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Tsontcho (Sean) Ianchulev

The Power List 2019 – Inventors


Tsontcho (Sean) Ianchulev

Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, USA.

What is the best part of being an ophthalmologist?

Being part of a brilliant community of extraordinary professionals, as well as a remarkable ecosystem of high-tech and innovation.

What motivates you?

Problem solving… and making life better for patients and doctors.

What is your proudest achievement?

Immigrating to the US from the communist block at the age of 18 years old with only $200 in my pocket.

What do you hope to achieve in the next ten years?

Spend more time with my wonderful family and continue to move the needle further in vision science. I also want to help steer innovation towards humanitarian impact and global health outreach so we can tackle the big epidemic of global blindness.


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This year we have 50 of the best inventors, mentors, emerging leaders, surgical pioneers and champions of change. With our “Five Top Tens,” we hope to showcase the best, the brightest, and the most forward-thinking that ophthalmology has to offer.

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