UPMC Doc Leaves Pittsburgh for New York City

A renowned UPMC doctor is headed to the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City to chair its department of opthalmology.

Dr. Joel S. Schuman had been director of the UPMC Eye Center and a professor and chair of opthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center since 2003. He was also a professor of bioengineering at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering plus had appointments to the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.

NYU said Schuman had along with colleagues found a molecular marker for the eye disease glaucoma and helped develop a 3-D medical imaging system for the eye.

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