Dr. Michael Engelbert, MD
Michael Engelbert M.D. Ph.D. is a vitreoretinal surgeon and medical retina specialist at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York in Manhattan. Dr. Engelbert received his medical degree Magna Cum Laude after which he dedicated himself several years to basic research in the study of endophthalmitis, a vision-threatening infection, that can occur after eye surgery. He earned... more... a Ph.D. for this work, and is considered a leader in this field. Dr. Engelbert is continuing this research at NYU in cooperation with Dr. Richard Novick, a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Before joining the residency program at Columbia University, he served his internship at Griffin Hospital, a Yale-affiliated center, where he was granted the Vincent D. DeLuca award for the best medical intern. Afterwards he was resident and chief resident at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Insitute on the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Campus. Following his residency training, Dr. Engelbert was awarded a medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and Columbia University. Dr. Engelbert is a member of The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), The European Society of Vitreoretinal Specialists (EVRS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He has published numerous papers on retinal disease, received several awards and has been granted permanent resident status in the United States in the category “outstanding scientist”. He serves as a reviewer for the premier journals in the field, including the Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina, Eye, & Graefe’s Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.
- Lenox Hill Hospital
- The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
- American Board of Ophthalmology
Education and training
- Columbia University, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Fellowship in Medical and Surgical Vitreoretinal Disease
- Griffin Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
- Medical School - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Medizinische Fakultät
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Awards and publications
- Engelbert, M., H. Miño de Kaspar, M.Thiel, T.Grasbon, C.N.Ta, M.Schulze-Schwering, V.Klauss, and A.Kampik. 2004. Intravitreal vancomycin and amikacin versus intravenous imipenem in the treatment of experimental Staphylococcus aureus endophthalmitis. Graefes Arch.Clin.Exp.Ophthalmol. 242:313-320.
- Engelbert, M. and M.S.Gilmore. 2005. Fas ligand but not complement is critical for control of experimental Staphylococcus aureus Endophthalmitis. Invest Ophthalmol.Vis.Sci. 46:2479-2486.
- Molecular Pathogenesis of Infectious and Inflammatory Eye Research (MPIIER) Travel Award 2001
- Circle of Excellence, Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
- Engelbert, M., E.Mylonakis, F.M.Ausubel, S.B.Calderwood, and M.S.Gilmore. 2004. Contribution of gelatinase, serine protease, and fsr to the pathogenesis of Enterococcus faecalis endophthalmitis. Infect.Immun. 72:3628-3633.
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