Professional Statement

Dr. Kazim is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery at the Harkness Eye Institute – Columbia University Medical Center. He completed medical school, an internship in General Surgery and residency in Ophthalmology at Columbia before moving to University of Pennsylvania- Scheie Eye Institute/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for fellowship training in Oculoplastic Surgery and Craniofacial Ophthalmology. He then took a second fellowship in Pittsburgh in Orbital Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology. He subsequently returned to the Harkness Eye Institute where he has practiced since 1990. Dr Kazim is world recognized for his work in the field of orbital disease including the management of complex orbital tumors and Thyroid Eye Disease. He is a member of the International Orbit Society, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(ASOPRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO), American College of Surgeons and is a founding member and first President of the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society(ITEDS). ITEDS fosters clinical research and patient education in he field of Thyroid Eye Disease. He is currently the chief investigator for several clinical studies for Thyroid Eye Disease. He has published over 100 article and book chapters, and is an editor or reviewer for a dozen peer-review journals. His clinical interests have fostered the development of multiple new surgical procedures and devices. He annually trains ASOPRS national and international fellows as well as nine Harkness ophthalmology residents. His enthusiasm for teaching has earned him the Departmental Teaching award on two occasions, AAO teaching recognition, and invitations to speak at over 200 national and international conferences, universities and hospitals.






Dr. Michael Kazim, M.D., P.C.635 West 165th StreetNew York, NY 10032


  • Other

Areas (4)

  • Eyes
  • Forehead
  • Lower Eyelid
  • Upper Eyelid

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Allegheny General Hospital

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Residency


    Columbia University Edward S Harkness Eye Institute

  • Undergraduate School

    Columbia College (New York, NY)

  • Graduate School

    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Valley Hospital

Awards & Recognitions

  • A. Behrens Memorial Award
  • Honor Award-American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • John Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award
  • Phillip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award- Harkness Eye Institute
  • Residents-Harkness Eye Institute Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award-ASOPRS
  • Senior Achievement Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology

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