The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Contact Information:

The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome / Glaucoma Expert
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Glaucoma Clinic at The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

Dr. Steven Kane is Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital and at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He co-directs the Pediatric Glaucoma Clinic at The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute where he participates in the training of medical students, ophthalmology, neurology, and pediatrics residents, and glaucoma fellows and directs the Pediatric Glaucoma Clinic at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai where he also teaches residents. He maintains a busy private practice largely devoted to the care of children with glaucoma and neurological diseases that affect vision and participates in research through Columbia University.

Dr. Kane took graduate degrees in medicine and neural science through the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University in St. Louis and took residency training in ophthalmology and fellowship training as a Heed Fellow in pediatric and neuro-ophthalmology both at The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University. He subsequently took private fellowship training in the care of children affected by glaucoma with Dr. David Walton in Boston.

Dr. Kane has received numerous best doctor awards and was the recipient of The Children’s Glaucoma Foundation Physician of the Year Award in 2013. He routinely lectures on topics related to the childhood glaucomas, childhood cataracts, and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology.

He lives on the Upper West Side in Manhattan with his wife Phyllis. When he is not trying to keep up with their three children he studies piano performance and chamber music through the Juilliard School.

Vascular conditions treated:
  • Glaucoma associated with the Sturge-Weber syndrome
  • Amblyopia such as associated with capillary hemangioma
Areas of expertise:
  • Childhood glaucoma
  • Childhood cataract
  • Complex anterior segment surgery
  • Genetic and metabolic diseases
  • Strabismus
  • Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology
  • Birthmarks Types:

    Hemangioma, Venous Malformation, Lymphatic Malformation, Unknown / Not sure, Port Wine Stain, AVM, Combination, Other

  • Birthmark Syndromes:

    Sturge-Weber Syndrome

  • Practice Specialties:

    Surgery, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology

  • Procedures Offered:

    Surgery, Drug Management