Neera Kapoor, OD
Chief, Vision Rehabilitation Services/Associate Clinical Professor
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036

Biography

Dr. Neera Kapoor is an Associate Clinical Professor of Optometry and Chief of Vision Rehabilitation Services at SUNY Optometry in New York City. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Kapoor moved to New York City where she completed a Masters of Science in Vision Science, Doctorate of Optometry and a residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, all from SUNY Optometry.

From September 1996 through June 6, 2010, she was the Director of SUNY Optometry’s Head Trauma Vision Rehabilitation Unit, recently renamed after a grateful donor as the Raymond J. Greenwald Rehabilitation Center. Since June 7, 2010, Dr. Kapoor has been serving as the Chief of Vision Rehabilitation Services at SUNY Optometry.

Over the past 15 years of working with individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI), she has co-authored 24 peer-reviewed articles, 8 textbook chapters, and 19 poster presentations, as well as having lectured locally and regionally, regarding vision and ABI.

 

Educational Background

SUNY College of Optometry, Residency, 1995

SUNY College of Optometry, OD, 1994

SUNY College of Optometry, MS, 1993

University of Toronto, BS, 1989

 

Recognition/Awards

  • 12/13/2009-12/15/2009: Scientific reviewer for thePsychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Panel 2009 (PH/TBIRP09) for the 2009 Deployment Related Medical Research Program (DRMRP), Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), and Department of Defense (DOD):Reviewed DRMRP/CDMRP/DOD grants for scientific integrity and impact on deployment-related military public health.

  • 12/07/2008-12/09/2008: Scientific reviewer for the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury-6 (Diagnostics) peer review panel (PHTBI-6) of the 2008 Deployment Related Medical Research Program (DRMRP), Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), and Department of Defense (DOD):Reviewed DRMRP/CDMRP/DOD grants for scientific integrity and impact on deployment-related military public health.

  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World: 22nd Edition, 2005; 23rd Edition, 2006; 24th Edition, 2007; 26th Edition, 2009; 27th Edition, 2010; 28th Edition, 2011; 29th Edition, 2012

  • Marquis Who’s Who in America: 58th Edition, 2004; 59th Edition, 2005; 60th Edition, 2006; 61st Edition, 2007; 62nd Edition, 2008; 63rd Edition, 2009; 64th Edition, 2010; 65th Edition, 2011; 66th Edition, 2012

  • Marquis Who’s Who Among American Women: 25th Edition, 2006; 27th Edition, 2008; 29th Edition, 2010

  • Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare: 7th Edition, 2009-2010; 8th Edition, 2011-2012

  • State University of New York’s State College of Optometry’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service: presented at SUNY-Optometry in June, 2005 in New York, NY.

  • NYSOA’s Distinguished Achievement Award:in recognition of significant contributions to the field of visual rehabilitation of the stroke patient (presented in New York, NY on June 01, 2003 at SUNY-Optometry Commencement Ceremony).

  • Founder’s Award, presented by the Brain Injury Association of New York State:in recognition of outstanding efforts to help establish new services or opportunities for persons with brain injuries and their families (presented in Albany, NY on June 06, 2002).