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Leejee Han Suh, MD

Ophthalmology
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cornea & External Disorders, more

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CUIMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

622 W 168th Street
Vanderbilt Clinic Building, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10032
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880 Third Avenue
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About Leejee Han Suh, MD


Leejee H. Suh, M.D., the Miranda Wong Tang Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, is the Director of the Cornea Service at Columbia University's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. She also heads the Cornea Fellowship Program and the Laser Vision Center. Her surgical specialties include femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, phacoemulsification cataract surgery, LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis), PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), PTK (Phototherapeutic Keratectomy), and full and partialcorneal transplantation.


She received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and her medical degree from the New York University (N.Y.U.) School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center and received her fellowship training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Hospitals, where she was a faculty member in the Division of Cornea and Refractive Surgery.


Dr. Suh brings to Columbia her experience from the top ophthalmological institutions in the country, with an extensive background in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on corneal conditions and is active in clinical research. Her clinical research interests are in keratoconus research and treatments, namely Corneal Collagen Crosslinking. She has been the Principal Investigator for the Corneal Collagen Crosslinking trial for the treatment of keratoconus and post-refractive surgery ectasia at Columbia University. For her work in keratoconus, Dr. Suh has been named a Top Doctor for the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF). She was instrumental in the early studies of a newer type of partial corneal transplantation, called endothelial keratoplasty, which includes Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), both of which have dramatically changed the face of surgical treatments for corneal diseases.


As a cornea-refractive surgeon by training, she is an expert in the latest in cataract surgery called femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery, in which a femtosecond laser can make precise and customized corneal and lens incisions for cataract surgery, which is combined with implantation of standard monofocal, toric, and multifocal/trifocal intraocular lens implants. With her extensive experience in corneal surgery, she is also an expert in laser vision correction and keratorefractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, and PTK).


Dr. Suh has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has presented at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Asian-Pacific Association for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS), and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). She is an active reviewer for such journals as Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Eye, and Cornea. Dr. Suh continues to lecture nationally and internationally on her research and experience.


Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • Korean

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Disorders
  • Laser Refractive Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Laser Vision Correction Surgery
  • LASIK Surgery
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Eye Surgery

Education

  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Director, Cornea Fellowship Program
  • Director, Cornea Service
  • Director, Refractive Surgery Service
  • Miranda Wong Tang Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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