Odyssey Leadership Series: Dr. Eric J. Wolf CC'97 PS'02, Eye Surgeon and Professor of Ophthalmology

Program: Odyssey Mentoring Program
Start: January 28, 2021, 7:00 PM
End: January 28, 2021, 7:45 PM
Location: Zoom
Host name: Columbia College Alumni Association & Odyssey Mentoring Program


Join the Odyssey Mentoring Program on Thursday, January 28 to hear from Dr. Eric J. Wolf CC'97 PS'02. A member of the faculty of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Ophthalmology since 2006, Dr. Wolf is an accomplished eye surgeon and teacher. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia, a visiting instructor in Ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a member of the teaching faculty at Northwell Health, the largest hospital system in New York. His roles at these various institutions range from teaching medical students the fundamentals of eye anatomy and ocular diseases to leading monthly surgical morbidity and mortality conferences during which surgeons in training present videos of their surgeries and receive constructive input on how to improve as ophthalmic surgeons. Dr. Wolf also heads the cataract portion of the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital board review series during which he teaches residents from nearly all downstate New York ophthalmology residency programs.

Dr. Wolf is the author of many peer-reviewed journal articles and case reports, having published in a wide range of ophthalmology journals including Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Clinical Ophthalmology. He also assists resident physicians and medical students in developing research projects and publishing results from these studies.

Dr. Wolf has been in private practice in ophthalmology since 2007. His practice focuses on the medical and surgical treatments for corneal disease, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is a prolific cataract, cornea, and glaucoma surgeon and, most recently was the first ophthalmic surgeon to bring a novel, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery to Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Wolf is also an accomplished trauma surgeon and teaches residents from various hospitals the intricacies of the surgical management of traumatic eye injuries.

Dr. Wolf earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) in 2002. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at Columbia’s Edward Harkness Eye Institute in 2006 and served as the chief resident in ophthalmology from 2005-2006. Dr. Wolf continued his training at Columbia, completing his corneal surgery fellowship at the Harkness Eye Institute in 2007. Dr. Wolf has earned two Master’s degrees in the humanities: he earned a Master’s degree in Medieval Philosophy from Yeshiva University in 1998 and a Master’s degree in Medieval History from Yeshiva University in 2017. He graduated from Columbia College in 1997 with pre-medical concentrations in mathematics and religion. He lives on Long Island with his wife and three children.

Special Instructions:

Open to Columbia College students and young alumni