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Authors > Myron Yanoff, MD

Myron Yanoff, MD is Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Ophthalmology at Drexel University in Philadelphia and adjunct professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Temple University. He is a co-author of Ocular Pathology, 8th Edition.


Dr. Yanoff received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia. He completed residency training in both pathology and ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. He also performed a retinal fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.


Dr. Yanoff was formerly chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia.  Board-certified in both ophthalmology and pathology, he has published over 190 scientific articles and authored, co-authored, or edited over 45 textbooks in the field of ophthalmology and ocular pathology.


Highly regarded both in the U.S. and worldwide, Dr. Yanoff is a member of numerous associations and societies, including Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society, the Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society, the American Ophthalmological Society, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Yanoff is also a charter member of the American Association of Ophthalmic Pathology. Among his awards and recognitions are the Pfizer Visiting Professorship Award and Ophthalmology Times “100 Best Ophthalmologists in America.” In 1988, he received one of the highest honors in American science—the Senior Distinguished U.S. Scientist Award (Humboldt Research Award).