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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Engel, a nationally respected leader in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery for twenty-five years, has excelled in measurable domains of scientific investigation, clinical activity and teaching. His expertise spans medical and surgical retina, ophthalmic pathology and oncology, and the rehabilitation of traumatized eyes. An author of over 30 papers and manuscripts, Dr. Engel has been a pioneer in the use of bioadhesives to repair ocular injures, the cytological analysis of vitreo-retinal disorders, and the investigation of macular holes and retinal degeneration.


  • Medical School - New York Medical College
  • University of Michigan (Residency)
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook (Internship)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Johns Hopkins University, Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Fellowship in Retina

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and Publications

  • RETINA 'Repair of a Traumatic Scleral Rupture with Scleral Imbrication and BioGlue' April/May 2007
  • In Press, Archives of Opthamology 'The Effect of Partial Posterior Vitreous Detachment on Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness as Measured by Optical Coherence Tomography'
  • Former Chief of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Service at the Montefiore Medical Center

Language Spoken

  • English