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Geisel School of Medicine Board of Overseers

Eric Donnenfeld, MD (DC '77, MED '80)

Dr. Eric Donnenfeld is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University and specialty trained in cornea and refractive surgery. He is a pioneer in laser vision correction surgery, was a principal investigator of the Excimer Laser Study for Corneal Disease at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and participated in the studies that led to its FDA approval in 1995.

Dr. Donnenfeld has served as president of many professional societies, including the Nassau Surgical Society, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, the ASCRS cornea committee, and the Ocular Microbiology Group.

He has received the honor award, senior honor award and the secretary award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has written more than 160 peer-reviewed papers on cornea, external disease, and cataract and refractive surgery, and 20 book chapters and three books. He is on the editorial boards of seven journals and has participated in more than 40 US Food and Drug Administration studies. Dr. Donnenfeld recently received the Nordan award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as the outstanding cataract and refractive surgeon for 2005.

Dr. Donnenfeld is a graduate of Dartmouth College ('77) and Dartmouth Medical School ('80). He has particular interest in the interaction of the Geisel School of Medicine with all aspects of Dartmouth College.