The New York Eye Cancer Center maintains affiliations with three of New York City’s leading hospitals in the treatment of ocular cancer. Our patients have access to the highly trained staff, modern facilities, and advanced diagnostic technology offered by Mount Sinai’s New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, NYU School of Medicine, and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Our affiliation with these hospitals allows NYECC to maintain a network of relationships with the top physicians in New York and stay abreast of the latest developments in ophthalmology.
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Dr. Finger joined the Department of Ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and established its first Ocular Oncology Service in 1989. Under Dr. Finger’s direction, this clinic has grown and serves up to 30 patients per weekly session.
Within the framework of the Ocular Tumor Service, Dr. Finger teaches ophthalmology residents, fellows, international visiting ophthalmologists and medical students how to diagnose ocular and orbital tumors. In addition, Dr. Finger gives a clinical lecture series and participates in the tumor board to supplement resident education.
Dr. Finger started the first worldwide use of topical chemotherapy (mitomycin) eye-drops for conjunctival melanoma and primary acquired melanosis (PAM) with atypia at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Finger obtained The New York Eye and Ear Infirmarys’ license to use radioactive eye-plaques for choroidal melanoma, retinoblastoma, choroidal hemangioma, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Finger brought The New York Eye and Ear Infirmarys’ first National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Health funded study (Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study). This study brought The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to work with 44 eye cancer centers throughout North America.
Clearly, Dr. Finger has been a physician, researcher and teacher at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and thus has demonstrated his commitment to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and its patients.
New York University School of Medicine
Paul T. Finger, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York University School of Medicine. As a faculty member, in 1997 he established the Ocular Tumor Service at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Finger donates his time to treat patients from New York’s largest Public Hospital (Bellevue Medical Center). Ophthalmologists, residents and medical students attend this clinic and learn how to diagnose and treat patients with ocular tumors and orbital diseases.
The NYU Ocular Tumor Service is a unique service as compared to the other public hospitals in New York City.
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
Paul T. Finger, M.D. is also caring for eye tumor patients from the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH) in New York City. Having originally trained at MEETH, Dr. Finger enjoys seeing their eye cancer patients.
Within the frame-work of the NYU Ocular Tumor Service, Dr. Finger teaches ophthalmology residents, fellows, visiting ophthalmologists and medical students new methods of diagnosis and treatment for eye tumors.
As Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Finger is looking forward to attending, growing and supervising this new resource for eye tumor patients and their families.