts – July 1999

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day, Panel Discussion
“Stromal Wound Healing and Wound Management”
Orlando, Florida – October 1999

APEX Corneal Society
“Case Presentations”
Orlando, Florida – October 1999

Restasis Regional Consultants Meeting, Invited Participant, New York, New York – November 1999

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – May 2000

Aegean Cornea V
“Night Vision Disturbances after LASIK”
Crete, Greece – August 2000

Sixth World Hellenic Biomedical Congress
“Update on Corneal Transplantation
Athens, Greece – October 2000

New York Medical College
“Corneal Transplant Surgery”
New York, New York – November 2000

New York Medical College
“Corneal Dystrophies”
New York, New York – December 2000

New York Ophthalmological Society
“Update on Corneal Transplantation”
New York, New York – January 2001

Cornell Medical College Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
“Update on Corneal Transplantation”
New York, New York – March 2001

New York State Ophthalmological Society, Technician Update Course
“Cornea and External Disease”
Elmsford, New York – April 2001

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – May 2001

The Greater New York Ophthalmology Clinical Lecture Series
“Corneal Dystrophies, Degenerations, and Ectasias”
New York, New York – October 2001

Hellenic Community Center
“The Aging Eye”
Yonkers, New York – April 2002

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – May 2002

Ophthalmology Update
“The Red Eye”
Southhampton, New York – June 2002

European Society of Out Patient Surgery, Invited Lecturer and Round Table Panelist
“Penetrating Keratoplasty in an Out Patient Setting”
Lausanne, Switzerland – August 2002

APEX Cornea Society
“Pediatric Keratoplasty Challenge”
Orlando, Florida – November 2002

New York Medical College
“Corneal Dystrophies”
New York, New York – November 2002

St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Grand Rounds
“Update on Corneal Dystrophies”
New York, New York – March 2003

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – May 2003

Columbia University Ophthalmology Residents’ Day
“The Treatment of Corneal Intraepithelial Neoplasia With Topical Interferon”
Co-author – presented by John Mallias, MD.
New York, New York – May 2003

Combined Columbia/Cornell Alumni Meeting
“Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) in a Seven Year Old Child Presenting as an Episcleral Mass”
Co-author – presented by John Mallias, MD.
New York, New York – June 2003

Hellenic Medical Society
“The Management of External Eye Disease”
Southhampton, New York – June 2003

Lancaster Ophthalmology Course
“Cornea and Anterior Segment Anatomy”
Waterville, Maine – June 2003

St. Vincent’s Hospital Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
“Update on Corneal Transplants”
New York, New York – March 2004

Allergan Round Table
“Treatment of Dry Eyes”
Rye, New York – March 2004

American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses – Hudson Valley Chapter, Challenges in Ophthalmology
“Corneal Disease”
Mount Kisco, New York – April 2004

New York Medical College
“Corneal Transplants”
New York, New York – May 2004

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – June 2004

Aegean Cornea VII Meeting
“Treatment of Herpes Simplex Keratitis”
West Peloponnese, Greece – July 2004

APEX Cornea Society
“Practice Patterns of Cornea Specialists in the Treatment of Herpetic Corneal Disease”
New Orleans, Louisiana – October 2004

Cornell Medical College Department of Ophthalmology
“Corneal Dystrophies”
New York, New York – January 2005

La Cirugia Refractiva en el 2005
“Evaluation of the Keratoconus Suspect”, “Corneal Diseases of Importance to the Keratorefractive Surgeon”, and “Systemic Diseases of Importance to the Keratorefractive Surgeon”
Mexico City, Mexico – February 2005

International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty / American Academy of Ophthalmology
“Systemic Diseases of Importance to the Keratorefractive Surgeon”
Hong Kong, China – May 2005

Lancaster Ophthalmology Course
“Cornea and Anterior Segment Anatomy”
Waterville, Maine – June 2005

Hellenic Medical Society – Ophthalmology Update
“Update on Corneal Transplantation”
Southhampton, New York – July 2005

National Medical Association – Ophthalmology Section
“Systemic Diseases of Importance to the Keratorefractive Surgeon”
New York, New York – July 2005

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
Hershey, Pennsylvania – September 2005

APEX Corneal Society
“Corneal Transplant Graft/Host Opacities”
Chicago, Illinois – October 2005

Eyebank for Sight Restoration
“Corneal Transplants – A Paradigm Shift (Endothelial Lamellar Keratoplasty)”
New York, New York – January 2006

Saint Vincent’s Medical Center
“Corneal Transplant Surgery – A Paradigm Shift”
New York, New York – March 2006

American Austrian Foundation
“Corneal Dystrophies and Ectasias”, “Corneal Transplant Surgery”, and “Systemic and Corneal Diseases of Importance to the Keratorefractive Surgeon”
Salzburg, Austria – May 2006

Overlook Hospital
“Evaluation and Management of Common Corneal and External Eye Diseases”
Summit, New Jersey – June 2006

