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Dr. Slamovits Thomas Slamovits, MD

Specializing in:

Board Certified:


Medical School:





Neuro-Ophthalmology and Orbital Deseases


University of Cincinnati

Ohio State University

University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Barnes Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

(Fellow)American Academy of Ophthalmology, (Fellow) The New York Academy of Medicine, Frank Walsh Society, International Neuro-Ophthalmology  Society,North American  Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, American Medical Association, Bronx County Medical Society, Society of Heed Fellows, Manhattan Ophthalmological Society,New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology, New York State Ophthalmological Society and New York Neuro-Ophthalmology Forum.

Montefiore Medical Center/Moses Division, Bronx NY
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Weiler Division, Bronx NY
Englewood Hospital,Englewood NJ
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack NJ

Dr. Thomas L. Slamovits is an internationally renowned medical expert with extensive experience in neuro-ophthalmic disorders and orbital and systemic diseases. He has a special interest in optic nerve and orbital diseases and has popularized the diagnosis of orbital tumors by fine needle aspiration biopsy. He also has an interest and expertise in the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis and cancer and has an interest in the effects of certain medications on the visual system. To read about one of Dr. Slamovits' cases, please see this case, published in the November 14, 2014 issue of The New York Times Magazine, and also in more detail on the New York Times Well Blog feature Think Like a Doctor (Going Blind andGoing Blind Solved!)

Dr. Slamovits served as Vice-chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery for 14 years. He is currently in private practice and continues his affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Clinical Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery.

In addition to his wide-ranging clinical experience, Dr. Slamovits is a highly respected academic physician.

He has published numerous scientific papers, chapters, and textbooks, and has served on the editorial boards of:

  • Survey of Ophthalmology
  • Current Ophthalmology
  • Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology

He has also served as:

  • President, Program Director, and Executive Board Member, New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Chair, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic and Clinical Science Course, a multi-volume source updating ophthalmic basic and clinical information for residents and practicing ophthalmologists
  • Chair, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment (OKAP) Committee, which jointly with a committee of the American Board of Ophthalmology creates the written examinations taken by ophthalmology residents
  • Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology Oral Examinations
  • Member, Committee on Oral Prop Revisions, American Board of Ophthalmology

In addition, he is currently the Chair of the Membership Committee of the Manhattan Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Slamovits is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor and Senior Honor Awards and of the Secretariat Award for special contributions to the Academy and ophthalmology.

He has been listed in:

  • Town and Country Magazine's Outstanding Medical Specialists in the US
  • New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York"
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
  • The Best Doctors in America
  • The Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region

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