Dr. Alexander D. Port joined NJ Retina in 2020. Originally from Toms River, New Jersey, Dr. Port completed his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Port then obtained his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Port discovered his love of ophthalmology doing volunteer community vision screenings as a medical student and continued to volunteer and supervise medical student screeners throughout his residency.
Dr. Port completed a preliminary internship in internal medicine at New York University before returning to Weill Cornell for his ophthalmology residency where he served as Chief Resident during his senior year. He then completed a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Boston University and the Boston VA Medical Center, serving as a clinical instructor to residents and medical students.
Dr. Port has presented numerous abstracts at national meetings and has published articles on a variety of topics including vitrectomy surgery, cytomegalovirus retinitis, endophthalmitis, retinopathy of prematurity, and quality of life in aging.
Dr. Port is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Port has been married to his wife Yael since 2010 and they have two daughters. His hobbies include cooking, cycling and triathlons.