Title: Clinical Professor Emeritus
Company: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Location: New York, New York, United States
Maurice H. Luntz, MD, Clinical Professor Emeritus at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Ophthalmology.
An ophthalmologist and educator with over 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Maurice Luntz has enjoyed a very long and successful career. From 1978 to 2005, he was a clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he is currently a clinical professor emeritus. Dr. Luntz also currently holds an adjunct professorship at New York University, where he has been teaching since 2000. He has taught at the University of Witwatersrand, and Oxford University as well. From 1978 to 1988, he was the director of Ophthalmology at Beth Israel Medical Center, and from 1992 to 2002, he was the chief of Glaucoma Services at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
Dr. Luntz chose medicine as a career because of his grandmother, who always told him that it was what he should do. He began his education at Cape Town University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1952. Then, in 1974, he received an MD from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has held several fellowships throughout his distinguished career, including from the Royal College of Surgeons in Scotland, College of Surgeons in South Africa, and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Luntz is a widely published author in his field, having contributed a number of articles to professional journals, as well as having served on the editorial board of Highlights on Ophthalmology from 1970 to 2008. He also served as president of the publication from 2002 to 2007. Some of his published works include “Innovations in Diagnosis and Management of the Glaucomas,” “Glaucoma Surgery,” and “Uveitis.” He is a member of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, and since 2001 has been a Commander of the Order of St. John. For his distinguished service and accomplishments in medicine, Dr. Luntz was a recipient of the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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