Jason David Horowitz, MD

Specialties:
Ophthalmology, Retinal & Vitreoretinal Surgery
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Overview

Dr. Jason Horowitz, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, joined Columbia in 2011 after a rewarding 25-year experience delivering retinal care to the Waterbury, Connecticut community. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Medical School, Dr. Horowitz was an ophthalmology resident at Yale before completing a retinal fellowship at Cornell, where he trained under Dr. Stanley Chang.

Dr. Horowitz’s interests in ophthalmology are wide ranging. He is currently Medical Director of the Residents’ Eye Clinic at Harkness, where some of the most complicated and diverse patients in the world are evaluated and treated for an astonishing variety of ocular diseases. In a completely different domain, Dr. Horowitz has assumed the role of performing essential evaluations for retinopathy of prematurity in the infant patients of the world famous neonatal intensive care unit at Columbia’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York.

In yet another realm, Dr. Horowitz manages complex retinal and macular disorders in adults such as retinal detachments and macular pucker.

Together with his 36 years of retinal practice experience, Dr. Horowitz employs the full range of cutting-edge medical and surgical modalities in his practice. He particularly values the ability to use the most improved, up-to-date laser, pharmacological, and surgical therapies to successfully prevent (and, in some cases, even correct) profound visual impairment in conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and macular holes or epiretinal membranes.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disease
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Disease

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

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

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Honors & Awards

2018 John Martin Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

2017 John Martin Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

2011 Philip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

1981 James Campbell Prize for “Highest rank in examinations", Yale University School of Medicine

1977 Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter, Harvard College

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Research

Selected Publications

Park SP, Hong IH, Tsang SH, Lee W, Horowitz J, Yzer S, Allikmets R, Chang S. "Disruption of the human cone photoreceptor mosaic from a defect in NR2E3 transcription factor function in young adults." V. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr 19 [Epub ahead of print]

Sachdev DD, Yin MT, Horowitz JD, Mukkamala SK, Lee SE, Ratner AJ. "Klebsiella pneumoniae K1 liver abscess and septic endophthalmitis in a U.S. resident." Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51(3):1049-51, 2013.

Lincoff H, Kreissig I, Horowitz J, Silverman R."Intravitreal gas injection diminishes hyaluronic acid".Klinische Monatsblatte Augenheilkind 214(2):100-2, 1999.

Barile GR, Chang S, Horowitz JD, Reppucci VS, Schiff WM, Wong DT. "Neovascular complications associated with rubeosis iridis and peripheral retinal detachment after retinal detachment surgery." American Journal of Ophthalmology 126(3):379-389, 1998.

Heinemann, M.H., Bloom, A.F., Horowitz, J. "Candida Albicans Endophthalmitis in patients with AIDS". Archives of Ophthalmology 105:1172, 1987.

Lincoff H., Horowitz, J. Kreissig, I. "Morphological effects of gas compression on the cortical vitreous". Archives of Ophthalmology 104: 1212-5, 1986.

Horowitz, Jason D., M.D.; Stoessel, Kathleen M., M.D.; Waldron, James E., M.D. and Puklin, James E., M.D. "Nodular-Poorly- Differentiated Lymphoma with Intraocular Involvement." ARVO, 1984 supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences supplement: 256, 1984.

Horowitz, J. and Sears, M.: "Neurohypophyseal Peptides and the Eye: Use of Synthetic Analogs in Analyzing Effects on the Pupil." V. Graefe's Archive for Clin. Ophthalmol. 220: 253-356, 1983.

Horowitz, J.: "The Effects of Neurohypophyseal Peptides on the Intraocular Pressure and Pupil of the Rabbit." M.D. Thesis, Yale University, 1981.

Berman, E.R., Horowitz, J., Segal, N., Fisher, S., and Feeny-Burns, L.: "Enzymatic Esterification of Vitamin A in the Pigment Epithelium of Bovine Retina." Biochem. Biophys. Acta. 630: 36-46, 1980.

Berman, E.R., Segal, N., and Horowitz, J., "Distribution and Metabolism of Vitamin A in the Pigment Epithelium." ARVO 1979 supplement to Inv. Ophth. Vis. Res., supplement: 268, 1979.