About Dr. Chynn

1st full time refractive surgeon in NYC to **STOP** performing cutting LASIK procedure in 2003!

Dr. Chynn was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and attended medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons (typically ranked the #1 medical school in New York State). He completed his residency at the world-famous Harvard University’s Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, where he was on the teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School.
After Harvard, Dr. Chynn could have gone out and performed refractive surgery (like many doctors in NYC who never completed a fellowship). Instead, he chose to spend an additional year completing a full fellowship in Corneal Transplantation & Refractive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, under George Waring, MD, who introduced RK and LASIK to the US.
Dr. Emil William Chynn has published over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in the ophthalmic literature, including articles in each of the top three ophthalmic journals — Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, and American Journal of Ophthalmology — a rare distinction.
In addition, Dr. Chynn has published over 100 articles in non-peer reviewed literature, including many in Ophthalmology Times, the #1 popular journal in ophthalmology (according to annual readership and sales figures, provided by OT).
These articles report on the latest advances in LASIK and the more advanced LASEK and epi-LASEK laser vision correction techniques and are widely read by eye surgeons across the US — especially those who are unable to attend the prominent meetings covered (the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology).
Dr. Emil Chynn donates LASEK surgeries each and every year to a worthy charity, and has raised $200,000 over the years for various charities.
Emil W. Chynn was the very first MD to arrive at WTC after the towers were hit. How this happened is an interesting story. You can read the whole story by clicking here.


Dr. K. York and M. Noelle Chynn Prize in Ethics and Morality

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Research Methods Rigor

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Nursing and LASIK

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