Sandra F. Sieminski MD

Sandra Sieminski

Sandra F. Sieminski
MD

Clinical Associate Professor. Director, Glaucoma Services, Clinical Vice Chair, Department of Ophthalmolgy

Department of Ophthalmology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Clinical Research; Ophthalmology

Contact Information
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14209
Phone: 7164086906
Fax: 7168814349
sandrafe@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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

View this physician on UBMD


Professional Summary:

I am a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained in glaucoma. I am an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Glaucoma Services, and the Clinical Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University at Buffalo. I also serve as the Clerkship Director for the Ophthalmology rotation for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and am the Chief of Service of Ophthalmology at the Erie County Medical Center. My research interests include exfoliative glaucoma, traumatic glaucoma, and laser therapy in glaucoma.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Glaucoma, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (2010)
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Georgetown University (2009)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center (2006)
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (2005)
  • BA, Studio Arts, Brown University (2000)

Awards and Honors:

  • Buffalo Spree Top Doctors (2021)
  • International Council of Ophthalmology Sandwich Fellowship Award (2019)
  • Buffalo Spree Top Doctors (2019)
  • Buffalo Spree Top Doctors (2018)
  • Evan Calkins, MD Fellowship for Community Based Research Award (2015)
  • Resident teaching award- University at Buffalo Ophthalmology (2013)
  • G. Victor Simpson Resident Research Award (2008)
  • Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship Award- Brown University (1998)

Research Centers:

  • Ira G. Ross Eye Institute Research Center

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2020
    Clinical Outcomes of Varying Doses of Micropulse Trans-Scleral Cyclophotocoagulation
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • May 2020
    Reducing Risk of Blindness: A model of genetic and patient characteristics predictive of medication glaucoma adherence
    VAWNYHS
    Role: Consultant
  • Iridex restricted grant
    Iridex Corporation
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:

See all (4 more)

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Sieminski SF (listed as Fernando SM). (2010) World Glaucoma Association Consensus on Medical Therapy of Glaucoma. In: Alpha Lipoic Acid. Kugler Publications
  • Sieminski SF (Listed as Fernando SM). (2010) World Glaucoma Association Consensus on Medical Therapy of Glaucoma. In: Fish Oil. Kugler Publications
  • Sieminski SF, Mohan S. (1900) Angle Closure Glaucoma. In: Manual of Eye and ENT Emergencies. Wolkers Kluwer

Abstracts:

  • Patrice M Hicks; Benjamin Haaland; Michael Feehan; Alan S Crandall; Jeff H Pettey; Albert T Vitale; M Elizabeth Hartnett; Paul S Bernstein; Akbar Shakoor; Sandra F Sieminski; Julia P Shulman; Ivana K Kim; Leah A. Owen; Maureen Murtaugh; Albert Noyes; Margaret M DeAngelis. (2020) Retinal and systemic disease of Native Americans in the Intermountain West. IOVS, (Jun)
  • Shah P, Batton K, Miranda A, Lim B, Dorairaj SK, Sieminski S. (2018) Safety and efficacy of micropulse transscleral cyclophotogoagulation in eyes with good central vision. (Oct)
  • Shah P, Rai R, Lim B, Dorairaj SK, Sieminski S. (2018) Clinical Outcome of micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in patients with no prior incisional glaucoma surgery. (Sep)
  • Tai A, Song J, Sieminski SF, Borke J. (2015) 350mm2 end plate non-valved glaucoma implant in the youngest pediatric patients. (Jan)
  • Fernando SM, DeMoraes CGV, Teng CC, Tello C, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. (2010) Exfoliation syndrome, intraocular pressure and disc hemorrhage. IOVS, (Apr)
  • Fernando SM, Ko GJ, Berinstein DM, Sanders RJ. (2008) Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Patients With Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Previously Treated With Intravitreal Bevacizumab. IOVS, (May)
  • Fernando SM, Wollstein G, Ishikawa H, Jones BL, Noecker RJ, Schuman JS. (2005) Glaucoma detection using the OCT normative database. IOVS, (May)

Professional Memberships:

  • Reviewer Data In Brief Journal (2019–present)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (2016–present)
  • Optimum Physicians Alliance (2012–present)
  • American Glaucoma Society (2010–present)
  • Buffalo Ophthalmological Society (2010–present)

Presentations:

