Joel Schuman, MD, Ophthalmology, New York, NY, NYU Langone Hospitals

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Ophthalmology New York, NY

Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Glaucoma Related

Elaine Langone Professor of Ophthalmology

Overview of Dr. Schuman

Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS is the Elaine Langone Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Neural Science at NYU. He chaired the ophthalmology department at NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine 2016-2020 and at University of Pittsburgh/UPMC 2003-2016. At Tufts University 1991-2003 he was Residency Director and Glaucoma and Cataract Service Chief. Dr. Schuman and his colleagues were first to identify a molecular marker for human glaucoma, published in Nature Medicine in 2001. Continuously funded by the National Eye Institute as a principal investigator since 1995, he is an inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT), used world-wide for ocular diagnostics. Dr. Schuman has published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. Dr. Schuman has received numerous awards, and is a 2012 Champalimaud Award Laureate.

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology Fellowship, Opthalmology, 1988 - 1990
  • Medical College of VirginiaResidency, Opthalmology, 1985 - 1988
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    Mount Sinai Beth IsraelInternship, Internal Medicine, 1984 - 1985
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiClass of 1984, MD
  • Columbia University B.A., Psychology, Cum Laude, 1977 - 1980
  • University of PennsylvaniaNone, 1976 - 1977

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2003 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1988 - 2021
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1985 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1985 - 2022
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly
  • American Association of Physicians American Association of Physicians, 2016
  • America’s Top Doctors – The Best in American Medicine 2006-present
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Lymphoma of the orbit masquerading as Tolosa-Hunt syndrome  
    Shazley, TA, Mitchell EB, Bonhomme GR, Schuman JS, BMC Ophthalmol, 1/1/2015
  • Psychophysical Evaluation of Haptic Perception Under Augmentation by a Handheld Device  
    Wu B, Klatzky R, Lee R, Shivaprabhu V, Galeotti J, Siegel M, Schuman JS, Hollis R, Stetten G, Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society., 1/26/2014
  • Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies novel loci that influence cupping and the glaucomatous process  
    Springelkamp H, Höhn R, Mishra A, Hysi PG, Khor CC, Loomis SJ, Bailey JN, Gibson J, Thorleifsson G, Janssen SF, Luo X, Ramdas WD, Vithana E, Nongpiur ME, Montgomery GW..., Nat Commun, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Viability and Structural Integrity is Established in Vascularized Whole Eye Transplantation Model.
    Li Y, Komatsu C, Wang B, Kostereva N, Zhang W, Xiao B, Solari M, Kagemann, L, Wollstein G, Schuman JS, Gorantla V, Washington K, UPMC Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day, 1/27/2014
  • Measuring Effects of Intraocular and Intracranial Pressures on Optic Nerve Head Deformations.
    Wang Y, Schuman JS, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 1/22/2014
  • Relationships among visual cortex metabolism, etinal morphology and visual function in early and advanced glaucoma.
    Chan KC, Conner IP, Safullah Z, Kim S, Wollstein G, Schuman JS, ARVO Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 1/9/2013
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Lectures

  • How to Use OCT in Deciding Whether or Not to Intervene in Glaucoma. 
    Maui, HI - 1/21/2015
  • Moderator – Glaucoma. 
    Maui, HI - 1/21/2015
  • Interpretation and Management of Glaucoma using OCT 
    Mexico City, Mexico - 1/21/2015
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Other

  • Three-dimensional spectral-domain optical coherence tomography data analysis for glaucoma detection. 
    Xu J, Ishikawa H, Wollstein G, Bilonick RA, Folio LS, Nadler Z, Kagemann L, Schuman JS
    1/1/2013
  • A Brief History of OCT. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting and Subspecialty Day, New Orleans, LA 
    Schuman JS, AAO Meetings On Demand
    1/1/2013
  • Intro to OCT, Reliability of Interpretation, and Surgical Guidance. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting and Subspecialty Day, New Orleans, LA 
    Schuman JS, AAO Meetings On Demand
    1/1/2013
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Press Mentions

  • This Is the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do to Your Eyes
    This Is the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do to Your EyesSeptember 14th, 2018
  • The Future of Ocular Imaging?
    The Future of Ocular Imaging?August 15th, 2018
  • Drug, Device Innovations Making Strides for Glaucoma Care in 2017
    Drug, Device Innovations Making Strides for Glaucoma Care in 2017December 1st, 2017
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Grant Support

  • Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics For Structure And FunctionNational Eye Institute2000–2024
  • Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics For Structure And FunctionNational Eye Institute2003–2011
  • Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics For Structure And FunctionNational Eye Institute2000–2002
  • Measurement Of Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness In Normal AndNational Eye Institute1999
  • Optical Coherence Tomography--Novel Glaucoma DiagnosticNational Eye Institute1995–1998

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

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