Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD

Shirlee and Bernard Brown Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Service
Harkness Eye Institute
New York, New York

Dr. Jeffrey M. Liebmann graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1983, completed his ophthalmology residency at the State University of New York/Downstate Medical Center in 1987 and his glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Liebmann is presently the Shirlee and Bernard Brown Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of the Glaucoma Service. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Liebmann currently serves as President of the World Glaucoma Association and is past-President of the American Glaucoma Society, Secretary-Treasurer of the New York Glaucoma Society, co-editor of Journal of Glaucoma and is a member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association and Board of Directors of The Glaucoma Foundation.

Dr. Liebmann has served as President of the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology and as member of the ARVO Glaucoma Section Planning Committee and is co-founder of the New York Glaucoma Research Institute, the American Glaucoma Society Foundation and ASCRS Glaucoma Day.

In addition to maintaining a busy tertiary-care referral practice in New York City, Dr. Liebmann is Principal Investigator of the African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and is the author and/or co-author of more than 1000 medical and scientific papers, book chapters, and abstracts.

He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad on glaucoma diagnosis and management. His current main areas of research interest include the causes of glaucoma, glaucoma progression, glaucoma surgery, ocular imaging, and neuroprotection.