Alexander Barash, MD
Professional AffiliationsAcademic Appointments
- Clinical Adjunct Surgeon, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, NY/NY/USA 2018
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary NY/NY/USA 2018
- Mount Sinai Hospital NY/NY/USA 2018
- Elmhurst Hospital NY/NY/USA 2018
Education and Training
- Retinal fellowship
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY, USA
- Ophthalmology residency
- Stony Brook University Hospital, NY, NY, USA
- New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY, USA
- Medical School
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY, USA
- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Dr. Alexander Barash is a vitreoretinal surgeon. 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. He now trains ophthalmology residents and retina fellows at NY Eye and Ear, Elmhurst Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital and has won three awards for teaching and dedicated service in this role.
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 eye clinic services on missions to Uganda and Peru, and has been a member of annual surgical 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. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, biking, and playing guitar.