Lama A Al-Aswad Internal Medicine

Lama A Al-Aswad

Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
New York, NY 10022 (6 other locations)
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About Lama A Al-Aswad

Lama A Al-Aswad is a doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with other offices in New York, NY and New York, NY(and 5 other locations). They have 28 years of experience. Their

Dr. Al-Aswad has received the following awards:


Lama A Al-Aswad has 7 locations

Columbia Ophthalmology Consultants 880 3rd Ave Fl 2 New York, NY 10022
Columbia Ophthalmology Consultants 635 W 165th St New York, NY 10032
Eye Institute-Ophthalmic 635 W 165th St Ste 92 New York, NY 10032
The New York and Presbyterian Hospital 635 West 165th Street New York, NY 10032
The New York and Presbyterian Hospital 880 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022
Lama A Al-Aswad 222 E 41ST ST NEW YORK, NY 10017
NYU Ophthalmology Associates 222 East 41st Street 4th Floor New York, NY 10017


Lama A Al-Aswad has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Specialty Expertise

Lama A Al-Aswad has the following 10 expertise

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Blindness
  • Eye Pain
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Vision Issues
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Exam


2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.


28 Years Experience



University Of Damascus

Graduated in 1993

University Of Damascus Faculty Of Medicine

Graduated in 1994

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  • 880 3rd Ave Fl 2 New York , NY (212) 305-9535
  • 635 W 165th St New York , NY (212) 305-9535
  • 635 W 165th St Ste 92 New York , NY (212) 305-9535
  • 635 West 165th Street New York , NY 10032
  • 880 Third Avenue New York , NY 10022
  • 222 E 41ST ST NEW YORK , NY 10017
  • 222 East 41st Street 4th Floor New York , NY 10017

More about Lama A Al-Aswad

Dr. Lama A. Al-Aswad is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC. In addition to her clinical work, she currently serves as the Institute's glaucoma fellowship director, and is responsible for training both national and international glaucoma fellows.She received her medical degree from Damascus University, Syria, and completed a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. She went on to finish her ophthalmology residency at State University of New York, Downstate at Brooklyn where, in her last year of residency, she served as Chief Resident. She completed her Glaucoma Fellowship at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. In 2015, Dr. Al-Aswad was also conferred the degree Master of Public Health from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health for her work in healthcare policy and management.Dr. Al-Aswad served on the Medical Advisory Board for the USA ANIRIDIA NETWORK from 2004 to 2009. In addition to being a POC and Self-Assessment Panel Member (Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus) American Academy of Ophthalmology from 2004 to 2006, she also served on the Provision Development committee of the AAO from 2005 to 2006. Dr. Al-Aswad has been the director of the glaucoma screening program at Columbia University and served on the Columbia BSCS committee since 2006. She has served on a multitude of other committees as well, including the Columbia University Implementation of the Academic Tracks committee, Woman in Ophthalmology committee and Glaucoma 360 Program committee.Dr. Al-Aswad has received multiple awards, the most recent of which is Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2012 and the Visionary Award for Hospital Based Screening Programs from the Friends of the Congressional Caucus Foundation in 2011.In addition, Dr. Al-Aswad is involved in multiple clinical trials as a principle investigator or co-investigator, and has published in major peer-reviewed journals. She has published book chapters and teaching surgical videos in glaucoma as well.

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