(212) 753-8300

Curriculum Vitae

LAURENCE T. D. SPERBER, M.D. 

166 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 753-8300 Fax: (212) 752-4285

EDUCATION

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

August 1983-May 1987.

Awarded M.D. degree, May 1987.

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

September 1979-June 1983.

Awarded A.B., cum laude, 1983.

Major: Biology.

Kansai Medical School Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Summer exchange student/clinical observer. Summer 1984.

Selected by Kansai Medical School as a summer exchange student.

Participated in rounds, observed surgery and radiology procedures.

APPOINTMENTS & ACADEMIC POSITIONS

New York University School of Medicine - New York, NY

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (September 2006 - Present)

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (February 2003 - September 2006)

New York University School of Medicine/Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Department of Ophthalmology - New York, NY Residency Program Director (July 2004 - Present)

Surgeon Director - Manhattan Eye, Ear and ThroatHospital (June 2005 - February 2008)

Director, Cornea Service (July 2004 - Present)

Clinic Chief, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (July 2004 - Present)

Associate Attending Surgeon, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (July 1992 - Present)

Resident Instructor (July 1992 -June 1996)

Bellevue Hospital Center - New York, NY Assistant Attending, Department of Ophthalmology - (September 2003 - Present)

New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology Member, Board of Directors - (June 2007 - Present)

Eye Bank for Sight Restoration - New York, NY Medical Advisory Board Member (September 2003 - June 2009)

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary - New York, NY Associate Attending Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology (June 1999 - Present)

Lenox Hill Hospital - New York, NY Associate Medical Staff, Department of Ophthalmology (July 1993 - Present)

Wills Eye Hospital - Philadelphia, PA Fellow - Cornea & External Disease (July 1991 - July 1992)

Manhattan Eye, Ear and ThroatHospital - New York, NY Ophthalmology Resident (July 1988 - June 1991)

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Boston, MA Resident Physician (June 1987 - June 1988)

Harvard University Medical School - Boston, MA Assistant Clinical Instructor (June 1987 - June 1988)

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA Teaching Fellow (Summer 1983)

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Patel, N.N.; Teng, C.C.; Sperber, L.T.D.; Dodick, J.M. New-Onset Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis After Cataract Surgery. Cornea, January 2009; Volume 28, Number 1: 108-110

Sperber, L.T.D.; Dodick, J.M. Laser Therapy in Cataract Surgery. Submitted for publication

Dodick, J.M.; Sperber, L.T.D. Current Status of Phaco-Lasers and Trends for the Future. Submitted for publication

Sperber L.T.D.; Dodick J.M. Neodymium YAG Laser Lens Ablation in a rabbit model. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery May 1996; Volume 22, Number 4:485-489.

Dodick, J.M.; Sperber L.T.D. Current Techniques in Laser Cataract Surgery. In: Phacoemulsification: New Technology and Clinical Application. I. Howard Fine, Editor. Slack Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ, 1996. pp. 145-153.

Donnenfeld, E.D.; Selkin, B.A.; Perry, H.D.; Selkin, G.T.; Cohen, A.J.; Sperber, L.T.D. Controlled Evaluation of Bandage Contact Lens and a Topical Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug in Treating of Traumatic Corneal Abrasions. Ophthalmology June 1995; Volume 102, Number 6:979-984.

Dodick, J.M.; Sperber, L.T.D. Lasers in Cataract Surgery. In: Cataract Surgery: Technique, Complications & Management. Roger F. Steinert, et al Editors. W. B. Saunders & Co. 1995. Chapter 40 pp.448-456.

Dodick, J.M.; Sperber, L.T.D. Lasers in Cataract Surgery. An. Inst. Barraquer, (Barc.) 1995; Volume 25:85-90.

Sperber L.T.D.; Lopatynsky M.O., Cohen E.J. Corneal Topographic Changes in Contact Lens Wearers Following Penetrating Keratoplasty. CLAO Journal, July 1995; Volume 21, Number 3:183-190.

