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Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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Chair

Ira Udell, MD
Chair

Ira Udell, MD

Dr. Udell is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Northwell Health.  He holds the endowed Arthur and Arlene Levine Professorship of Ophthalmology and is the Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Dr. Udell is a Fellow, Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Distinguished Service Award and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).  He has served in the past as New York State Counselor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Director at Large of The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology (CLAO), past President of the Long Island Ophthalmologic Society and President of the New York State Ophthalmologic Society.  His research interests are in the area of corneal transplantation, DSAEK, ocular infections, allergy and ocular surface disorders.