Chairman of the Board of DirectorsNew York, New York
Chairman of The Glaucoma Foundation since 1999, and a Board Member since 1993, Dr. Harmon is in private practice in Manhattan, specializing in glaucoma and cataract surgery. His voluntary faculty positions include Clinical Associate Professorof Ophthalmology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Adjunct Surgeon at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition, he is on the medical staff at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH).
A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his internship in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in glaucoma at Cornell Medical Center. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Member of the Board of the World Glaucoma Patient Association.
Dr. Harmon has long been an advocate for public education about glaucoma and for widespread glaucoma screening. He has produced and been featured in news segments and public service announcements that have achieved national media distribution. One with the late actress Kitty Carlisle Hart resulted in thousands of Americans receiving free literature about the disease. Dr. Harmon has also conducted glaucoma screenings among high-profile populations such as the New York Yankees and Mets, and in large corporations. He has written patient educational guides, contributed to textbooks and published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Harmon is the author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Glaucoma – The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight” (Warner Books, 2004).