HomePhysiciansEbby Elahi, MD, FACS
Phone: (212) 570-0707
Fax: (212) 570-0505

Mon - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu - 9:00am - 5:00pm
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1034 Fifth Avenue


Dr. Ebby Elahi is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also serves as Director of Fifth Avenue Associates. An internationally recognized expert in ophthalmic and oculofacial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, 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. He is the past president of the Mount Sinai Eye Alumni Association and the past president of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society. After initially beginning his medical education at Louis Pasteur University in France, Dr. Elahi relocated to New York where he completed his undergraduate studies and obtained his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed his specialty and subspecialty training in Ophthalmology and Oculofacial surgery at Mount Sinai. For several years, he served as Director of Eye Care Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center prior to assuming the helm at Fifth Avenue Associates. Dr. Elahi has also served as co-director of Mount Sinai’s Ophthalmic, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program. Dr. Elahi also holds an MBA from Columbia University. 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. Alongside his clinical practice, Dr. Elahi is actively involved in research and education, frequently lecturing nationally and abroad. He is the author of several reference books focused on global health. 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. Several of his inventions have been funded and currently being developed.  An inducted member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Dr. Elahi is also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Jacobi Medallion, Mount Sinai's highest award, the Abraham Kornzweig Award for Excellence in Resident Education and Mount Sinai’s Auxiliary Board’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the International Community. For more than two decades Dr. Elahi has been an advocate for issues surrounding global health. Currently, he serves as Director of International Affairs at the Virtue Foundation, an NGO in special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations.  In this capacity, he has organized and led multiple missions to various countries around the world, including Mongolia, Liberia, Burundi, Cambodia, Tonga, El Salvador, and Ghana, providing surgical care and training while seeking to improve the delivery of local healthcare. Believing that granular data and artificial intelligence can lead to sustainable improvement in global healthcare philanthropy, Dr. Elahi has led an academic multidisciplinary consortium of data scientists with the goal of directing care to resource-poor regions around the globe. Dr. Elahi has been featured in various media including The New York Times, ABC, CBS, Elle and Vogue. For many years he has been recognized by his peers through such publications as New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors and Super Doctors. In addition to his own practice, Dr. Elahi also holds surgical privileges at Mount Sinai Medical Center, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Mount Sinai West.

English, French, Farsi

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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Opted Out

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

Professional Achievements
Board Certifications


Academic Titles

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Public Health

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Member, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Secretary, New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
Committee Member, MSSNY Committee on CME and Credentialing
Member, New York State Ophthalmological Society
Associate, Research to Prevent Blindness
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
President, Mount Sinai Eye Alumni Association
Member, Mount Sinai Global Health Task Force
Member, American Association of French Speaking Health Professionals
Director, Global Health & International Affairs, Virtue Foundation
Member, Benign Essential Blepharospasm SocietyMember, Steering Committee, Cornell Avon Center for Women and Justice
Member, New York Office-Based Surgery
Member, Mount Sinai Admissions Committee
Founder / President, Mount Sinai International Health Society
Former Fellow, American College of Physician Executives
Former Member, Mt. Sinai Ophthalmology Residency Admissions Committee
Former Member, Mount Sinai Executive Surgical Committee
Former Chairman, Membership Committee, Mount Sinai Alumni Association


Jacobi Medallion 2022
New York Magazine Best Doctors
America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Best Doctors
Alpha Omega Alpha, Lambda Chapter
Abraham Kornzweig Award, Excellence in Resident Teaching (2002)
Excellence in Surgical Teaching (2003)


