Dr. Ebby Elahi is the Director of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates and FACES™. He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an attending at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Beth Israel Medical Center. A board certified surgeon, 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 president of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society and a Vice President of the Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Association
After beginning his medical education at Université Louis Pasteur in France, Dr. Elahi relocated to New York, where he completed his undergraduate studies and earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed his specialty training in Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center, serving as chief resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Oculofacial Surgery, training at Mount Sinai and the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary. For several years, he served as Director of Eye Care Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center prior to assuming leadership of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates and FACES™. Dr. Elahi has also served as co-director of Mount Sinai’s Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program.
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. Dr. Elahi adopts an artistic approach to non-surgical aesthetic procedures including botulinum toxin, fillers, skin tightening and a variety of laser and light treatments to improve skin tone and texture. His success with thousands of procedures stems from combining safety and skill with a strong commitment to achieving a natural and customized result for each individual. He derives deep satisfaction in knowing that patients who come to him eventually depart with renewed confidence and self-esteem.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Elahi is actively involved in research and education, frequently lecturing nationally and abroad. 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. An inducted member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Dr. Elahi is also the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards, including Mount Sinai’s Abraham Kornzweig Award for Excellence in Residency Teaching.
For the past twenty years, Dr. Elahi has been actively involved in issues surrounding global health. While in medical school, he founded the Mount Sinai International Health Society to promote student engagement in global health. Currently he is Director of International Affairs at the Virtue Foundation, an NGO in special consultative status to the United Nations, as well as a faculty member at Mount Sinai’s Department of Preventative Medicine and Global Health. In this capacity, he has led multiple medical missions to various regions around the world, including Mongolia, Liberia, Burundi, Cambodia, Tonga, and El Salvador. Dr. Elahi also serves on the steering committee of Cornell University’s Avon Center for Women and Justice.
Consistently recognized as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists,” “Best Doctors,” and “Super Docs,” Dr Elahi has been featured in various media, including The New York Times, New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, ABC, CBS, and NY1. In addition to his practice’s onsite AAAASF certified surgical facility, Dr. Elahi also holds surgical privileges at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, Elmhurst General Hospital, and the Fifth Avenue Surgery Center. Beyond his professional interests, Dr. Elahi is an avid musician and enjoys the arts, travel, and philosophy.Training:
- Undergraduate: Louis Pasteur, France and Hofstra University
- Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Internship: John Burns School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
- 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
- New York Magazine Best Doctors (2012-16)
- Castle & Connolly Best Doctors (2010-16)
- America’s Top Ophthalmologists (2006-16)
- Best Doctors (2010-12)
- SuperDocs (2009-16)
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Lambda Chapter
- Abraham Kornzweig Award, Excellence in Resident Teaching (2002)
- Excellence in Surgical Teaching (2003)
- Medical Student Teaching Award, Nominee (1999)
- Howard Hughes student grant, research in basic immunology (1993-4)
- Award for academic excellence, Hofstra University (1991)
Thyroid Eye Disease
Minimally invasive Orbital Surgery
Blepharospasm and ptosis
- 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).