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Lois M. McNally, MD, FACS, FAAO, FCAP

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Residency Program Director

Department of Ophthalmology

Tel: (718) 270-1961


Background and Expertise

Dr. McNally graduated from New York University with her Bachelors in Mathematics and then attended SUNY Buffalo achieving her Doctorate in Medicine in 1982. After a year of Surgical Internship at NYU Medical Center, she completed her Residency in Pathology, also at NYU Medical Center, and achieved Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology. She then furthered her training at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital completing a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology and Ocular Oncology. Dr. McNally then completed her second Residency at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens in Clinical Ophthalmology and is also a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. Dr. McNally is one of approximately 20 physicians nationwide to be Board Certified and practice in these two fields. Since 1991, she has contributed to the Ophthalmic Pathology Education of nearly 400 Ophthalmology Residents in the NY Metropolitan area.

Research Interests

Dr. McNally is Board Certified in both Ophthalmology and Pathology, specializing in Ophthalmic Pathology and Oncology, after Fellowship training. She is especially interested in Ocular Oncology and the Pathogenesis of Ocular lesions and Systemic diseases as these impact the eye and visual system.


Undergraduate: New York University, Washington Square & University College – Major in Mathematics; Minor in German

Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo

– Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical: New York University Medical Center, Director: Dr. Vittorio Defendi
– Ophthalmology: Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens Chief Resident Senior year, Director: Dr. David Paton

Fellowship: Ophthalmic Pathology & Ocular Oncology: Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Director: Dr. Frederick A. Jakobiec

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