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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: 1-212-702-7678
Web site:

Sung Chul (Sean) Park, MD, is a clinician-scientist at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY, specializing in glaucoma, cataract, anterior segment disorders, minimally invasive glaucoma/cataract surgery, ocular imaging, perimetry and eye disease screening. He is also serving as the Director of Glaucoma Research and the Director of Glaucoma Clinic at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Glaucoma. 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 ophthalmologists' understanding in this field and improving patient care.
He has more than 50 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 170 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 is an expert reviewer for 10 top peer-reviewed journals including Ophthalmology, IOVS, and JAMA Ophthalmology. He has been honored with more than 13 nationally or internationally recognized 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.
Dr. Park received his medical degree from Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. After his ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, he finished a clinical and a research glaucoma fellowship (preceptor: Dr. Robert Ritch) at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Then he 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 is actively working as a member of 9 professional societies including World Glaucoma Association Associate Advisory Board, ARVO, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and American Glaucoma Society. He is also serving as an organizer of international academic meetings including the World Ophthalmology Congress (April 2014, Tokyo, Japan), the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (April 2012, Busan, South Korea; January 2013, Hyderabad, India; April 2014, Tokyo, Japan) and the Annual Glaucoma Foundation Optic Nerve Rescue and Restoration Think Tank (September 2011, 2012 and 2013, New York, NY).

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