Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Dr. MacKay has lectured around the world on new developments in eye research. She has published more than 40 original peer reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, and several book chapters, on eye disease. She was co-director of the ERG clinic at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for 25 years. She was the first woman to achieve the rank of Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University (the highest academic title).

ACADEMIC TRAINING

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, BA cum laude, 1964.
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn NY, MD 1977

TRAINEESHIP

A. Internship Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY 1977 – 1978
B. Residency Edward S Harkness Eye Institute, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 1978 – 1981
C. Fellowship Heed Fellow in Retina and Ocular Genetics, Edward S Harkness Institute, NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY and Bellevue Hospital, New York NY 1981 – 1982

BOARD QUALIFICATIONS

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1978
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1982

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1978 – present
The Association For Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 1978 – present
Manhattan Ophthalmological Society, 1994 – present
The Retina Society, 1996 – present
The Society of Heed Fellows, 1981 – present

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons, since 2003

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

Attending Ophthalmologist, Edward Harness Eye Institute, NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Associate Adjunct Surgeon, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
Assistant Attending Surgeon, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY

HONORS

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1997
Richard C. Troutman, MD, Master Teacher Award in Ophthalmology, April 27, 2002
“The Best Doctors, New York Metro Area”: Castle Connolly Guide, since 1994
“The Best Doctors in America: North East Region, 1996 – 1997”: Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, SC

PUBLICATIONS

Original Peer Reviewed Articles

1) Fink, A., MacKay, CJ, and Cutler, SS, Sicca Complex and Cholestatic Jaundice in Two Members
of a Family Caused by Thiabendazole. Tr. Am. Ophth. Soc., vol. LXXVI, 1978.

2) MacKay, CJ, Abramson, DH, Ellsworth, RM, Kitchin FD, and Pesche, M, Lactate Dehydrogenase
in Tears. Am. Jour. Of Ophth. 90: pp 385 – 387, 1980.

3) Abramson, DH, MacKay, CJ and Coleman, DJ, Pilocarpine-Induced Retinal Tear. Glaucoma, Jan. – Feb. 1981.

4) MacKay, CJ, Koester, CJ, and Campbell, CJ. The Corneal Endothelium Following Retinal Photocoagulation. Annals of Ophthalmology, Vol. 15, Number 4, pp 346 – 351, 1983.

5) Gouras, P, Mackay, CJ, and Eggers, H. Progressive Cone Dystrophy, Nyctalopia, and Supranormal Rod Responses; A New Retinal Degeneration. Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 101, No 5: pp 718 -724, 1983.

6) Anyane-Yeboa, K, MacKay, CJ, Taterka, P, Merkrebs, A and Allendorf, D. Cleft Lip and Palate, Corneal Opacities, and Profound Psychomotor Retardation – A New Genetic Syndrome? Cleft Palate Journal, Vol. 20, No 3, pp 246 – 250, July 1983.

7) MacKay, CJ, Abramson, DH, and Ellsworth, RM, Metastatic Patterns of Retinoblastoma. Archives
of Ophthalmology, Vol. 102, No 3, pp 391 – 396, 1984.

8) Gouras, P, MacKay, CJ, Ivert L Mittle, R. Neuwirth, J, and Eggers, H. Computer Assisted Spectral Electroretinography In Vitrectomy Patients. Ophthalmology, Vol. 92, No 1, pp 83 – 90, 985

9) Gouras, P, MacKay, CJ, Computer Assisted Spectral Electroretinography (CASE): A Tool for Examining of Hereditary Retinal Degenerations. In: Retinal Degeneration: Experimental and Clinical Studies Anderson, RE, Hollyfield, J and LaVail, MM, Eds. Allan R. Liss, Inc., New York 1985.

10) MacKay, CJ, Siderides, E, L’Esperance, FA, James, WA, DeWitt, J, and Friedman, EA. Management of, and Prognosis for, the Blind Diabetic Eye. In: Diabetic Renal-Retinal Syndrome III: Therapy. Friedman, EA and L’Esperance, FA EDS. Grune and Stratton, New York, 1986.

11) MacKay, CJ, Shek, MS, Carr, RE, Yannuzzi, LA and Gouras, P. Retinal Degeneration with Nanopthalmos, Cystic Macular Degeneration, and Angle Closure Glaucoma: A New Recessive Syndrome. Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 105, pp. 366 – 371, March 1987.

12) Brin, MF, Pedley, TA, Lovelace, RE, Emerson, RG, Gouras, P, MacKay, CJ, Kaydan, HJ, Levy, J and Baker, H. Electrophysiologic features of Abetalipoproteinemia. Neurology, Vol. 36, No. 5,
pp. 669 – 673, May 1986.

13) Gouras, P., MacKay, CJ. Detecting Early Postchiasmatic Visually Evoked Responses Clinical
Vision Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 119 – 124, 1988.

14) Gouras, P, and MacKay, CJ. Light Adaptation of the Electroretinogram: Diminished in Retinitis Pigmentosa. Investigative Ophthalmology, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp 29 – 34, 1989.

15) Gouras, P, and MacKay, CJ. Growth in Amplitude of the Human Cone ERG With Light Adaptation. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 62 – 63, 1989.