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – June 2006

Cornell Medical College Department of Ophthalmology
“Corneal Transplants – A Paradigm Shift – Endothelial Keratoplasty”
New York, New York – September 2006

Greater New York Ophthalmology Clinical Lecture Series
“Corneal Transplants – Past, Present, and Future”
New York, New York – October 2006

New York Medical College
“Corneal Transplants”
New York, New York – October 2006

Valley Eye Spring Seminar
“Corneal and Systemic Diseases in the Evaluation of the Keratorefractive Patient”
Appleton, Wisconsin – March 2007

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
“Corneal Dystrophies”
New York, New York – March 2007

American Austrian Foundation
“Evolution of Corneal Transplantation – Endothelial Transplants”, “Evaluation and Treatment of Common Cornea and External Eye Diseases”, and “Corneal Dystrophies and Ectasias”
Salzburg, Austria – April 2007

New York Chapter of Association of Operating Room Nurses
“Cornea Transplants – Past, Present, and Future”
New York, New York – April 2007

New York Academy of Medicine
“Endothelial Keratoplasty – DSAEK”
New York, New York – April 2007

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – June 2007

Hellenic Medical Society, Hampton’s Ophthalmology Update
“Cornea Update”
Southhampton, New York – July 2007

Midwest Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
Big Sky, Montana – March 2007

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Non- Transplant Corneal Procedures
“Surgical Treatment of Neurotrophic Ulcers/Keratitis”
Chicago, Illinois – April, 2008

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – May, 2008

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Alumni Reunion Weekend
“Corneal Transplants – Past, Present and Future”
New York, New York – May 2008

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
“Endothelial Keratoplasty – DSAEK”
New York, New York – May 2008

New York Medical College
“Corneal Transplants”
New York, New York – October 2008

Saint Vincent’s Medical Center
“The Evolution of Endothelial Keratoplasty”
New York, New York – December 2008

Young at Heart Hellenic Community of Yonkers
“The Aging Eye”
Yonkers, New York – May 2009

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – June 2009

Greater New York Ophthalmology Clinical Lecture Series
“The New Classification of Corneal Dystrophies”
New York, New York – September 2009

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Current Topics in Cornea/External Disease, Highlights of the Basic and Clinical Science Course 8
“Corneal Dystrophies”
San Francisco, California – October 2009

Westchester Ophthalmological Society Grand Rounds
“Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty”
Armonk, New York – January 2010

Winthrop University Medical Center, Grand Rounds
“The Evolution and Current Status of Endothelial Keratoplasty”
Long Island, New York – February 2010

Krachmer Corneal Fellows Reunion
“Case Presentations”
San Francisco, California – March 2010

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
“Evaluation of Image Degradation Under Scotopic Conditions in Patients with Silicone Hinged Intraocular Lenses”
Co-author: presented by Vinod Voleti, MD.
Boston, Massachusetts – April 2010

Jornadas Nacionales de Oftalmologia, Consejo Argentino de Oftalmologia
“Guest of Honor” Lecture – “New Classification of Corneal Dystrophies”. Course – “Basic Techniques in Keratoplasty”. Symposium – “Evolution of Endothelial Keratoplasty”.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – May 2010

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – June 2010

Williford Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture, Hamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
“The Evolution and Current Status of Endothelial Keratoplasty”
Memphis, Tennessee – September 2010

Hamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
“Corneal Dystrophies”
Resident Lecture, Memphis, Tennessee – September 2010

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Current Topics in Cornea/External Disease, Highlights of the Basic and Clinical Science Course 8
“Corneal Dystrophies”
Chicago, Illinois – October 2010

American Academy of Ophthalmology (in conjunction with the Cornea Society)
“DALK: What’s Holding It Back?”
Chicago, Illinois – October 2010

New York Ophthalmological Society
“Trends in Keratoplasty Techniques Over the Past Decade”
New York, New York – November 2010

Stamford Hospital Ophthalmology Department
“The Diagnosis and Management of Common Cornea and External Eye Diseases”
Stamford, Connecticut – November 2010

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – June 2011

Web Teleconference for the Hospital de Clinicas, Buenos Aires University
“Tissue Targeted Corneal Transplantation”
October 2011

Westchester Ophthalmological Society Grand Rounds
“Tissue Targeted Trends in Keratoplasty Techniques -DALK in Keratoconus”
White Plains, New York – January 2012

Joint Irish and UKISCRS Refractive Surgery Meeting, Tom Casey Memorial Lecture
“Tissue Targeted vs Full Thickness Corneal Transplant Surgery”
Dublin, Ireland – March 2012

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – June 2012

New York Academy of Medicine
“Trends in Keratoplasty Techniques – Tissue Targeted Corneal Transplant Surgery”
New York, New York – January 2013

Northeast Cornea Society
“Case Presentations”
New York, New York – May 2013

New York Medical College
“Corneal Transplant Surgery”
Valhalla, New York – May 2013

Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology -Visiting Professor
“Update on Corneal Dystrophies” and “Tissue Targeted Corneal Transplant Surgery”
New Haven, Connecticut – January 2014