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Sung Chul (Sean) Park

Dr. Sung Chul (Sean) Park MD

Job Title:
Director, Glaucoma Research; Director, Glaucoma Fellowship Program
Medical School:
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Residency Program:
Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
New York, United States
Association For Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Glaucoma Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Korean Ophthalmological Society
Contact Information:
210 East 64th St
New York, NY
United States 10065
Phone: 1-212-702-7620
Fax: 1-212-702-7670
Web site:

Sung Chul (Sean) Park, MD, is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Director of Glaucoma Research and Co-Director of Glaucoma Fellowship Program at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (a Division of Lenox Hill Hospital), New York, NY. He is a clinician-scientist specializing in glaucoma, cataract, anterior segment disorders, minimally invasive glaucoma/cataract surgery, ocular imaging, perimetry and eye disease screening. He pioneered the new field of three-dimensional high-resolution imaging and analysis of the optic nerve head in human glaucoma, discovering a new set of pathogenic mechanisms of the development and progression of glaucoma. He also elucidated the risk factors and progression pattern of central visual field loss in glaucoma and revealed that patients with central visual field loss would benefit from visual field tests with centrally condensed test points, broadening physicians' understanding in this field and improving patient care.

He has more than 60 peer-reviewed articles mostly as the first or corresponding author in top ophthalmology journals including Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS), and JAMA Ophthalmology, and has written 6 book chapters. He has given more than 200 original presentations and invited lectures in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Australia, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, India, Turkey, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. He serves as a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Glaucoma and is an expert reviewer for 10 top peer-reviewed journals including Ophthalmology, IOVS, and JAMA Ophthalmology. He is also a member of World Glaucoma Association Global Consensus Meetings. He has been honored with more than 13 national or international awards and scholarships, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, American Glaucoma Society Young Clinician Scientist Award, American Glaucoma Society MAPS Award, Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Fellowship of New York State, Eye Bank of New York Research Grant, New York Glaucoma Research Institute Grants, Travel Grants at the Annual Meetings of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and at the World Glaucoma Congress, and Best Scientific Poster Award at the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology.

After finishing his clinical and research glaucoma fellowships, Dr. Park joined the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's faculty, where he served as the Director of Glaucoma Clinic and the Director of Moise and Chella Safra Advanced Ocular Imaging Laboratory. He then relocated to the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He is actively working as a member of 9 professional societies including American Glaucoma Society, World Glaucoma Association Associate Advisory Board, ARVO, and American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also serving as an organizer of international academic meetings including the World Ophthalmology Congress, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, and Annual Glaucoma Foundation Optic Nerve Rescue and Restoration Think Tank.

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