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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Ophthalmology


photo of John Danias

John Danias, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology, Co-Director of the Glaucoma Service

Department of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair Research, and Director Glaucoma Service

Tel: (718) 270-1530, (212) 288-0905 • Fax: (718) 270-7678


Background and Expertise

Newly appointed to the faculty of SUNY Downstate in Ophthalmology and Cell Biology, Dr. Danias is a prominent glaucoma specialist who completed a research fellowship in glaucoma and a clinical opthalmology fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center where he remained for ten years. He has been the recipient of multiple NIH/National Eye Institute research grants as well as grants from the Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation. His work has been presented nationally and internationally, and he is a very sought after invited speaker for both the basic and clinical aspects of glaucoma.

Research Interests
  • Neuroprotection
  • Gene expression in glaucoma
  • Gene therapy in glaucoma
  • Neuroregeneration

Medical School: University of Athens Medical School, Athens Greece

Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY

Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY