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Dr. Ebby Elahi is the Director of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates and FACES™. He is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an attending at the Beth Israel Medical Center. A board certified surgeon, Dr. Elahi is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.

After beginning his medical education at Université Louis Pasteur in France, Dr. Elahi relocated to New York, where he completed his undergraduate studies and earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed his specialty training in Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center, serving as chief resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Oculofacial Surgery, training at Mount Sinai and the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary. For several years, he served as Director of Eye Care Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center prior to assuming leadership of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates and FACES™. Dr. Elahi has also served as co-director of Mount Sinai's Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program.

Dr. Elahi's extensive clinical experience ranges from surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to complex conditions involving eyelids, the orbit and the lacrimal system. His special interests lie in the correction of age-related facial, orbital and eyelid changes, advanced surgical management of eyelid and orbital malignancies, and treatment of thyroid-related eye disease. Dr. Elahi adopts an artistic approach to non-surgical aesthetic procedures including botulinum toxin, fillers, skin tightening and a variety of laser and light treatments to improve skin tone and texture. His success with thousands of procedures stems from combining safety and skill with a strong commitment to achieving a natural and customized result for each individual. He derives deep satisfaction in knowing that patients who come to him eventually depart with renewed confidence and self-esteem.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Elahi is actively involved in research and education, frequently lecturing nationally and abroad. He is widely published in peer reviewed and medical journals and has contributed to several internationally-referenced textbooks. Dr. Elahi's innovative approach to orbital repair and enhancement has resulted in several U.S. patents. An inducted member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Dr. Elahi is also the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards, including Mount Sinai's Abraham Kornzweig Award for Excellence in Residency Teaching.

For the past twenty years, Dr. Elahi has been actively involved in issues surrounding global health. While in medical school, he founded the Mount Sinai International Health Society to promote student engagement in global health. Currently he is Director of International Affairs at the Virtue Foundation, an NGO in special consultative status to the United Nations, as well as a faculty member at Mount Sinai's Department of Preventative Medicine and Global Health. In this capacity, he has led multiple medical missions to various regions around the world, including Mongolia, Liberia, Burundi, Cambodia, Tonga, and El Salvador. Dr. Elahi also serves on the steering committee of Cornell University's Avon Center for Women and Justice.

Consistently recognized as one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists," "Best Doctors," and "Super Docs," Dr Elahi has been featured in various media, including The New York Times, ABC, CBS, and NY1. In addition to his practice's onsite AAAASF certified surgical facility, Dr. Elahi also holds surgical privileges at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, Elmhurst General Hospital, and the Fifth Avenue Surgery Center. Beyond his professional interests, Dr. Elahi is an avid musician and enjoys the arts, travel, and philosophy.


Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology & Global Health
Division of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
July 2016 – present

Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology & Global Health
Division of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
January 2008 – July 2016

Attending Surgeon
Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
2009 – present

Director, Fifth Avenue Eye Associates / FACES Fifth Avenue
2005 – present

Attending Surgeon
Mount Sinai New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2014 – present

Attending Surgeon / Clinical Instructor
Elmhurst General Hospital, NY
2000 – present

Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology
Division of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
2001 – 2007

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Division of Ophthalmic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
2001 – 2004

Director, Eye Care Services
Mount Sinai–NYU Medical Center, NY
2001 – 2004


Fellowship in Orbitofacial, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center; Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary
Mentors: Murray A. Meltzer, MD and Henry M. Spinelli MD
July 2000 – June 2001

Residency in Ophthalmology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
July 1997 – June 2000 (Chief Resident, 1999–2000)

Transitional Internship
John Burns School of Medicine, HI
July 1996 – June 1997

Doctor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
September 1992 – May 1996

Bachelor of Arts
Hofstra University, NY
September 1990 – June 1992

Faculté de Médecine
Université Louis Pasteur, France
October 1989 – June 1990


  • Expandable Orbital Wall Implant, Patent US 2016/0039085
    Invention relates to an expandable implant to repair orbital wall or floor fractures using a minimally invasive incision to insert the device within the orbit.

  • Orbital Implant Device, Patent US 7722670
    Adjustable orbital implant device intended to restore orbital volume for repair of deformity (trauma, surgery or congenital disorders) or for aesthetic purposes.

  • Collar support member with fastening means, US patent 2005/0251892
    Invention relates to a device for supporting and retaining the shape of a garment collar.

Other Professional Roles

  • President-Elect, New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society

  • Secretary and Treasurer, New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society

  • Director, Global Health & International Affairs, Virtue Foundation

  • Director, Fifth Avenue Eye Associates / FACES

  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

  • Fellow, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

  • President, Mount Sinai Eye Alumni Association

  • Member, Steering Committee, Cornell Avon Center for Women and Justice

  • Member, American Medical Association

  • Member, Medical Society of the State of New York

  • Member, New York State Ophthalmological Society

  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

  • Member, Mount Sinai Global Health Task Force

  • Member, American Association of French Speaking Health Professionals

  • Member, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Society

  • Member, New York Office-Based Surgery

  • Member, Mount Sinai Admissions Committee

  • Founder / President, Mount Sinai International Health Society

  • Former Fellow, American College of Physician Executives

  • Former Committee Member, MSSNY Committee on CME and Credentialing

  • Former Member, Mount Sinai Ophthalmology Residency Admissions Committee

  • Former Member, Mount Sinai Executive Surgical Committee

  • Former Chairman, Membership Committee, Mount Sinai Alumni Association

  • Associate, Research to Prevent Blindness

  • Consultant for Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceutical

  Surgical TreatmentsOne of the premium multi specialty eye practices in New York, the doctors at Fifth Avenue Eye Associates specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various ocular conditions as well as advanced refractive surgery. Learn More
  Surgical TreatmentsMany conditions as well as sun-related or age-related changes of the face can be treated by non surgical means such as fillers, botulium toxins, laser and intense photolight (IPL) treatments and skin pharmaceuticals. Learn More
  Surgical TreatmentsOur practice specializes in aesthetic & reconstructive surgery of the face with a particular focus on the eyelids, orbit and nasolacrimal system. With a state of the art AAASF certified facility, our patients benefit from the latest in technique and technology. Learn More
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