Marc Joshua Dinkin   Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Phone
  • +1 646 962 2020

Dr. Dinkin is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and a member of the Weill Cornell Eye Associates who specializes in Neuro-ophthalmology.

After graduating from Harvard University and Weill Cornell Medical College, he completed his neurology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital where he was also chief resident.  Following that, he completed a clinical fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA.   Before returning to New York, Dr. Dinkin spent two years as a neuro-ophthalmologist at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he helped develop a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the hospital and was Associate Director of the Neurology Clerkship.

Dr. Dinkin specializes in treating patients with vision problems originating from the nervous system, such as optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, optic disc edema, brain tumors, stroke, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) and double vision as may occur with cranial nerve palsies, thyroid eye disease, ocular myasthenia gravis.  He also sees patients with disorders of the lids including ptosis (droopy lid) and blepharospasm, disorders of the pupils, visual hallucinations and unexplained visual loss.

Dr. Dinkin has published numerous papers and chapters on topics in his fields including neuromyelitis optica, nystagmus, ischemic optic neuropathy and diagnostic imaging.  He has presented abstracts at local, regional and national conferences in neuro-ophthalmology and neurology.  He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several major journals in the field.   Dr. Dinkin is also an invited lecturer at the Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology, the Greater New York Ophthalmology Clinical Lecture Series, the New England Ophthalmological Society and has been awarded numerous awards for teaching and clinical care as well as the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Dinkin is currently accepting new patients.  Appointments can be made by calling 646-962-2020, or by visiting http://www.weillcornelleye.org/.

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Grants awarded

  • A Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Weight-Reduction Diet Plus Acetazolamide vs. Diet Plus  awarded by National Eye Institute Principal Investigator Subaward 2011 - 2013

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Contact

full name

  • Dr. Marc Joshua Dinkin,

primary email

  • mjd2004@med.cornell.edu

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Primary Affiliation

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University