Michael Engelbert, MD, PhD

  • Specialties: Retinal Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Phone: 212-861-9797

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal artery occlusion, retinal detachment, retinoblastoma, retinal surgery, eye floater, eye injury trauma, eye surgery

Credentials

Positions
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology, 2011
Education and Training
  • Residency, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Ophthalmology, 2008
  • PhD from University Of Oklahoma, 2004
  • MD from Ludwig-Maximillian University, 1999
  • Fellowship, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Vitreoretinal Dis.,
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  • Aetna
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Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of NY

460 Park Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of NY

902 Quentin Road, Suite 601
Brooklyn, NY 11223

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244 Westchester Avenue, Suite 407
Harrison, NY 10604

Research My Research

Interests

bacterial endophthalmitis, staphylococcus aureus infection

Research Summary

The incidence of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding infection of the interior of the eye is becoming an ever more important public health problem, since intraocular procedures have experienced exponential growth in recent years. The molecular pathogenesis of endophthalmitis (and many other bacterial infections) is poorly understood, and potential therapeutic avenues therefore remain unexplored. S. aureus is the most important cause of severe endophthalmitis (and many other sever infections), with less than half of patients regaining vision better than 20/200, the cutoff for legal blindness. S. aureus will be the focus of the proposed research. The overarching goal of this project is to characterize the organisms causing severe ocular S. aureus infections, and use endophthalmitis as a model of disease that affords an unparalleled view of the mechanisms involved in the molecular pathogenesis of bacterial infection. The specific goals of this project are to (i) collect and characterize bacterial isolates from ocular infections in a collaborative fashion both locally, nationally and internationally, and characterize them on the molecular level, (ii) analyze the host-pathogen interactions that lead to an untoward outcome in S. aureus endophthalmitis by employing genetically modified bacterial strains and knockout host organisms in animal models developed by the principal investigator, and (iii) therapeutically modulate bacterial gene expression and the host response based on the knowledge gleaned from (i) and (ii) to improve visual outcome of patients with endophthalmitis, or other severe staphylococcal infections. The principal investigator has an established network of collaborators both on the NYU Campus (R.Novick Ph.D., B. Shopsin M.D.) and outside of NYU both in New York (R. Rosen M.D., NYEE; S.C. Chang M.D., Columbia University) and outside (M.S. Gilmore Ph.D., Harvard University; H. Flynn M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; H. Mi?o de Kaspar Ph.D., Stanford University and Munich University, Germany) that allows for collaborative collection of bacterial strains and to monitor emerging etiologic trends nationally and internationally.

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • TOMOGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN RETINAL NEOVASCULARIZATION AND THE POSTERIOR VITREOUS IN PROLIFERATIVE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

    Vaz-Pereira, Sara; Dansingani, Kunal K; Chen, Kevin C; Cooney, Michael J; Klancnik, James M Jr; Engelbert, Michael Vaz-Pereira, Sara; Dansingani, Kunal K; Chen, Kevin C; Cooney, Michael J; Klancnik, James M Jr; Engelbert, Michael
    Retina. 2017 Jul . 37 (7): 1287-1296

  • Intrabursal and Subhyaloid Hemorrhages in Valsalva Retinopathy

    Balaratnasingam, Chandrakumar; Vaz-Pereira, Sara; Engelbert, Michael Balaratnasingam, Chandrakumar; Vaz-Pereira, Sara; Engelbert, Michael
    Retina. 2017 Jan. 37 (1): e1-e3

  • An Assessment of Vitreous Degeneration in Eyes with Vitreomacular Traction and Macular Holes

    Ghadiali, Quraish; Zahid, Sarwar; Dolz-Marco, Rosa; Tan, Anna; Engelbert, Michael Ghadiali, Quraish; Zahid, Sarwar; Dolz-Marco, Rosa; Tan, Anna; Engelbert, Michael
    Journal of ophthalmology. 2017. 2017: 6834692-6834692

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