Posted by Joanne Laird
Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum inducted on August 20, 2019
At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum was inducted the newest member of the club.  Eisenbaum was inducted into the club by Assistant District Governor Marti Wukelic and he was sponsored by Sara Foley. 
Eichenbaum was born in New York City and obtained a BA and AA after studying Philosophy, political theory, Bible and Talmud from Yeshiva University. He then received his MD at Yale University, with a thesis in nerve degeneration and its repair.  He completed his internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, in internal medicine, residency in ophthalmology at New York University, and fellowship in ocular reconstructive surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.
Over the last 40 years he has practiced ophthalmology in NYC, taught residents and medical students at Uveitis Clinic (Eye diseases with systemic involvement) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine as well as served on the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Mount Sinai.  In line with his interest in nerve degeneration, he did a Masters Thesis in Toxicology at Columbia University on lead toxicity in the eye, in conjunction with a Masters in Public Health.
His recent papers on geriatric eye diseases and key genes linking macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease represent current research activity.  In addition to swimming and tennis in Hawaii, he is looking forward to meeting new friends at the Rotary Club and projects in the environment and education.