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Jay M. Galst, MD, FACS
Dr. Galst received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He graduated for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, NYC, which included a two month externship in Tropical diseases at St. Francis Hospital in Katete, Zambia.
He completed his internship at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ which was a Columbia University affiliate at that time and was a resident in Ophthalmology at the New York Medical College affiliated hospitals becoming Chief Resident during the last 8 months.
Dr. Galst was invited to the teaching faculty of the NY Medical College department of ophthalmology as assistant clinical professor and acting director of resident training for 6 years. At which time he advanced to Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.
He joined George Z. Carter, MD, a former Conrad Berens, MD associate, on the east side of Manhattan in the private practice of Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Strabismus surgery, and worked together for over 20 years until Dr. Carter’s retirement in 2003.
Dr. Galst continued in solo private practice of Comprehensive ophthalmology on Manhattan’s east side until joining Omni Eye Surgery in 2016.
He is was an attending Eye Surgeon at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary from 1980, serving on the Jorge Buxton Service and presently acts as Senior Attending Surgeon at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai.
Dr. Galst is an Inaugural member of the General Service and Strabismus Service of the Ophthalmology Faculty Practice of New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, serving as a board member from 1993-94. He taught ophthalmology residents Strabismus surgery from 1980-2015 and is still teaching residents in the comprehensive ophthalmology clinics.
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