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Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset inducts Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum

By Staff | Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum displays his membership certificate after his induction as a member of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. With him are (from left) Assistant District Governor Marti Wukelic, Sara Foley (his sponsor) and President Heidi Dollinger.

KAANAPALI – At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum was inducted the newest member of the club. Eichenbaum 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 studied philosophy, political theory, Bible studies and Talmud from Yeshiva University. He then received his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Yale University with a thesis in nerve degeneration and its repair.

He completed his internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., in internal medicine, residency in ophthalmology at New York University and fellowship in ocular reconstructive surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

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 and served on the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Mount Sinai.

In line with his interest in nerve degeneration, he completed a Master’s Thesis in Toxicology at Columbia University on lead toxicity in the eye in conjunction with a Master’s 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, he is looking forward to meeting new friends at the Rotary Club and working on projects in the environment and education.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, contact President Heidi Dollinger at Heidi.LahainaSunset@gmail.com.