Alexander Barash

Vitreoretinal Surgeon in New York City

New York, NY

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Dr. Alexander Barash is a vitreoretinal surgeon in New York City. He graduated from Cornell University Magna Cum Laude with a distinction in research and earned his MD at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He completed his Ophthalmology residency in Stony Brook, Long Island and his vitreoretinal fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan. Dr. Barash has dedicated himself to providing eye care to those in need since medical school, when he was the manager for a student-run eye clinic providing free services to residents of East Harlem. Outside of his clinical practice, he helps conduct ophthalmic surgery missions around the world. He directed the eye clinic services on a mission to Peru, and has been a member of the annual mission trips to Mongolia since 2011. Dr. Barash is also an avid researcher and has published numerous medical journal articles and book chapters. At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Barash was awarded a prestigious Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, during which he investigated corneal stem cells’ ability to cure blindness. He was awarded a distinction in research for this project. He has given presentations at medical meetings throughout the United States and internationally and has won several awards. He is fluent in Russian and English, and proficient in Spanish and Italian.

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Diabetic Retinopathy
Eye disease
Ophthalmic imaging
Intravitreal injections
Retinal Surgery
Vitreoretinal surgery
Retinal vein occlusions
Macular degeneration
Work experience

2011 - Present

Virtue Foundation


Organized and participated in surgical missions to Mongolia

null - Present

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Vitreoretinal Fellow

Jul 2018 - Present

New York Retina Care

Vitreoretinal Surgeon in New York City

Jan 2019 - Jul 2019

Operation International

Director of Eye Services

Organized and oversaw medical and surgical mission (mainly cataracts) in Rakai, Uganda on behalf of Operation Restore Vision.

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Promise to Peru

Director of Eye Services - 2016 Surgical Mission


Jul 2013 - Jun 2016

Stony Brook University Hospital

Ophthalmology Resident

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

New York Hospital of Queens

Transitional Year Resident

Oct 2007 - May 2011

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow - Dr. Wolosin Ophthalmology Lab

I helped find better ways to grow corneal stem cells to treat patients with Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency.

Nov 2007 - Jul 2008

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Researcher - Ravi Iyengar and Avi Mayaan Pharmacology Lab

I studied drug interactions and molecular biology related to the A3AR pathway.


Jun 2003 - Jul 2007

Affinity Solutions



Sep 2003 - May 2004

Cornell Daily Sun



2007 - 2011

MD, Medicine

2003 - 2007

Cornell University

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

1999 - 2003

Stuyvesant High School

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