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Myron Yanoff,


Title: Professor and Chair Emeritus

Practices: Drexel Eye Physicians

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Practicing Since: 1968


Drexel Eye Physicians
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.EYES
Fax: 215.762.5600


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

Clinical Services

Cataract surgery, Ophthalmic pathology, General ophthalmology, Eye examinations


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)


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


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


  • General - Methodist Hospital (1962)


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.