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1 Andrew P. Schwartz, MD, FAAO ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Clinical Instructor Ophthalmology, November 2006 Instruct residents and medical students in clinical and surgical ophthalmology. Teach didactic sessions on cataract and refractive surgery. Direct phacoemulsification wet labs. Lecture in board review series at Mount Sinai Hospital in preparation for in-service examinations and write mock exams in preparation for board examinations. Elmhurst Medical Center, Elmhurst, NY Clinical Instructor Ophthalmology, August 2006 HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS Clinical Instructor Ophthalmology, Attending physician and surgeon, November 2006 Elmhurst Medical Center, Elmhurst, NY Clinical Instructor Ophthalmology, August 2006 Fifth Avenue Eye Associates, New York, NY Director cataract and refractive surgery, August 2006 Fifth Avenue Surgery Center, New York, NY Attending Surgeon, August 2006 Diamond Vision Laser Vision Correction Center, New York, NY Attending Surgeon, August 2006 BOARD CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007 Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007 EDUCATION Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL Doctor of Medicine, June 2002 Ranked in top division of medical school class Recipient of Alban Scholar s grant, 2002 Tufts University, Medford, MA Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Clinical Psychology and Pre-Medical Studies, May 1997 POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING Resident in Ophthalmology, July 2003 to June 2006 Chief Resident, July 2005 to June 2006

2 Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL Medical Intern, July 2002 to June 2003 CERTIFICATION Restor Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implantation Certification, 2006 Acrysof Toric Intraocular Lens Implant Certification, 2007 VISX Excimer Laser system Certification, 2006 VISX Customvue laser Certification, 2006 Bausch and Lomb Hansatome Excellus Microkeratome Certification, 2006 LICENSURE New York State license to practice medicine and surgery (6/2004) HONORS New York Superdoctors, Selected to be in the top 5% of New York physicians and published in the New York Times Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011 America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer Research Council of America, 2009, 2010,2011 Better Vision Network, Member Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, February 2006 Emerging Trends and Hot Topics Selection, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting, May 2005 Young Investigator s Travel Grant Award Recipient, Contact Lens and Eyecare Symposium, January 2005 Alban Scholars Grant Recipient, Stritch School of Medicine, 2002 Psi Chi national psychology honor society, Tufts University Dean s List, Tufts University OTHER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Active Fellow, 2007 Mount Sinai Medical Center Ophthalmology Alumni Association, Board Member, 2009, 2010, 2011

3 New York County Medical Society, Active Member, 2006, 2007 New York State Ophthalmologic Society, Active Member, 2005, 2006, 2007 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Active Member 2007 PUBLICATIONS A)Peer reviewed original contributions 1) Schulhof, J, Schwartz, AP, Elahi, E. Post operative symptoms following topical clear cornea cataract surgery. Currently in submission. 2)Saeed, AI Schwartz, AP Limsukon, Superior Vena Cava Syndrome:A rare cause of conjunctival suffusion. Mt Sinai J Med Dec;73(8): )Schwartz, AP, Tinio, BO, Esmail, F, Babayan, A, Naikoo, HN, Asbell, PA Ten Year Follow-up of 360 degrees Intrastromal Corneal Rings for Myopia. J Refract Surg Nov;22(9): )Schwartz, AP, Tinio, BO, Naikoo, HN, Babayan, A Asbell, PA Intrastromal Corneal Ring Implantation (360º ring) for myopia: A 5 year follow-up. Eye and Contact Lens May;32(3): B)Book Chapters 1)Schwartz, AP Ophthalmology in The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Freeman B, ed.. New York: Lange Medical Books/ McGraw- Hill, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Lo, C, Elahi,E, Schwartz, AP. (May 2011) An evaluation of the effect of intraocular lens iatrogenic surface aberrations on patient visual acuity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Schulhof, J, Schwartz, AP, Elahi, E. (May 2010) Post operative symptoms following topical clear cornea cataract surgery. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Su, Daniel, Schwartz, AP, Elahi, E. (May 2009) Use of monopolar radiofrequency in treating blepharitis and associated meibomian gland dysfunction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

4 Schwartz, AP, Esmail, F, Naikoo, HN, Babayan, A, Tinio, BO, Asbell, PA. (May 2005) Intrastromal Corneal Rings for Myopia: A ten year follow-up on visual outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Schwartz, AP, Naikoo, HN, Haji, SA, Asbell, PA. (January 2005) Intrastromal Corneal Rings for Myopia: A five year follow-up on visual outcomes. Poster presented at the annual Contact Lens and Eyecare Symposium, San Diego, California. Eidt, SC, Schwartz, AP, Dauzvardis, M, Goldberg, K, Elner, VM, Ahmad, AZ. (May 2002) Transcaruncular approach for removal of orbital floor: A cadaveric model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. McDonnell JF, Ahmad AZ, Snyder ED, Schwartz AP. (May 2001) Efficacy of supramid suture for repair of congenital ptosis. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. RESEARCH Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dept of Ophthalmology, New York, NY Researcher, June 2004 to present Assisted Dr. Penny Asbell and the research laboratory in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Mount Sinai. Worked on various projects leading to first authorship and journal submission of two original research projects, both of which were presented at national eye meetings. Obtained IRB approval, collected and analyzed data, and performed clinical evaluations of patients involved in the original FDA trials for Intrastromal Corneal Ring implantation for myopia. Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, Dept of Ophthalmology, Maywood, IL Research Assistant, March 2001 to January 2002 Assisted Dr. Amjad Ahmad with cadaver study evaluating the efficacy and practicality of a trans-caruncular operative approach for orbital decompression in Graves Eye Disease. Assisted in the simulated O.R. in which the exact surgical technique for the procedure is performed on cadavers. Assisted in the analysis of the data in which pre and post-op CT s are taken and volume measurements are made of the bony fragments removed. Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, Dept of Ophthalmology, Maywood, IL Research Assistant, November 2000 to March 2001 Assisted with retrospective research project comparing efficacy of different surgical repairs for blepharoptosis. Analyzed pre-op and post-op ptosis measurements after frontalis muscle suspension with autologous fascia lata compared with synthetic material. Mclean Psychiatric Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, Belmont, MA Laboratory Research Technician Psychopharmacology, September 1997 to May 1998 Ran clinical trial studying the atypical anti-psychotic medication Olanzapine. Randomized double-blind Olanzapine vs. Haloperidol 2 year clinical trial. Identify and recruit first-break schizophrenics. Kept all records for the investigation. Performed statistical analysis. Evaluated patients on standard rating scales of psychosis and side effects. Performed basic medical exams on enrolled patients. Children s Medical Center at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY Research Fellow in Pediatrics, Summer 1995

5 Assisted in pulmonary neonatology research studying surfactant delivery mechanisms for premature infants. EXPERIENCE Fifth Avenue Eye Associates, New York, NY Comprehensive ophthalmologist, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Aug 2006 to present Practice focus is adult and pediatric comprehensive ophthalmology, medical and surgical management of glaucoma, as well as advanced cataract, anterior segment, LASIK, PRK, PTK, ocular reconstruction and pterygium excision. Specializing in topical and small incision cataract surgery, multifocal lens implantation, laser vision correction and refractive lens exchange. US District Attorney s Office, New York, Eastern Division Expert Witness in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery, 2008 to present Testify as expert witness in defense of physician alleged malpractice within the federal healthcare system.

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