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Sandra Sieminski, MD - Glaucoma

Sandra Sieminski, MD

Glaucoma

Education:
M.D. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Internship (Internal Medicine):
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Residency (Ophthalmology):
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Fellowship (Glaucoma):
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

Dr. Sandra Sieminski, M.D. has been appointed clinical assistant professor at the University at Buffalo and director of our glaucoma service. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art at Brown University followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed residency in ophthalmology at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center where she served as chief resident in her final year. She then completed a fellowship in glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Sieminski has a special interest in exfoliative glaucoma, normal tension glaucoma and pigmentary glaucoma, and has had extensive experience in the evaluation and monitoring of glaucoma suspects. She has also had experience in international medicine, performing surgery in the Dominican Republic and Nigeria.

She is well trained in glaucoma filtering surgery such as trabeculectomy, and several types of glaucoma drainage device surgery. She is also trained in glaucoma laser surgery and cataract surgery. Sieminski is also one of a small handful of glaucoma specialists in Buffalo trained on the SLT(selective laser trabeculoplasty) laser.

The Ross Eye Institute is among the first facilities in Western New York to provide SLT, a safe and effective glaucoma laser treatment to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP): the No. 1 risk factor for glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that are usually associated with abnormally high pressure inside the eye. Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness.

The Ross is now offering this state-of-the-art treatment to glaucoma patients, providing a safe and proven alternative to daily eye drop medications which can be costly and are often associated with unwanted side effects.

“Patients will be very happy with this new alternative to expensive glaucoma drops,’’ says Sieminski. “SLT is a painless, quick, and repeatable procedure, and is covered by most insurance plans.”

Patients who may be a candidate for SLT can see Sieminski at the Buffalo office, the expanding Amherst location and the Southtowns location in Orchard Park. Call 716-881-7900 or make an appointment online here.

Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science 2019-20

These lectures were held in 2019 and 2020 Thursdays, 4:00 pm, Rm 2220A (2nd Floor- Ronald L. Dozoretz, MD, Auditorium)
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD., Research Professor of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute / Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
https://www.med.upenn.edu/cideciyanlab/ 
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Jack M. Sullivan, MD, PhD 

OCTOBER 3, 2019 (*revised date) - Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Site Chair of Ophthalmology / Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY https://icahn.mssm.edu/research/eye-vision-institute/faculty
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Pasquale+LR
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Asher Weiner, MD 

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 - Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FARVO, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Riva and Thomas O. Hecht Family Chair in Ophthalmology, Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Canada Research Chair in Translational Visual Science McGill University, Montreal, Québec (Canada)
https://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/research/researchers/levin 
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Levin+Leonard+A
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Sandra F. Sieminski, MD 

FEBRUARY 20, 2020
Patsy M. Nishina, PhD
Professor
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME
Email: Patsy.Nishina@jax.org
Web: https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/faculty/patsy-nishina
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Nishina+PM
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Sarah X. Zhang, PhD (xzhang38@buffalo.edu)
MARCH 19, 2019
Stephen P. Daiger, PhD
T.S. Matney Professor in Environmental and Genetic Sciences
Human Genetics Center, School of Public Health and
Mary Farish Johnston Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology
Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
The University of Texas HSC at Houston
Houston, TX
Email: Stephen.P.Daiger@uth.tmc.edu
Web: https://sph.uth.edu/retnet/sdaiger.htm
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Daiger+SP
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Michael H. Farkas, PhD (mhfarkas@buffalo.edu)
APRIL 16, 2020
Michael A. Dyer, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Member, St. Jude Faculty
Chair, Developmental Neurobiology Department
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Email: michael.dyer@stjude.org
Web: https://www.stjude.org/directory/d/michael-dyer.html
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dyer+Michael+A
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD (xmu@buffalo.edu)
MAY 21, 2020
Michael P. Fautsch, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine
Rochester, MN
Email: fautsch.michael@mayo.edu
Web: https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/fautsch-michael-p-ph-d/bio-00026344
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fautsch+MP
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Sangita P. Patel, MD, PhD (sppatel@buffalo.edu

September 17, 2015 - Stephen C. Pflugfelder, M.D., James and Margaret Elkins Chair and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
https://www.bcm.edu/healthcare/find-a-physician/details/index.cfm?id=24
TITLE: Immunomodulatory Activity of Conjunctival Goblet Cells
HOST: Sangita P. Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

October 15, 2015 - Jacque L. Duncan, M.D., Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
http://www.ucsfhealth.org/jacque.duncan
TITLE: High Resolution Retinal Imaging of Photoreceptor Structure and Function
HOST: Gareth M. Lema, M.D., Ph.D.

November 19, 2015 - P. Michael Iuvone, Ph.D., Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Professor, Director of Vision Research, Emory Eye Center, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu/faculty/iuvone.htm
TITLE: Dopamine, Circadian Clocks, and Visual Function
HOST: Jack M. Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D.

January 21, 2016 - Neal S. Peachey, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Department of Ophthalmic Research, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display?doctorid=3754
TITLE: Congenital Stationary Night Blindness: From Mice to Genes to Clinical Implications
HOST: Steven J. Fliesler, Ph.D.

February 18, 2016 - David G. Hunter, M.D., Ph.D., Richard M. Robb Chair of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital Boston, Professor and Vice Chair of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/profiles/display/Person/21230
TITLE: Molecular Mechanisms of Strabismus and Emerging Therapeutic Concepts
HOST: James D. Reynolds, M.D.

