Dr. Kichiemon Asoma, MD
Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist
**Please use the Zocdoc APP to select My Account; Insurance Card; upload photo of your insurance card**; we are only in some BUT NOT ALL versions of Aetna/BCBS/Cigna/Oxford/UHC plans; please call our receptionist at 212 500 1148 for any questions; we will send you our own medical history forms, so please do not fill out the Zocdoc medical history. In-network with BCBS United Nations employee plan and GHI PPO. Gentle medical eye exams with a kind, thoughtful physician and advanced imaging technology. Kichiemon Asoma speaks Japanese and English fluently. He went to college at Columbia University and graduated in 1999 majoring in neuroscience. He went to medical school and did his residency SUNY Downstate where he won the Excellence in Ophthalmology award 3 years in a row from 2003 to 2005 and was selected to be Chief Resident. Scholarship winner from Japanese Medical Society of America in 2003 and 2004. Currently Dr. Asoma is also a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching residents at SUNY. Dr. Asoma and Dr. Hayashi have been working together in the ophthalmology office and also on community service projects for years. He is board certified in ophthalmology, and also has specialized training in Laser Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK, LASEK) and corneal transplants, both traditional and new thin-laser DSAEK. Dr. Asoma also helps patients with dry tired irritated eyes, red eyes, glaucoma, diabetes, growths on the eyes, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, styes, allergies, early macular degeneration. Though he is an excellent surgeon, he knows the importance of preventative eye care and careful planning.
- Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
- Lenox Hill Hospital
- NYU Langone Health
- American Board of Ophthalmology
Education and training
- Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
- State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Residency)
- University of Texas, Southwestern, Fellowship in Cornea and Keratorefractive Surgery
Awards and publications
- Michael A.; Baalhaness M, Bradley A, Chamnongvongse P, Greenidge KC, Heath-Phillip ), Brevetti T, Zizi F, Jean-Louis G, Asoma F. Relation Between Acknowledged Glaucoma Risk Factors and Abnormal FDT Field Tests in Population-Based Glaucoma Screening. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci., 2005, 42: S3657/B15.
- Giovannini MG, Blitzer RD, Wong T, Asoma K, Tsokas P, Morrison JH, Iyengar R, and Landau EM. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Regulates Early Phosphorylation and Delayed Expression of Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in Long-Term Potentiation. Journal of Neuroscience. Sept 2001; 21: 7053 - 7062.
- Decreased Ocular Blood Flow in Patients with Advanced Optic Nerve Cupping. Analysis of Zero Flow 2005-2009 Cryotherapy as a Method to Decrease Recurrence Rates after Pterygium Excision with Amniotic Membrane 2012-present Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Resident Surgical Simulator Performance 2014-present Effect of Topical Interf
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