Tongalp H. Tezel, MD

Ophthalmology

Tongalp H. Tezel, MD

Ophthalmology

Specialties: OphthalmologyMore specialties
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880 Third Avenue
Floor 2, Suite F
New York, NY 10022
US

Additional Locations for Tongalp H. Tezel, MD

  • CUMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    US

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About Tongalp H. Tezel, MD


Tongalp H. Tezel, MD leads the retina service at the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tezel is an internationally known clinician-scientist and a leader in the management of vitreoretinal diseases. He was previously Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and the Kentucky Lions Endowed Chair in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Louisville. Dr. Tezel received his medical degree and initial ophthalmology training in Turkey and Denmark before completing his ophthalmology residency at Washington University School of Medicine. He later trained under Dr. Stanley Chang and received his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery here at Columbia University. Dr. Tezel'...
Tongalp H. Tezel, MD leads the retina service at the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tezel is an internationally known clinician-scientist and a leader in the management of vitreoretinal diseases. He was previously Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and the Kentucky Lions Endowed Chair in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Louisville. Dr. Tezel received his medical degree and initial ophthalmology training in Turkey and Denmark before completing his ophthalmology residency at Washington University School of Medicine. He later trained under Dr. Stanley Chang and received his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery here at Columbia University. Dr. Tezel's research laboratory focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms of various retinal diseases. His main research interests include retinal cell transplantation, angiogenesis, pharmacologic vitreolysis, tissue engineering and drug development for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and has developed several techniques used for tissue engineering and retinal cell replacement therapies.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German
  • Turkish

Expertise

  • Detached Retina Repair
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Vascular Disorders
  • Retinitis pigmentosa

Education

  • Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: St Mary's Health Center

Titles & Positions

  • Chang Family Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Director, Retina Division
  • Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • 2000: Rosenbaum Research Award
  • 2002: Ronald Michels Fellowship Award
  • 2004: NEI Clinician-Scientist Development Award
  • 2004: Patrick OConnor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2004: RPB Career Development Award
  • 2005: The American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award
  • 2006: Patrick OConnor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2007- Present: Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • 2011: Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership
  • 2012: American Academy of Ophthalmologys Achievement Award

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