Noga Harizman, MD

Cataract Surgery, Cornea & External Disorders, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology
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Dr. Noga Harizman, MD is Associate Professor at Columbia University Irving Medical Center specializing in glaucoma and cornea.

Dr. Harizman is a leader in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery techniques, both as a teacher and practitioner. She also specializes in management techniques for corneal ulcers, endophthalmitis, and endothelial keratoplasty. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Harizman was the Director of Glaucoma services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, and served as an attending physician and preceptor for resident glaucoma clinics. She was deeply involved in creating the glaucoma surgical curriculum and supervising resident and laser surgical cases. For her outstanding educational leadership, she received the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Teaching Award in 2011.

A native New Yorker born to Israeli parents, Dr. Harizman grew up in and was schooled and medically trained in Israel. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Medical School. Immediately upon graduating from ophthalmology residency, she began teaching and tutoring medical students on ocular anatomy and disease as a Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She then completed sequential fellowships in glaucoma and cornea at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where she joined the full-time faculty in 2008.

In addition to her accolades as a distinguished physician-educator with international experience and expertise, Dr. Harizman is known for being an effective and caring mentor for medical students, residents and fellows. She has maintained the highest professional and ethical standards and, enjoys providing care for her new and long-term patients, all while managing a full family life.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Laser Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Honors & Awards

2011 Residents teaching Award New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

2007 Winning Cornea Poster at American society of cataract and refractive surgery (ASCRS): "Anterior Segment Ocular Coherence Tomography (SL-OCT Following;DSAEK" N. Harizman, D.Ritterband, E. Chiu, B. Ovodenko, S. Dorairaj, R. Koplin, J. Seedor.

2005 National Eye Institute travel grant for ARVO

2004 Fellowship grant, American Physicians Fellowship for medicine in Israel (APF)

2003 Traveling Award for Research presentation at ARVO

2002 Research grant, Claire & Amedee Maratier Institute for the study of visual disorders & blindness, Sackler faculty of medicine, Tel-Aviv University

2002 Excellency in ophthalmology board qualification examination (Step B). The Israeli scientific medical committee

2000 Best resident award and traveling award to AAO. Surgical division of the Sheba medical center, Tel-Hashomer Hospital, Israel


Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

2014 Barequet IS, Harizman N, Ziv H, Rosner M. Healing rate of corneal erosions: comparison of the effect of chloramphenicol eye drops and ointment and high-concentration hyaluronic Acid in an animal model. Cornea. 2014 Oct;33(10):1080-2.

2009 Reddy S, Xing D, Arthur SN, Harizman N, Dorairaj S, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. HRT III glaucoma probability score and Moorfields regression across the glaucoma spectrum. J Glaucoma. 2009 Jun-Jul;18(5):368-72.

2009 Shih CY, Ritterband DC, Palmiero PM, Seedor JA, Papachristou G, Harizman N, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. The use of postoperative slit-lamp optical coherence tomography to predict primary failure in descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 May;147(5):796-800, 800.

2007 Ritterband DC, Shapiro D, Trubnik V, Marmor M, Meskin S, Seedor J, Liebmann JM, Tello C, Koplin R, Harizman N, Shabto U, Ritch R. Penetrating keratoplasty with pars plana glaucoma drainage devices. Cornea. 2007 Oct;26(9):1060-6.

2007 Hood DC, Harizman N, Kanadani FN, Grippo TM, Baharestani S, Greenstein VC, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Retinal nerve fiber measured with optical coherence tomography (OCT) accurately detects confirmed glaucomatous damage. Br J Ophthalmol 2007 Jul;91(7):905-7.

2007 Levkovitch-Verbin H, Harizman N, Darik R, Nisgav Y, Vander S, Melamed S. Regulation of cell death survival pathways in experimental glaucoma. Exp Eye Res. 2007 May.

2007 Segev F, Assia EI, Harizman N, Barequet I, Almer Z, Raz J, Moisseiev J. Corneal lacerations by sharp objects in children seven years of age and younger. Cornea 2007 Apr;26(3):319-23.

2007 Oliveira C, Harizman N, Girkin CA, Xie A, Tello C, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Axial length and optic disc size in normal eyes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jan;91(1):37-9.

2006 Zelefsky JR, Harizman N, Mora R, Ilitchev E, Tello C, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. Assessment of a race-specific normative HRT-III database to differentiate glaucomatous from normal eyes. J Glaucoma. 2006 Dec;15(6):548-51.

2006 Harizman N, Oliveira C, Chiang A, Tello C, Marmor M, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. The ISNT rule and differentiation of normal from glaucomatous eyes. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Nov;124(11):1579-83.

2006 Barkana Y, Harizman N, Gerber Y, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. measurements of optic disk size with HRT II, Stratus OCT, and funduscopy are not interchangeable. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Sep;142(3):375-80.

2006 Kanadani FN, Hood DC, Grippo TM, Wangsupadilok B, Harizman N, Greenstein VC, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Structural and functional assessment of the macular region in patients with glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006 Nov;90(11):1393-7.

2006 Harizman N, Zelefsky JR, Ilitchev E, Tello C, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. Detection of glaucoma using operator-dependent versus operator-independent classification in the Heidelberg retinal tomograph-III. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006 Nov;90(11):1390-2.

2005 Harizman N, Ben-Cnaan R, Goldenfeld M, Levkovitch-Verbin H, Melamed S. Donor scleral patch for treating hypotony due to leaking and/or overfiltering blebs. J Glaucoma. 2005 Dec;14(6):492-6.

2005 Levkovitch-Verbin H, Quigley HA, Martin KR, Harizman N, Valenta DF, Pease ME, Melamed S. The transcription factor c-jun is activated in retinal ganglion cells in experimental rat glaucoma. Exp Eye Res. 80(5):663-70, 2005

2002 Sachs D, Harizman N. Secondary intraocular lens implantation in aphakia. Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update. 3: 273-8, 2002

2002 Moisseiev J, Arazi T, Harizman N, Treister G. A prognostic score for penetrating ocular injury with intraocular foreign body. Ann Ophthalmol 34(1):34-8, 2002

2001 Moisseiev J, Segev F, Harizman N, Arazi T, Rotenstreich Y, Assia EI. Primary cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation in penetrating ocular trauma. Ophthalmology 108(6):1099-103, 2001

2000 Wysenbeek YS, Blank-Porat D, Harizman N, Wygnanski-Jaffe T, Keller N, Avni I. The reculture technique: individualizing the treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Cornea 19(4):464-7, 2000

Non Peer-Review Publications:

2015 Correlation of Tono-Pen and Pneumotonometer Measurements from Four Scleral Quadrants with Intraocular Pressure Measurements from the Cornea" Tai TYT, Vinod K, Harizman N. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 6:504, 2015

2015 Glaucoma after Penetrating Keratoplasty. Xu L, Harizman N, Tai TYT. Glaucoma Today November/December 2015

2014 The Literature. Glaucoma literature review. Harizman N, Vinod K. Glaucoma Today September/October 2014