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Howard J. Kushnick, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist & Glaucoma Surgeon

Dr. Howard Kushnick is a board-certified glaucoma and cataract specialist.  He earned his bachelor’s degree graduating Summa Cum Laude with high honors in…

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Education

  • Bachelor of Science

    • Summa Cum Laude, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Medical School

    • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Internship

    • Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

  • Residency

    • Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York

  • Fellowship – Glaucoma

    • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York

Accomplishments

  • Other

    • Residents Award for Outstanding Teaching and Dedicated Service, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

    • Outstanding Achievement Award for Dedication to Clinical Education and Commitment to Resident Surgical Instruction, North Shore University Hospital

    • Medical Book Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

    • Alpha Omega Alpha

    • Phi Beta Kappa

    • Dean’s Merit Scholarship

    • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Premedical Honor Society), President

    • Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honor Society)

    • Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society)

    • Dean’s List for all undergraduate semesters

Professional activities

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New York Glaucoma Society

Biography

Dr. Howard Kushnick is a board-certified glaucoma and cataract specialist.  He earned his bachelor’s degree graduating Summa Cum Laude with high honors in Biology from Tulane University. He then went on to earn his medical degree at the Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. He has been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the most prestigious undergraduate and graduate honor societies.

Dr. Kushnick completed his internship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan before completing his ophthalmology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.  After his residency, completed additional fellowship training in glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

After beginning his career in New York and being awarded several honors in teaching, Dr. Kushnick relocated to the Lehigh Valley where he has been in practice since 1999.

Dr. Kushnick is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

At OCLI, Dr. Kushnick specializes in routine and complex cataract and glaucoma surgeries.  He is expertly trained in all facets of glaucoma medical and surgical management including trabeculectomy, iStent, ECP, tube shunts, SLT, and the most advanced management of minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries.

Dr. Kushnick’s publications include: “Latanoprost for Uncontrolled Glaucoma in a Compassionate Case Protocol,” American Journal of Ophthalmology with B. Patelska, D. Greenfield, J. Liebmann, M. Wand, and R. Ritch; “Systemic Pilocarpine Toxicity from Ocusert Leakage, Archives of Ophthalmology” with J. Liebmann and R. Ritch; “Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) Can Aid in Diagnosis of Cyclitic Membrane, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science,” an abstract for Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology with U. Shabto, Z. Stegman, R. Hagadus, J.M. Liebmann, and R. Ritch; “Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Infection,” Current Opinion in Ophthalmology with J. Abramson and M. Mayers; “Methods of Mite Control and Attempted Somatic Cell Fusions in the Aspergillus flavus Group,” Honors Thesis, Department of Biology, Tulane University; and the “Impact of Transtelephonic Documentation of Arrhythmia on Morbidity and Mortality Rate in Sudden Death Survivors,” American Heart Journal, with K.D. Chadda, D. Harrington, and M.M. Bodenheimer.

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