16) Gouras, P, MacKay, CJ and Lewis, AL. The Blue Cone Electroretinogram Isolated in a Sex-
Linked Achromat. In: Colour Vision Deficiencies IX: Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium of the International Research Group on Colour Vision Deficiencies, pp. 89 93. Drum, B, and Verriest, G,
Eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London 1989

17) Gouras, P, and MacKay, CJ. Electroretinogram Responses of the Short-Wavelength- Sensitive Cones. Invest. Ophth. And Vis. Sci., Vol. 31, pp. 1203 – 1209, July 1990

18) Gouras, P, and MacKay, CJ. Supernormal Cone Electroretinogram in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Invest. Ophth. And Vis. Sci. , Vol. 33, No 3, pp. 508 – 512, 1992.

19) Gouras, P, and MacKay, CJ, Yamamoto, S. The Human S- Cone Electroretinogram and its
Variation Among Subjects With and Without L and M-cone Function. Invest. Ophth. and Vis. Sci., Vol.34, No. 8, pp. 2437 – 2442. 1993.

20) Gouras, P, and MacKay, CJ. S- Cone Function in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Invest. Ophth. and Vis. Sci., Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 781 – 783, 1994.

21) Roy, MS, MacKay, CJ, and Gouras, P. Cone ERG Subnormality to Red Flash In Central Retinal Vein Occlusion; A Predictor of Ocular Neovascularization? Eye, Vol. 11, pp. 335 – 341, 1997.

22) Adamus, G, MacKay, CJ and Gouras, P. Long-term Persistence of Antirecovering Antibodies in Endometrial Cancer-Associated Retinopathy. Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 116, pp 251 – 253, 1998.

23) Gouras, P, and MacKay, CJ, A New Component in the a-wave of the Human Cone Electroretinogram. Documenta Ophthalmologia. Vol. 101, pp. 19 – 24, 2000.

Abstracts

1) Koester, CJ, Roberts, CW and MacKay, CJ. Specular Microscopy of the Peripheral Corneal Endothelium. Supplement to Invest. Ophth. and Vis. Sci., Vol. 20.

2) MacKay, CJ, and Gouras, P. Light Adaptation Augments The Amplitude of the Human Cone ERG. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 26, No. 3, p. 323, 1985.

3) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P, and Brittis, M. Detecting Early Retrochiasmatic Visually Evoked Responses.
Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 28, No. 3, p. 408, 1987.

4) MacKay, CJ, and Gouras, P. Strategies to Increase ERG Sensitivity and Reproducibility in Retinitis Pigmentosa. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 29, p. 316, 1988.

5) MacKay, CJ and Gouras, P. Different Defects in Light Adaptation In Different Forms of R.P.
Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 30, No. 3, p. 44, 1989.

6) MacKay, CJ and Gouras, P. Light Adaptation Exposes the Human S-cone ERG. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 31, No. 4, p. 422, 1990.

7) MacKay, CJ and Gouras, P. Supernormal ERGs in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 32, No. 4, p. 1230, 1991.

8) MacKay, CJ, and Gouras, P. S-Cone and Rod ERGs Reduced In Paraneoplastic Retinal Degeneration.
Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 1074, 1992.

9) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P, Yamamoto, S, and Roy, M. The Human S-Cone VER to Ganzfeld Flashes. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 34, No. 4, p. 1272, 1993.

10) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P. Roy, M, Saeki, M Kupersmith, M, and Odel, J. Paraneoplastic Cone Dystrophy. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 35, No. 4, p. 2119, 1994.

11) MacKay, CJ, Seiki, M, Gouras, P, and Roy, M. Congenital and Acquired Nyctalopias Eliminate the S-cone ERG Without Disturbing Color Vision. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 36, No. 4, p. S925, 1995.

12) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P, and Li, W. The Double Flash Cone ERG. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 37, No. 3, p. S136, 1996.

13) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P. Adaptation of the L-M Cones Does Not Alter the S-Cone ERG. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 38, No. 4, p. 958, 1997.

14) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P. The Human S-Cone ERG Lacks a Corneal Positive Off-Response. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 39, No. 4, p. 188, 1998.

15) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P. Off-Responses Reveal Non-Univariance in the Human L and M Cone ERG. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 40, No. 4, p. S239, 1999.

16) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P. A New A-Wave Component of the Human L and M Cone ERG Evident at Strong Stimulus Intensities. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 41, No. 4, p. S498, 2000.

17) MacKay, CJ, Zhang, X, Kong, J, Allikmets, R, Nagasaki, T and Gouras, P. Macular Pigment and Visual Acuity in Stargardts Disease. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 42, No. 4, p. S78, 2001.

18) MacKay, CJ, Gouras, P, Hayashi, M, Zernant, J, Allikmets, R. Enhanced S-cone Syndrome in a Pedigree Including Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2004.

Letters to the Editor

1) MacKay, CJ. Color Vision Defects in Retinal Disease. Letter to the Editor. Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 107, No. 6, p. 790, 1989.

2) MacKay, CJ. Retinitis Pigmentosa Misdiagnosed as Complicated Migraine. Letter to the Editor. Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 109, No. 2, P. 174, 1991.

3) MacKay, CJ. Pneumatic Cycloplexy. Letter to the Editor. Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 114,
No. 4, pp. 500 – 501.

4) MacKay, CJ. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Crossover Study of the Effect of Pentoxifylline on Ocular Fundus Pulsations. Letter to the Editor. Am. Journ. Of Ophth. 1996; 122: 283 – 284.

Chapters

1) Abramson, DH and MacKay, CJ. Eye Problems in Swimmers. In “Medical Aspects of Competitive Swimming”. U.S. Olympic Team, 1980.

2) MacKay, CJ. Color Vision. In: Sports Ophthalmology. Pizzarello, LD and Haik, BG, Eds. Charles Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1987.

 

 

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Dr Cynthia MacKay lecturing on macular degeneration at the renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory