Norah S. Lincoff MD

Norah Lincoff

Norah S. Lincoff
MD

Professor

Department of Neurology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Neuro-Ophthalmology; Neurology; Ophthalmology

Contact Information
Dept. of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1010 Main St., 2nd floor
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: (716) 829-4415
Fax: (716) 829-4411
lincoff@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I am a neuro-ophthalmologist with a primary clinical interest in optic neuropathy and vasculitis. I see a full range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions, but I specialize in adult autoimmune optic neuropathy syndromes, diplopia, headache and multiple sclerosis (MS). I am also a board-certified ophthalmologist and conduct vision tests such as visual field testing, ocular coherence tomography (this assesses the health of the retina and optic nerve), sensorimotor examination and prism measurements. I see patients five days a week at UBMD Neurology at Buffalo General Medical Center.

My main research interests include preventative treatment trials for autoimmune optic neuropathies and neuroprotection. I present annually at national and international conferences regarding MS and the use of ocular coherence tomography and imaging in my field. I am also involved in the “Hopeful Ways Nicaragua Eye Care Mission Project,” an annual medical mission to Nicaragua to prevent blindness. I work together with a group of medical professionals, local interpreters and Peace Corps volunteers to provide free vision care to over 2,600 patients a year.

I am actively involved in training medical students, residents and fellows. I lecture weekly to students in small group sessions as well as larger lecture settings at UB.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology, Columbia University School of Medicine (1993)
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical School (1992)
  • Internship, Medicine, Danbury Hospital-Yale Univ. Medical School (1989)
  • MD, Medicine, Univ. at Buffalo SMBS SUNY (1988)

Awards and Honors:

  • 30 Year Service Award (2024)
  • WNY Best Doctors Listing 2005-2024 (2024)
  • Exceptional Woman in Medicine (2024)
  • Department of Neurology Teaching Award (2016)
  • Ophthalmology Department Teaching Award (2008)

Research Expertise:

  • Neuro-ophthalmology

Journal Articles:

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Abstracts:

  • Lincoff NS, Farooq O, Balos LL. (2016) Update on Treatment of Radiation Necrosis with Bevacizumab. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, (Mar)
  • Farooq O, Lincoff NS, Saikali, N, Prasad D, Miletich RS, Mechtler L. (2011) Novel Treatment for Radiation Optic Neuropathy with IV Bevacizumab. University of Buffalo 14th Annual Spring Clinical Research Day, (May)
  • Farooq O, Lincoff NS, Saikali N, Prasad D, Miletich RS, Mechtler L. (2011) Novel Treatment for Radiation Optic Neuropathy with IV Bevacizumab. American Academy of Neurology, (Apr)
  • Farooq O, Lincoff NS, Saikali N, Prasad D, Miletich RS, Mechtler L. (2011) Novel Treatment for Radiation Optic Neuropathy with IV Bevacizumab. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, (Feb)
  • Yeh EA, Ramanathan M, Lincoff N, Weinstock A, Weinstock-Guttman B. (2007) Visual Function as Measured by Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Evoke Potentials in Pediatric Patients with Acquired Demyelinating Diseases. Annals of Neurology, (Oct)
  • Weinstock -Guttman B, N. Lincoff, Weinstock A, R Stockton, Jacobs L. (1999) Predictive Factors in Recovery From Optic Neuritis. Neurology, (Jan)

Professional Memberships:

  • Roswell Park Society (2000–present)
  • Walsh Society (1993–present)
  • North American Neuro-ophthalmological Society (1993–present)

Service Activities:

  • Univ at Buffalo SMBS Appeals Committee; Member (2000–present)
  • Curriculum (1993–present)
  • Resident Review/Advisory; Member (1993–present)

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Contact Information

Dept. of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1010 Main St., 2nd floor
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: (716) 829-4415
Fax: (716) 829-4411
lincoff@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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