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Michael Kazim, MD

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Ophthalmology and Surgery Harkness Eye Institute
Columbia University Medical Center
635 West 165th Street
New York, New York, United States

Michael Kazim is Clinical Professor of ophthalmology and surgery at the Harkness Eye Institute – Columbia University Medical Center. He completed medical school, an internship in general surgery and residency in ophthalmology at Columbia before moving to University of Pennsylvania- Scheie Eye Institute/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery and craniofacial ophthalmology. He then took a second fellowship in Pittsburgh in orbital surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. He subsequently returned to the Harkness Eye Institute where he has practiced since 1990.

Dr. Kazim is world recognized for his work in the field of orbital disease including the management of complex orbital tumors and thyroid eye disease. He is a member of the International Orbit Society, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American College of Surgeons and is a founding member and first President of the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS).

He is currently the chief investigator for several clinical studies for thyroid eye disease. He has published over 100 article and book chapters, and is an editor or reviewer for a dozen peer-review journals. His clinical interests have fostered the development of multiple new surgical procedures and devices. 


Representative Publications:

Prominent Proptosis in Childhood Thyroid Eye Disease

Levator Excursion as a Predictor of Both Eyelid Lag and Lagophthalmos in Thyroid Eye Disease

Modified Full-Thickness Blepharotomy for Treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease

Reactivation of Thyroid Eye Disease Following Extraocular Muscle Surgery