Sperber, L.T.D.; Schlossman, A. Contact Lens Fitting in the Difficult Patient. Ophthalmic Practice, Volume 13, Number 2, April 1995

Sperber L.T.D.; Dodick, J.M. Laser Therapy in Cataract Surgery. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Volume 6, Number 1; February 1995.

Sperber L.T.D.; Dodick, J.M. Laser Therapy in Cataract Surgery. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Volume 5, Number 1; February 1994.

Dodick, J.M.; Sperber L.T.D. The Future of Cataract Surgery. International Ophthalmology Clinics, Volume 34, Number 2 Spring 1994:201-210.

Sperber L.T.D.; Dodick J.M Laser Ablation for Cataract Extraction. Ophthalmic Practice, Volume 11, Number 5; 234-240. October 1993.

Dodick J.M.; Lally J.; Sperber L.T.D. Laser Therapy for Cataract. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Volume 4, Number 1; February 1993.

Dodick J.M.; Sperber L.T.D.; Lally, J.; Kazlas M. Nd:YAG Laser Phacolysis of the Cataractous Human Lens. Archives of Ophthalmology 1993; Volume 111:903-904.

Kremer I.; Sperber L.T.D.; Laibson P.R. Pellucid Marginal Degeneration treated by Lamellar and Penetrating Keratoplasty. Archives of Ophthalmology 1993; Volume 111; number 2:169-170.

Chien, A.M.; Schmidt, C.M.; Cohen, E.J.; Rajpal, R.K.; Sperber, L.T.D.; Rapuano, C.J.; Moster, M; Smith, M; Laibson, P.R. Glaucoma in the Immediate Post-Operative Period After Penetrating Keratoplasty. American Journal of Ophthalmology 1993; 115:711-714.

Sperber, L.T.D.; Raber, I.; Rajpal, R.K.; Chien, A.M. Changes in mean keratometry readings after Penetrating Keratoplasty. Submitted for publication. Dodick J.M.; Sperber L.T.D. Can Cataracts be Removed Using Laser Technology? Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, Volume 4, Number 2; June 1991:355-364.

Sperber L.T.D. Recurrence of Keratoconus in patients after Penetrating Keratoplasty. Study in progress.

Sperber L.T.D.; Zwaan J. Retrospective study on Congenital Esotropia: Compared the incidence of the development of fusion or stereopsis in patients operated on in the first 6 to 12 months of life with those operated on between 12 to 24 months and older than 24 months.

Sperber, L.T.D.; Zwaan J. Incidence of Ocular Manifestations of Sarcoidosis. Examined patients enrolled in the TP-5 (Thymopoietin 32-36) Sarcoidosis study at Massachusetts GeneralHospital. Eye examinations were performed on patients with known Sarcoidosis in an attempt to discover the incidence of Ocular Manifestations.

Sperber, L.T.D.; Branton D. Clathrin: Its biochemical properties and its role in Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis. Studied denaturation and renaturation conditions as well as the polymerization of Clathrin subunits into larger units (Triskelions) and their incorporation into coated pits and coated vesicles.

COURSE FACULTY

New York UniversitySchool of Medicine Cataract Surgery Course - Lecturer and Wet Lab Instructor - New York, NY - April 24, 2010

New York UniversitySchool of Medicine Cataract Surgery Course - Lecturer and Wet Lab Instructor - New York, NY - June 6, 2009

New York UniversitySchool of Medicine Cataract Surgery Course - Lecturer and Wet Lab Instructor - New York, NY - May 31, 2008

Harvard Medical School Intensive Cataract Surgery Training Course - Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary - Lecturer and Wet Lab Instructor - Boston, MA - June 2 - 3, 2007

Harvard Medical School Intensive Cataract Surgery Training Course - Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary - Lecturer and Wet Lab Instructor - Boston, MA - June 3 - 4, 2006