March 17, 2016 - Emily Y. Chew, M.D., Deputy Director, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and Deputy Clinical Director, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
https://www.nei.nih.gov/eyeclinic/about/chew
TITLE: The Role of Nutrition in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
HOST: Sarah X. Zhang, M.D.

April 21, 2016 - R. Rand Allingham, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief, Glaucoma Service, Duke Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
http://dukeeyecenter.duke.edu/modules/faculty_dh/viewDetails.php?uid=011...
TITLE: Seeing Glaucoma Through the Genetic Looking Glass: Dissection of a Complex Disease
HOST: Sandra Sieminski, M.D.

May 19, 2016 - Nansi Jo Colley, Ph.D., Retina Research Foundation M.D. Matthews Research Professor, UW Eye Research Institute, Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin- Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
http://vision.wisc.edu/people/colley
TITLE: Retinal Degeneration Through the Eye of the Fly
HOST: Xiuqian Mu, M.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science 2019-20

These lectures were held in 2019 and 2020 Thursdays, 4:00 pm, Rm 2220A (2nd Floor- Ronald L. Dozoretz, MD, Auditorium)
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD., Research Professor of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute / Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
https://www.med.upenn.edu/cideciyanlab/ 
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Jack M. Sullivan, MD, PhD 

OCTOBER 3, 2019 (*revised date) - Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Site Chair of Ophthalmology / Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY https://icahn.mssm.edu/research/eye-vision-institute/faculty
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Pasquale+LR
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Asher Weiner, MD 

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 - Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FARVO, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Riva and Thomas O. Hecht Family Chair in Ophthalmology, Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Canada Research Chair in Translational Visual Science McGill University, Montreal, Québec (Canada)
https://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/research/researchers/levin 
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Levin+Leonard+A
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Sandra F. Sieminski, MD 

FEBRUARY 20, 2020
Patsy M. Nishina, PhD
Professor
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME
Email: Patsy.Nishina@jax.org
Web: https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/faculty/patsy-nishina
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Nishina+PM
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Sarah X. Zhang, PhD (xzhang38@buffalo.edu)
MARCH 19, 2019
Stephen P. Daiger, PhD
T.S. Matney Professor in Environmental and Genetic Sciences
Human Genetics Center, School of Public Health and
Mary Farish Johnston Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology
Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
The University of Texas HSC at Houston
Houston, TX
Email: Stephen.P.Daiger@uth.tmc.edu
Web: https://sph.uth.edu/retnet/sdaiger.htm
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Daiger+SP
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Michael H. Farkas, PhD (mhfarkas@buffalo.edu)
APRIL 16, 2020
Michael A. Dyer, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Member, St. Jude Faculty
Chair, Developmental Neurobiology Department
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Email: michael.dyer@stjude.org
Web: https://www.stjude.org/directory/d/michael-dyer.html
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dyer+Michael+A
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD (xmu@buffalo.edu)
MAY 21, 2020
Michael P. Fautsch, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine
Rochester, MN
Email: fautsch.michael@mayo.edu
Web: https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/fautsch-michael-p-ph-d/bio-00026344
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fautsch+MP
Lecture Title: TBA
Host: Sangita P. Patel, MD, PhD (sppatel@buffalo.edu

September 17, 2015 - Stephen C. Pflugfelder, M.D., James and Margaret Elkins Chair and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
https://www.bcm.edu/healthcare/find-a-physician/details/index.cfm?id=24
TITLE: Immunomodulatory Activity of Conjunctival Goblet Cells
HOST: Sangita P. Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

October 15, 2015 - Jacque L. Duncan, M.D., Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
http://www.ucsfhealth.org/jacque.duncan
TITLE: High Resolution Retinal Imaging of Photoreceptor Structure and Function
HOST: Gareth M. Lema, M.D., Ph.D.

November 19, 2015 - P. Michael Iuvone, Ph.D., Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Professor, Director of Vision Research, Emory Eye Center, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu/faculty/iuvone.htm
TITLE: Dopamine, Circadian Clocks, and Visual Function
HOST: Jack M. Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D.

January 21, 2016 - Neal S. Peachey, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Department of Ophthalmic Research, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display?doctorid=3754
TITLE: Congenital Stationary Night Blindness: From Mice to Genes to Clinical Implications
HOST: Steven J. Fliesler, Ph.D.

February 18, 2016 - David G. Hunter, M.D., Ph.D., Richard M. Robb Chair of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital Boston, Professor and Vice Chair of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/profiles/display/Person/21230
TITLE: Molecular Mechanisms of Strabismus and Emerging Therapeutic Concepts
HOST: James D. Reynolds, M.D.

March 17, 2016 - Emily Y. Chew, M.D., Deputy Director, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and Deputy Clinical Director, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
https://www.nei.nih.gov/eyeclinic/about/chew
TITLE: The Role of Nutrition in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
HOST: Sarah X. Zhang, M.D.

April 21, 2016 - R. Rand Allingham, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief, Glaucoma Service, Duke Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
http://dukeeyecenter.duke.edu/modules/faculty_dh/viewDetails.php?uid=011...
TITLE: Seeing Glaucoma Through the Genetic Looking Glass: Dissection of a Complex Disease
HOST: Sandra Sieminski, M.D.

May 19, 2016 - Nansi Jo Colley, Ph.D., Retina Research Foundation M.D. Matthews Research Professor, UW Eye Research Institute, Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin- Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
http://vision.wisc.edu/people/colley
TITLE: Retinal Degeneration Through the Eye of the Fly
HOST: Xiuqian Mu, M.D., Ph.D.

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