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Anthony J. Palumbo, M.D.


Anthony J. Palumbo, M.D. PhotoAnthony J. Palumbo, M.D.
BiographyFor more than 30 years, Dr. Anthony J. Palumbo has been providing patients in Upstate New York with advanced eye treatment in a compassionate and caring manner. Older patients often describe their visual experience by Dr. Palumbo as le mani d'oro or simply, blessed hands capable of restoring the golden gift of sight. Throughout his career, Dr. Palumbo's leadership resonates at the frontier of the advances in Ophthalmology while embracing new technology as he continues to offer his patients safer and more effective treatments. In the mid-1990s, he became the first Ophthalmologist to perform ExcimerLaser Vision Surgery in Upstate, New York. Following graduation with a doctorate in Medicine and Surgery, cum laude, from the renowned University of Bologna, Italy, Dr. Palumbo completed his residency and fellowship at St. Mary's Hospital/Rochester Eye Institute in Rochester, New York. He became chief resident of ophthalmology during his last year in the program. Dr. Palumbo also completed an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital. At Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester, New York, he completed a fellowship in medical and surgical treatments of anterior segment diseases, including glaucoma surgery, cataract and lens implantation surgery, corneal surgery, and refractive surgery. From 1990 to 1991, Dr. Palumbo participated in a refractive surgery fellowship in London, England with Dr. John Marshall, considered by many research scientists as the Father of Excimer Laser Vision Surgery. Dr. Palumbo is a leader in his field and in his community. He has participated in numerous volunteer and charity programs, and he has also served as a mentor and teacher. He has received numerous awards in recognition of the exceptional patient care he has provided, as well as for his involvement in humanitarian efforts. Dr. Anthony J. Palumbo was the honored recipient of the Physician CARE Award in 2000, given by the Faxton Hospital - St. Luke's Health Care System for excellence in patient care and exceptional customer service. In 2001, he received the SCROLL Award from the Central New York Academy of Medicine, Inc., in recognition of his meritorious achievement in the advancement of scientific programs and humanitarian attainment. Dr. Palumbo was also chosen as the Humanitarian of the Year in 2003 at the American Diabetes Association Annual Charity Affair. The Mayor of the City of Utica honored him with a proclamation on October 17, 2003 for services and contributions to his community with Recognition of the Dr. Anthony J. Palumbo Day.
IndustryHealthcare/Eye Surgery
TitleM.D., CEO/Medical Director
Current OrganizationThe Dove Eye & Laser Center
Type of OrganizationOphthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery
Major ProductPremier Cataract and LASIK Surgery
Area of DistributionNew York
University/DegreeB.S., Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University, NY; Master's Degree and Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery, Cum Laude, University of Bologna, Italy
BornUtica, New York
Honors & AwardsHumanitarian of the Year, Diabetes Association, 2003; SCROLL Award, Central NY Academy of Medicine; Proclamation by Mayor, Anthony J. Palumbo M.D., Day, 2003; Awarded Clarkson University's Highest Alumni Award, 2010 Golden Knights Hall of Fame; Honorary Member, Summit International Laser User Group, US Chapter, 1992; Lieutenant, US Navy; Navy medals include- Distinguished Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Service Commemorative Medal; Received the distinction of full qualification for Command at Sea on small ocean-going vessels; First Clarkson University Graduate Engineer to earn distinction as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology; A volunteer of 3 consecutive Annual Celebrity Chef contests sponsored by The Rescue Mission, Dr. Palumbo was awarded 1st place with the Gold Medal Toque for creative cooking, receiving the distinction of Grand Chef; In acknowledgement of his career achievements, diversity with both naval military service and medical science work, he is awarded distinction with a Lifetime Achievement Induction into Strathmore's Who's Who International Hall of Fame; Recognized for his philanthropic contributions to the Annie Clarkson Society; Awarded a citation from the NYS Assembly in recognition of his contributions to his community "by virtue of his energy, vision, intelligence and imagination", Mar., 2013
Published WorksN Rao, A Palumbo, J Aquavella, Necrotizing Tissue in Post Graft Rejection of Corneal Transplantation in an elderly female, AJO 1978; N Rao, A Palumbo, J Aquavella, A Ten Year Retrospective Study of Corneal Transplant Results in Patients of Diverse Ethnic Origins, AJO 1978; A Palumbo, J Aquavella, Early Results of Phacoemulsification in Cataract Patients with One Year Follow-Up, AJO 1982
AffiliationsDiplomate, American Academy of Ophthalmology; American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery; New York State Ophthalmological Society; Medical Society of the State of New York; European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery; Masonic Research Lab Associate in Biochemistry, Dept. of Gerontology, DNA Research of Aging Mechanisms, Utica, NY
Hobbies & SportsTravel, hiking, teaching, reading, the culinary arts
Career AccomplishmentsHas presented or participated in worldwide symposiums and seminars; Designed and developed the First Premier Eye Facility dedicated to comprehensive eye care at the renowned Dove Eye and Laser Center, NY; Pioneer and Innovator in Excimer Laser Vision Surgery in upstate NY since 1990; Has earned distinction as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology with over 100,000 Microsurgical Cataract encounters and 20,000 total Laser Vision Correction; First Intraocular Lens Implantation/Cataract Surgery (Iris Fixated) performed in Central NY (1977); First performed Cataract Surgery by Phacoemulsification on individually owned Phaco Unit in Central NY, same day surgery (1980); First Ambulatory based Excimer Laser Vision Surgery, Upstate NY, 1995; Three consecutive 1st place Gold Medal Recipient; Top chef
Work HistoryChief Surgical Resident-Ophthalmology, Assistant Clinical Instructor, St. Mary's Hospital/Strong Memorial Hospital Medical Network, NY, 1975-76; Assistant Clinical Professor Fellowship, Ophthalmology, Strong Memorial Hospital, NY; Adjunct Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology, Clinical Medical Education, Medical Student Training, Utica College/St. Luke's Hospital/St. Elizabeth's Network, NY; Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Science, School of Arts & Sciences, Clarkson University, NY
ChildrenDr. Joanne Mozloom; Terese Lyn Palumbo, Esq.; 2 grandchildren
SpousePhyllis Ann
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