  • "Afternoon Catalyst" Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum (2022)
  • "Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation" (2022)
  • "Patient Selection for Micropulse TLT" European Glaucoma Society (2021)
  • "ZAP and Eagle Trials" American Academy of Ophthalmology (2021)
  • "Goniotomy in Adults" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium (2021)
  • "Patient Selection for Micropulse TLT" Georgetown University Grand Rounds (2020)
  • "Post operative management of blebs" Kresge Eye Institute Grand Rounds; Kresge Eye Institute (2020)
  • "Diagnosis and Management of the Glaucoma Suspect" Kresge Eye Institute Grand Rounds; Kresge Eye Institute (2020)
  • "Diagnosis and Management of the Glaucoma Suspect" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Tube Exposure: Pearls for Success" World Glaucoma Congress (2019)
  • "New Glaucoma Surgeries" Western New York Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting; Western New York Society of Health System Pharmacists (2019)
  • "Update on glaucoma medications" Western New York Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting; Western New York Society of Health System Pharmacists (2019)
  • "Tube Exposure Incidence, Risk Factors, and Repair" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Initial Xen Gel Stent Experience" Annual Buffalo June Conference; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Malignant Glaucoma Management" Albany Ophthalmology Update; Albany Medical College (2018)
  • "Natural Compounds in Glaucoma" Albany Ophthalmology Update; Albany Medical College (2018)
  • "And the moral of the story is: Difficult cases in glaucoma" Western New York Optometric Society Annual Meeting; WNY Optometric Society (2017)
  • "Micropulse laser in the treatment of glaucoma" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery" New York Annual Optical Society Meeting; New York Optical Society (2017)
  • "New Advances in Glaucoma Surgery" Lions Eye Club Monthly Meeting; Lions Eye Club (2017)
  • "Malignant Glaucoma: an update" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Difficult Cases in Angle Closure" European Glaucoma Society Meeting; ; Angle Closure Glaucoma (2016)
  • "Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Eye Disease" World Ophthalmology Congress; ; Alternative therapies in Glaucoma (2016)
  • "Management of Neovascular Glaucoma" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Glaucoma Surgical Training in Subsaharan Africa" World Glaucoma Congress; ; International Glaucoma (2015)
  • "Steroid Induced Glaucoma" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Heidelberg OCT in glaucoma" Henry Ford Hospital Dept of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds; Henry Ford Hospital Department of Ophthalmology (2013)
  • "An Update on Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Updates on imaging in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma" Annual Congress of College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka; ; Glaucoma (2013)
  • "Enhanced Depth Imaging OCT in Glaucoma" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Systemic manifestations of exfoliative glaucoma" Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology; ; Exfoliative Glaucoma (2012)
  • "Fish Oil and Eye DIsease" World Ophthalmology Congress; ; Supplementation in Glaucoma (2012)
  • "Neuroprotection in Glaucoma" Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium; University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Natural Compounds in Glaucoma" World Glaucoma Congress; ; Alternative therapies in Glaucoma (2011)
  • "Medical Treatment of Exfoliative Glaucoma" World Ophthalmology Congress; ; Exfoliative Glaucoma (2011)
  • "Baerveldt glaucoma implant: Design considerations and basics of technique" Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology; ; Glaucoma Surgery (2010)
  • "Exfoliation syndrome: a sign of vascular disease?" Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology; ; Hot Topics in Glaucoma (2010)
See all (27 more)

Service Activities:

  • Board Member, Visually Impaired Advancement; Board Member (2021–present)
  • Board Member Visually Impaired Advancement; Board member (2021–present)
  • Retina Candidate Interview Committee (2020)
  • COVID Response Task Force (2020)
  • Technician Educational Lecture Series; Organizer (2020–present)
  • Ophthalmology Interest Group Panel; Panelist (2019–present)
  • Annual Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium organizer; Organizer (2018–present)
  • University at Buffalo Mini Medical School; Presenter (2018)
  • Faculty Practice Management Plan; Alternate Representative (2018–present)
  • American Glaucoma Society Quality Committee; Committee member (2018–present)
  • Physician Philanthropy Council; Member (2017–present)
  • Physician Philanthropy Council; Member (2017–present)
  • Medical Executive Committee Center for Ambulatory Surgery (2017–present)
  • Clinical Competency Committee; Committee Member (2017–present)
  • Chief of Service at Erie County Medical Center; Chief of Service ECMC (2015–present)
  • Residency Interview Committee; Interview Committee (2012–present)
  • Community Glaucoma Screening, Buffalo NY Have conducted various community glaucoma screenings in conjunction with the Ophthalmology Interest Group members from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical sciences; Acting Director (2010–present)

School News:

In the Media:


Clinical Specialties:

Clinical Offices:

Insurance Accepted:



Contact Information

1176 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14209
Phone: 7164086906
Fax: 7168814349
sandrafe@buffalo.edu

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

View this physician on UBMD