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Myron Yanoff

Myron Yanoff, MD

Professor and Chair Emeritus

Specialties: Ophthalmology


  • MD - University of Pennsylvania (1961)
  • BA - University of Pennsylvania (1957)

Dr. Myron Yanoff is internationally known as a scholar, teacher, clinical innovator and academic leader. He is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology.


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • American Ophthalmological Society
  • The Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Ophthalmic Pathology, Charter Member

Awards and Honors

  • Pfizer Visiting Professorship Award (2008)
  • Ophthalmology Times "100 Best Ophthalmologists in America" (1998)
  • Senior Distinguished U.S. Scientist Award, "Humboldt-Award" (1988)

Clinical Services

Cataract surgery, Ophthalmic pathology, General ophthalmology, Eye examinations


  • General - Methodist Hospital (1962)


  • Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1962)
  • Ophthalmology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1965)


  • Retina - Wills Eye Hospital (1967)
  • Ophthalmic Pathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1965)

Dr. Yanoff is professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Ophthalmology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Formerly, Dr. Yanoff was chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Scheie Eye Institute, both in Philadelphia. He has published over 160 scientific articles and authored or co-authored over 30 textbooks in the field of ophthalmology and ocular pathology, including six editions of Ocular Pathology and three editions of the standard medical textbook, Ophthalmology.


Selected Books

Yanoff M, Duker JS
London: Mosby Elsevier 2009

Ocular Pathology, Text and Atlas with CD-ROM (6th edition)
Yanoff M, Fine BS
Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier 2009

Selected Articles

"ERK- and Akt-dependent neuroprotection by erythropoietin (EPO) against glyoxal-AGEs via modulation of Bcl-xL, Bax, and BAD"
Shen J, Wu Y, Xu J-y, Zhang J, Sinclair SH, Yanoff, M, Xu G, Li W, Xu G-T
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:35-46, 2010

"Vascular endothelial growth factor regulates both apoptosis and angiogenesis of choriocapillaris endothelial cells"
Li W, He Z, Yanoff M
Microvascular Res 59:286, 2000

Selected Presentations

"Metastatic poorly differentiated carcinoma"
Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society, Syracuse, NY; October 9-10, 2009.

"Limited Wegener's granulomatosis"
Verhoeff/Zimmerman Ophthalmic Pathology Society, Colorado Springs, CO; May 7-9, 2009.