Szilard Kiss MD

Szilard Kiss MD

Director of Clinical Research, Director of Retina Service, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Associate Attending Physician, New York/Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York


Dr. Kiss’s training began in New York City where he received his undergraduate degree with honors from Columbia College and medical school training at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He then moved to Boston to complete his ophthalmology residency and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship, both at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. At Harvard, Dr. Kiss was select by the faculty to serve as the Chief Retina Fellow. Dr. Kiss was then recruited back to New York City to join the vitreoretinal faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College and assume the role of Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kiss was recently named the Director of the Retina Service, overseeing and guiding all clinical, research and education activities within the retina division at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Kiss's clinical interests include complex vitreoretinal surgery and treatment of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. His clinical and translational research focuses on four broad areas: retinal imaging, ocular gene and cellular therapy, novel therapeutic targets for ocular neovascularization, and genetic markers for retinal diseases. Dr. Kiss has participated as a principal investigator in over two-dozen prospective clinical trials and laboratory investigations. He has authored over 200 scientific publications, given over 100 invited lectureships worldwide, and serves on the Editorial Board and as a Scientific Reviewer to a number of major journals, including New England Journal of MedicineJAMA OphthalmologyOphthalmology, and RETINA, among others. Dr. Kiss has won numerous academic and scientific awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship, the Paul Kayser International Fellowship, and the prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientist Award. For his academic and clinical contributions, Dr. Kiss has received the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kiss has been named to several regional, national and international Top Doctors lists, including The Ophthalmologist worldwide Top 40 Under 40Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in America, and New York Super Doctors Rising Stars.