Kira Manusis, MD

After graduating summa cum laude from Brooklyn College (CUNY) with a Bachelor in Science degree in Biology, Kira Manusis, MD received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed a residency in ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She went on to complete a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the Harkness Eye Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia campus.

Dr. Manusis is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Honors Scholarship and Salk Scholarship. She has been a member of the full-time Ophthalmology faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary since 2006 and is actively involved in resident education and training. Dr Manusis specializes in laser vision correction, premium intraocular implants, laser-assisted cataract surgery, astigmatism correction, and corneal transplants and is often involved in complex cases with a multispecialty approach in patients with other ocular pathologies, limited vision, or monocular status.

In her spare time, Dr Manusis participates in the Volunteer Health Program (VHP) in the Dominican Republic, which is a group of 100 people of nurses, doctors, optometrists, and caretakers who serve the local community treating cataracts, strabismus, and orbital disease. Dr Manusis’ states, “Helping someone with no expectation of fame or reward is what brings me back year after year and reminds me of why I do what I do.”


New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mt Sinai


310 East 14th Street

New York, NY 10003 USA

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