New Technology in Phacoemulsification - Didactic Course - AmericanAcademy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA - November 17, 2003

New Technology in Phacoemulsification - Skills Transfer Course - AmericanAcademy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL - October 21, 2002

Small Incision Laser Cataract Surgery with the Dodick Laser Photolysis System - Wet Lab - American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL - October 20, 2002

Small Incision Laser Cataract Surgery with the Dodick Laser Photolysis System - Instructional Course - American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL - October 20, 2002

Dodick Laser Photolysis - Wet Lab and Instructional Course - European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Nice, France - September 10, 2002

Small Incision Laser Cataract Surgery with the Dodick Laser Photolysis Surgical System - Instructional Course - American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA - November 12, 2001

Small Incision Laser Cataract Surgery with the Dodick Laser Photolysis Surgical System - Skills Transfer Course & Wet Lab - American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA - November 13, 2001

Using the Dodick Laser Photolysis System - Live Surgery Course - Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, NY - July 20, 2001

Sub 2 mm Laser Cataract Surgery Using the Nd:YAG Dodick Photolysis Unit and a Dehydrated Acrylic IOL - American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA - April 29, 2001

Using the Dodick Laser Photolysis System - Live Surgery Course - Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, NY - March 16, 2001

Laser Cataract Surgery - Sub 2 mm Cataract Surgery Utilizing the Nd:YAG Dodick Laser Photolysis Technology - American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA - May 20, 2000

Phacoemulsification - Combined course - Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Asociacion Venezolana Para el Avance de la Oftalmologia - Lecture "Management of Combined Cataract and Corneal Disease" - October 24, 1999

American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, Orlando, FL Dodick Laser Photolysis - American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA April 13, 1999

Dodick Laser Photolysis - Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY August 6-7, 1998

A System of Precise, Predictable Keratorefractive Surgery - A Surgical Approach to "Emmetropia" Instructor. J. Charles Casebeer, MD, Course Director, Chiron Ophthalmics Education Series, New York, NY - June 18-19, 1994.

Radial Keratotomy Course and Wet Lab. Co-Course Director. Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. March 1994.

Ophthalmology 1993: An Update for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses. Karen Fogelman, RN, CRNO, Program Coordinator. Topics: Principles of Phacoemulsification, and Keratorefractive Surgery. New York, NY - June 25-26, 1993

A System of Precise, Predictable Keratorefractive Surgery - A Surgical Approach to "Emmetropia" Instructor. J. Charles Casebeer, MD, Course Director, Chiron Ophthalmics Education Series, New York, NY - May 15-16, 1993

Masters of Cataract Surgery - Jack M. Dodick, MD, Course Director, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital New York, NY - June 5-7, 1992

PRESENTATIONS Sperber, L.T.D. "Intraocular Lens Selection & Perioperative Treatment", New York University School of Medicine Cataract Surgery Course - New York University School of Medicine - April 24, 2010

Sperber, L.T.D. "Intraocular Lens Selection & Perioperative Treatment", New York University School of Medicine Cataract Surgery Course - New York University School of Medicine - June 6, 2009

Baherestani, S; Cho, M; Sperber, L; & Dodick, J - Risk Factors for Posterior Capsule Rupture Necessitating Anterior Vitrectomy in Patients Undergoing Cataract Extraction by Phacoemulsification. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 7, 2009

Sperber, L.T.D. "Intraocular Lens Selection & Perioperative Treatment", New York University School of Medicine Cataract Surgery Course - New York University School of Medicine - May 31, 2008

Sperber, L.T.D. "Intraocular Lens Selection". Harvard Medical School Intensive Cataract Surgery Training Course - Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary - Boston, MA - June 2, 2007

Sperber, L.T.D. "Lamellar Corneal Surgery: The New Frontier". ORBIS Cyber-Sight Meeting, New York, NY & Sao Paolo, Brazil (via satellite link) - June 10, 2006