Lo CC, Schwartz A, Elahi E, “An evaluation of the effect of intraocular lens iatrogenic surface aberrations on patient visual acuity,” The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Florida (2011).
Elahi E, Su D, Young A., “Canaliculitis involving mycobacterium fortuitum after dacryocystorhinostomy with silicone intubation,” Can J Ophthalmol 46(3): 291-2 (2011).
Landrigan PJ, Ripp J, Murphy RJ, Claudio L, Joa J, Hexom B, Bloom HG, Shirazian T, Elahi E, Koplan JP, “New academic partnerships in global health: innovations at Mount Sinai School of Medicine,” Mt Sinai J Med 78(3): 470-82 (2011).
Goldstein G, Park E, Elahi, E, Shohet M., “Surgical management of compressive optic neuropathy due to orbital osseous lesions,” Triological Society 113th Annual Meeting (2010).
Schulhof J, Schwartz A, Elahi E., “Post-operative symptoms following topical clear cornea cataract surgery,” Submitted for publication (2010).
Su D, Schwartz A, Elahi E. “Use of monopolar radiofrequency in treating blepharitis and associated meibomian gland dysfunction,” The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Florida (2010).
Elahi E., Spinelli HM., “Eyelid and orbital surgery,” in Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice, Saunders, vol. 1, 851-67 (2009).
Elahi E., “Age-related changes of the human orbit as measured by computed tomography: a longitudinal study,” ASOPRS Thesis (2008).
Eloy J, Jacobson A, Elahi E, Shohet M., “Enophthalmos as a complication of rhinoplasty,” Laryngoscope, 116:1035-38 (2006).
Elahi E., “They don’t see why you want to get in their way, in Harvest of Innocence (Leigh M, ed, Book Surge Publishing, NY; 37-42) (2006).
Spinelli H, Shapiro M, Wei, Lisa L, Elahi E, Hirmand H., “The role of lacrimal intubation in the management of facial trauma and tumor resection,” Plast Reconstr Surg, 115(7): 1871-76 (2005).
Elahi E. “Cataract surgery.” Magill’s Medical Guide, 3rd rev. ed. (2005).
Friedman A, Elahi E. Spitz. “Nevus of the caruncle,” European OphthalmicPathology Society, Prague (2005).
Elahi E. “Survival and hope in a globalized world.” Centerpoint Now, UnitedNations 60th Anniversary Commemorative Issue (2005).
Elahi E, Ellison J. “Perioperative retinoscopy as a predictor of final refractive outcome in clear cornea cataract surgery with topical anesthesia,” The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2003).
Elahi E. “Complications of cosmetic blepharoplasty,” in Atlas of Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery (Spinelli, H.M.) (2003).
Elahi E, Meltzer MA., Friedman AH, Som PM., “Primary orbital angiomatous meningioma,” in Archives of Ophthalmology, 121(1): 124-7 (2003).
Meltzer MA, Elahi E, Taupeka P, Flores E., “A simplified technique of ptosis repair using a single adjustable suture,” Ophthalmology, 108(10): 1889-92 (2001).
Parsa FD, Wolff RD, Parsa NN, Elahi E., “Upper eyelid ptosis repair after cataract extraction and the importance of Herring’s test,” Plast Reconstr Surg., 108:1519-24 (2001).
Parsa FD, Miyashiro MJ, Elahi E, Mirzai TM., “Lower eyelid hernia repair for palpebral bags: a comparative study,” Plast Reconstr Surg, 102(7): 2459-65 (1998).
Patel B, Elahi E, Anderson RL., “Pneumofornix: air under the eyelid, a normal finding,” Ophthalmic Surg Lasers, 28(6): 520-2 (1997).
Brumeanu T, Zaghouani H, Elahi E, Daian C, Bona C., “Derivatization with monomethoxypolyethylene glycol of Igs expressing viral epitopes obviates adjuvant requirements,” J Immunology, 154(7): 3088-95 (1995).
Pricop L, Brumeanu T, Elahi E, Moran T, Wang BS, Huszar D, Alt F, Bona C., “Antibody response elicited by T-dependent and T-independent antigens in gene targeted K-deficient mice,” Int Immunol, 6(12): 1839-47 (1994).
Elahi E, Lyon L, Ashton A., “Variability in physician productivity in an urgent care setting,” Mount Sinai Community Medicine Report (1995).
Elahi, E., ""Significance of DAPI staining on invertebrates as a tool to study DNA evolution patterns using the holarctic frog as a model,"" Hofstra University Report (1992).

Research and Special Interests

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Oculoplastic Surgery

Thyroid Eye Disease

Orbital and Nasolacrimal Disease