Dr. Fingers’ Hospital Affiliations

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 The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, NYU School of Medicine, and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Our affiliation with these hospitals allows Dr. Finger 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 of Mt. Sinai

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 grew to serve up to 30 patients per weekly session.

Within the framework of the Ocular Tumor Service, Dr. Finger taught ophthalmology residents, fellows, international visiting ophthalmologists and medical students how to diagnose ocular and orbital tumors. In addition, Dr. Finger gave a clinical lecture series and participated in the tumor board to supplement resident education.

Firsts at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai:

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’ first radiation 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 of Mt. Sinai and thus has demonstrated his commitment to its patients.

New York University School of Medicine

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). Dr. Finger works closely with Drs. Anna Pavlick, Chief of Melanoma at NYU and Dr. William Carroll their top Pediatric Oncologist.

Northwell Health: The Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH



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 helping their eye cancer patients.


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