Sperber, L.T.D. "Intraocular Lens Calculations". Harvard Medical School Intensive Cataract Surgery Training Course - Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary - Boston, MA - June 3, 2006

J.J. Song, A.J. Kanellopoulos, L.T. D. Sperber. Initial Clinical Experience in Epi-lasik With the Moria Epi-K Epithelial Dissector and the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Excimer in 55 Myopic Eyes. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 30, 2006

E.C. Lai, A. Kanellopoulos, L.Pe, M.Jankov, A.Papakostas, L.Sperber. Is Wavefront Necessary for Re-Treatments? A Comparison of 65 Wavefront-Guided LASIK Enhancements to 64 Asphericity-Adjusted Enhancements. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 30, 2006

S.C. Barbarino, A.D. Papakostas, L.Sperber, A.T. Jue, Jr., L. Park, J. Kanellopoulos. Post-LASIK Ectasia: Stabilization and Effective Management With Riboflavin / Ultraviolet A-Induced Collagen Cross-Linking. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 30, 2006

J.J. Wong, A.D. Papakostas, A.J. Kanellopoulos, L.T. Sperber. Post-Lasik Ectasia: PRK Following Previous Stabilization and Effective Management With Riboflavin / Ultraviolet A-Induced Collagen Cross-Linking. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 30, 2006

R.H. Roe, J. Kanellopoulos, A.Papakostas, L.Pe, L.Sperber, M.Jankov. A Prospective Evaluation of Asphericity Adjusted LASIK With the Allegretto-Wave and the M2 in 645 Eyes. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 3, 2006

I. Donsoff, A. Kanellopoulos, L.Pe, M.Jankov, L.T.D.. Sperber, Evaluation of an Ultrasonic Elasticity Measurement Device in Order to Diagnose and Manage Keratoconus. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 3, 2005

A.J. Brucker, L.Pe, L.T. D. Sperber, A. Kanellopoulos. Evaluation of Post-Myopic LASIK Regression for Cornea Ectasia and Increase of Globe Length With Optical Interference Biometry in 500 Consecutive Eyes. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 4, 2005

Sperber, L.T.D. "Wavefront Update" - St. Vincent's Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY. April 27, 2005

Sperber, L.T.D. "Dodick Laser Photolysis - Surgical Techniques" New Technology in Phacoemulsification - Instruction Course. American Academy of Ophthalmology - Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California - November 17, 2003

Sperber, L.T.D. "LASIK and Wavefront Technology" - St. Vincent's Hospital Grand Rounds, September 17, 2003 Sperber, L.T.D. "Surgery Using the Dodick Laser Photolysis System" - St. Vincent's Hospital Grand Rounds, March 5, 2003

Sperber, L.T.D. "Laser Cataract Surgery Using the Dodick Laser Photolysis System" - Invited Lecturer, West Virginia Eye Institute, Annual Fall Meeting, Morgantown, WV, October 27, 2001.

Sperber, L.T.D. "LASIK and Wavefront Technology" - Invited Lecturer, West Virginia Eye Institute, Annual Fall Meeting, Morgantown, WV, October 27, 2001.

Sperber, L.T.D. "Nd:YAG Laser Photolysis" - Guest Lecturer, Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians Annual Meeting, Cromwell, CT, June 8, 2001

Sperber, L.T.D. "LASIK and Wavefront Technology" - Guest Lecturer, Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians Annual Meeting, Cromwell, CT, June 8, 2001

Sperber, L.T.D. "Laser Cataract Surgery Using Dodick Laser Photolysis" - American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA - April 28, 2001

Sperber, L.T.D. "LASIK Flap Complications", Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital Grand Rounds, September 2000

Sperber, L.T.D. "Refractive Surgery 1996: Where Are We and Where Are We Going". Department of Ophthalmology, Downstate Medical School Grand Rounds (May 1996).

