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Dana M. Blumberg, MD, MPH

Board Certifications: 
Expertise in: 
Cataract Surgery
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinical Expertise

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma Laser Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Education & Training

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
  • Internship: St Louis University Medical Center
  • Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve
  • Fellowship: Wilmer Eye Institute-Johns Hopkins University

Honors & Awards

2013 Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine

2011 NIH KM1 Award Recipient

2009 American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award

2009 Helen Keller / Pfizer Clinician Scientist Award

2006 Johns Hopkins University / Wilmer Eye Institute Teaching Award

About Dana Blumberg

Dana Blumberg, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology who focuses on glaucomatous disease of the eye. Her clinical interests include medical, laser and surgical management of primary open angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma, and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, as well as secondary glaucomas such as neovascular and inflammatory.

In addition to her clinical work, she is currently funded by the National Institute of Health for her work in screening and disease detection in community settings. Her research focuses on the potential reduction in glaucoma-related visual loss through novel screening methodologies. She is interested in reducing glaucoma-related health disparities that result from from lack of timely and efficient diagnosis and follow-up. In addition, she has research interests in comparative effectiveness with regard to glaucoma diagnosis, treatment and management with a focus on patient centered outcomes.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals:

Blumberg D, Nong E, Al-Aswad. Projected Impact of Glaucoma Screening Using OCT: A Comparative Effectiveness Study. Submitted to Archives of Ophthalmology. 2013

Rao R, Al-Aswad L, Ciarleglio A, Cioffi G, Blumberg D Optic Nerve Head Differences between Carribean Blacks and African American Patients as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography. Journal of Glaucoma

Daga Glass L, Cioffi G, Blumberg D. Optic Nerve and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Evaluation in Preterm Infants using Cirrus OCT. Journal of Glaucoma 2012

Hunter TG, Chong GT, Asrani S, Allingham RR, Blumberg DM. Simultaneous Bilateral Angle Closure Glaucoma in patient with Giant Cell Arteritis. J Glaucoma. 2010 Feb; 19(2): 149-50

Blumberg D, Quigley H, Goldberg H. Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of a Web-based, Interactive Skills Transfer Approach for Teaching the Management of Angle Closure Glaucoma. Journal of Glaucoma. 2009 Feb;18(2):107-13.

Lee PP, Blumberg D. Understanding the Critical Importance of Diagnosis in the Measurement of Quality of Care. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2008 March 126(3): 426-7

Blumberg D, Congdon N, Jampel H, Gilbert D, Elliott R, Rivers R, Munoz B, Quigley H. Sevoflurane, but not Ketamine, Lowers IOP in Children during Examination Under Anesthesia. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007 March; 143(3): 494-9

Books/Monographs/Book Chapters:

When to perform Glaucoma Surgery. Glaucoma Third Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2012

Diagnosis and Follow up of the Glaucoma Patient. Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions, Slack Inc. 2008