New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Celebrates 200th Anniversary and Honors its Pioneering Black Physician

Hosts Dedication for a Former Slave Who Became Country’s First African American Eye and Ear Specialist

MORE THAN A DOZEN WILLS EYE HOSPITAL FACULTY AND ALUMNI NAMED ON ANNUAL GLOBAL POWER LIST OF TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTUAL OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

The 2020 Power List is out and six Wills Eye Hospital faculty Ophthalmologists are named among the most influential figures in the field based on their scope of knowledge and professional achievements. Director of the Wills Eye Ocular Oncology Service Carol L. Shields, MD was listed the #1 most influential ophthalmologist in the world and the only female physician to make the top 10. Leaders were selected based on nominations from readers of the U.K.-based news magazine, The Ophthalmologist that publishes the list. The final top 100 list was released in March 2020.