Sung Chul (Sean) Park, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Director, Glaucoma Research
Co-director, Glaucoma Fellowship Program
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
New York, New York
Sung Chul (Sean) Park, MD, is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Director of Glaucoma Research and Co-Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship Program at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (a division of Lenox Hill Hospital), New York, NY. He is a clinician-scientist specializing in glaucoma, cataract, anterior segment disorders, minimally invasive glaucoma/cataract surgery, ocular imaging and perimetry.
He is one of the pioneers in the field of three-dimensional high-resolution imaging and analysis of the optic nerve head and aqueous outflow pathway in human glaucoma and other optic nerve diseases, discovering a new set of pathogenic mechanisms. He also elucidated the risk factors and progression pattern of central visual field loss in glaucoma and revealed that patients with central visual field loss would benefit from visual field tests with centrally condensed test points.
Dr. Park has more than 50 peer-reviewed articles mostly as the first or corresponding author in top ophthalmology journals including Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS), and JAMA Ophthalmology, and has written 6 book chapters. He has given more than 180 original presentations and invited lectures in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Australia, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, India, Turkey, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
He serves as a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Glaucoma and was a member of World Glaucoma Association Global Consensus Meetings. He has been honored with many nationally or internationally recognized awards and scholarships, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, American Glaucoma Society Young Clinician Scientist Award, American Glaucoma Society MAPS Award, Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Fellowship, Eye Bank of New York Research Grant and New York Glaucoma Research Institute Grants.
Dr. Park received his medical degree from Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. After his ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, he finished a clinical and a research glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Then he joined the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s faculty in 2011, where he served as the Director of Glaucoma Clinic and the Director of Moise and Chella Safra Advanced Ocular Imaging Laboratory.