Sperber, L.T.D. "The Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Refractive Surgery" Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Biennial Alumni Meeting (January 1996).

Sperber, L.T.D. "Refractive Surgery 1995: A Review of Current Techniques in Refractive Surgery" Department of Ophthalmology, Lenox Hill Hospital Grand Rounds. (March 1995).

Schlossman, A., Sperber, L.T.D., Mackie's 3 & 9 O'clock Keratopathy. Presented to the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (January 1995).

Donnenfeld, E.D.; Selkin, B.A.; Perry, H.D.; Selkin, G.T.; Cohen, A.J.; Moadel, K; Schrier, A; Sperber, L.T.D. Controlled Evaluation of Bandage Contact Lens and a Topical NSAID in the Treatment of Traumatic Corneal Abrasions. Presented to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, San Francisco, CA (November 1994).

Cohen E.J, Gomez J, Lopatynsky J.O., Sperber L.T.D. The Topography of the Cornea Following Penetrating Keratoplasty: Is It Safe to Fit a Contact Lens? Presented to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, San Francisco, CA (October 1994).

Schlossman, A, Sperber L.T.D., Contact Lens Fitting in the Difficult Patient. Presented to the International Medical Contact Lens Society Meeting, TorontoCanada (June 1994).

Sperber L.T.D. Cataract Surgery and Corneal Disease. Presented to the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology Spring Meeting. New York, NY (April 23, 1994).

Sperber L.T.D. Radial Keratotomy 1993: A Review of Current Radial Keratometry Techniques. Presented to The Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Alumni Meeting. New York, NY. (December 10-11, 1993)

Sambursky D, Sperber L.T.D. Blunt Trauma After Sutureless Cataract Surgery: Clear Corneal Versus Scleral Tunnel Incisions. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, May 1993.

Moadel K, Sambursky D, Sperber L.T.D., Salevitz M, Dodick J.M. Cataract Wound Dehiscence. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Sarasota, FL, May 1993.

Sperber L.T.D., Laser Phacolysis. Presented to The Association of Operating Room Nurses Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 1993.

Sperber L.T.D., Lopatynsky M, Cohen E.J. Corneal Topographic Changes in Contact Lens Wearers. Presented to The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, January 1993.

Sperber L.T.D., RaberI., Rajpal R.K., et al. Changes in mean keratometry readings after Penetrating Keratoplasty. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, May 1992.

Sperber L.T.D., Lopatynsky M, Cohen E.J. Corneal Topographic Changes in Contact Lens Wearers. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, May 1992.

Chien A.M., Schmidt C.M., Cohen E.J., Rajpal R.K., Sperber L.T.D., Rapuano C.J., Moster M, Smith M, Laibson P.R. Acute Glaucoma after Penetrating Keratoplasty. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, May 1992.

Rajpal R.K., Sperber L.T.D., Chien A.M., Cohen E.J., Rapuano C.J., Laibson P.R. Corneal Ulcers Related to Contact Lenses. Presented to The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, May 1992.

Laibson P.R., Rajpal R.K., Sperber L.T.D., Chien A.M., Rapuano C.J., Cohen E.J. Corneal Ulcers Related to Contact Lenses. Presented to The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, January 1992

Sperber L.T.D., Dodick J.M. Nd:YAG Laser Phacolysis: An Acute Study in Rabbits. Presented to The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 1990.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified, October 1992, Recertified, October 2002)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (Member, 1992, Fellow, 1993)

American Medical Association, Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

International Society of Refractive Surgery

Eye Bank for Sight Restoration (Medical Advisory Board Member)

New York Intraocular Lens Implant Society

Manhattan Ophthalmological Society

Ophthalmic Laser Surgical Society

Eye Bank Association of America

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group

American Academy of Ophthalmology Refractive Surgery Interest Group

New York State Ophthalmological Society

Medical Society of the State of New York

New York State Medical License (Number 175340)