Areas of Practice
Dr. Wladis is chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and chief of service for Ophthalmology. As an ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon with Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, PLLC, Dr. Wladis is trained to diagnose, treat, and manage diseases or trauma of the eye, and he has a special interest in the treatment of eyelid, orbital, and lacrimal disease, including functional, rehabilitative, and cosmetic surgical interventions.
Dr. Wladis was fellowship trained in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute. He completed his residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and earned his medical degree from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He directs the fellowship program in oculoplastic surgery at Albany Medical College and has a secondary appointment in Otolaryngology.
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Dr. Wladis was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society, representing an honor bestowed to only roughly 300 academic ophthalmic surgeons throughout the world.
In addition to clinical and surgical care, Dr. Wladis performs research on a variety of topics in oculoplastic surgery and frequently lectures at both national meetings and as an invited speaker at other medical colleges. His investigations have been supported by grants from the National Rosacea Society, the Lions Eye Foundation, and the State of New York. He has been awarded the Research Award, Freuh Award, Quickert Thesis Award and Merrill Reeh Eye Pathology Award from ASOPRS, as well as the best paper and achievement awards from the AAO. He was previously awarded the department's Golden Apple award for resident education.
Additionally, Dr. Wladis has served on the Ophthalmology Technology Assessment Committee for the AAO and as the co-editor of its Oculoplastic Knowledge Center. He has worked on the thesis, education, fellowship, directors, and scientific advisory committees for ASOPRS and serves as chair of the oral examination for ASOPRS. Dr. Wladis has been selected as a top doctor by Hudson Valley Magazine, Castle Connolly, and several other publications and sits on the board of the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany.