Ebby Elahi, MD, FACS

Dr. Ebby Elahi is the Director of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates and FACES™. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an attending at the Beth Israel Medical Center. A board certified surgeon, Dr. Elahi is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.

After beginning his medical education at Université Louis Pasteur in France, Dr. Elahi relocated to New York, where he completed his undergraduate studies and earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed his specialty training in Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center, serving as chief resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Oculofacial Surgery, training at Mount Sinai and the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary. For several years, he served as Director of Eye Care Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center prior to assuming leadership of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates and FACES™. Dr. Elahi has also served as co-director of Mount Sinai’s Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program.

Dr. Elahi’s extensive clinical experience ranges from surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to complex conditions involving eyelids, the orbit and the lacrimal system. His special interests lie in the correction of age-related facial, orbital and eyelid changes, advanced surgical management of eyelid and orbital malignancies, and treatment of thyroid-related eye disease. Dr. Elahi adopts an artistic approach to non-surgical aesthetic procedures including botulinum toxin, fillers, skin tightening and a variety of laser and light treatments to improve skin tone and texture. His success with thousands of procedures stems from combining safety and skill with a strong commitment to achieving a natural and customized result for each individual. He derives deep satisfaction in knowing that patients who come to him eventually depart with renewed confidence and self-esteem.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Elahi is actively involved in research and education, frequently lecturing nationally and abroad. He is widely published in peer reviewed and medical journals and has contributed to several internationally-referenced textbooks. Dr. Elahi’s innovative approach to orbital repair and enhancement has resulted in several U.S. patents. An inducted member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Dr. Elahi is also the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards, including Mount Sinai’s Abraham Kornzweig Award for Excellence in Residency Teaching.

For the past twenty years, Dr. Elahi has been actively involved in issues surrounding global health. While in medical school, he founded the Mount Sinai International Health Society to promote student engagement in global health. Currently he is Director of International Affairs at the Virtue Foundation, an NGO in special consultative status to the United Nations, as well as a faculty member at Mount Sinai’s Department of Preventative Medicine and Global Health. In this capacity, he has led multiple medical missions to various regions around the world, including Mongolia, Liberia, Burundi, Cambodia, Tonga, and El Salvador. Dr. Elahi also serves on the steering committee of Cornell University’s Avon Center for Women and Justice.

Consistently recognized as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists,” “Best Doctors,” and “Super Docs,” Dr Elahi has been featured in various media, including The New York Times, ABC, CBS, and NY1. In addition to his practice’s onsite AAAASF certified surgical facility, Dr. Elahi also holds surgical privileges at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, Elmhurst General Hospital, and the Fifth Avenue Surgery Center. Beyond his professional interests, Dr. Elahi is an avid musician and enjoys the arts, travel, and philosophy.

Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Division of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY

Director, Fifth Avenue Eye Associates
January 2005 - present

Director, Eye Care Services
Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center, NY
August 2001- February 2004

Attending Surgeon
New York Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital 2004-present

Attending Surgeon/ Clinical Instructor
Elmhurst General Hospital, NY 2000- present

Fellowship in Orbitofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,
Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary
July 2000 – June 2001

Residency in Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York , July 1997 - June 2000
Chief Resident July 1999 – June 2000

Transitional Internship, John Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu, Hawaii , July 1996 - June 1997

Medical School, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York , September 1992 - May 1996

Bachelors of Art , Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York , September 1990 - June 1992

Medical School, Faculté de Medecine, Universit Louis Pasteur
Strasbourg , France, October 1989 - June 1990
d Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – Oct 2001

Professional Affiliations
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society
Member, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
Member, New York State Ophthalmological Society
Associate, Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Past president & Founder of Mount Sinai International Health Society (93-96)
Chapter Co-President, American Medical Student Association (94-96)

International Medical/Surgical Missions
Kingdom of Tonga - SEE international, Jan 2003
Cambodia - November 2004

Additional Contributions & Accomplishments
Mount Sinai Medical School Admission Committee Member, 2000-2005
Mount Sinai Executive Surgical Committee 2002-2003
Residency Admission Committee 2001-2003
VISX Excimer Laser Certification, June 2000
Founder - Surgeonesis.com, online AV resource for surgeons of all specialties
Fluent in English, French and Persian; Working knowledge of Spanish

• Excellence in Surgical Teaching, Mount Sinai June 2004
• Alpha Omega Alpha – Lambda Chapter
• Abraham Kornzweig MD Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching, June 2002
• Nominated for Medical Student Teaching Award 1999
• Howard Hughes student grant for Research in Basic Immunology (Mt. Sinai 1993-94)
• Summa Cum Laude (Hofstra University)
• Recipient of Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Hofstra University)
• NIH student grant for research in basic immunology (Mt. Sinai 1993-94)

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