Paul J. Lama, M.D. is the founder and medical director of the Glaucoma Institute of Northern New Jersey. He is one of 7 children and was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his bachelors degree in biology at New York University where he graduated magna cum laude and elected into Phi Beta Kappa.
Coming from a long line of medical professionals, he pursued his medical training and received his M.D. degree at the New York University School of Medicine where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He did his post-graduate medical training in internal medicine at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical College and ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center and became board certified in both subspecialties. He then completed a glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Upon completion of his glaucoma fellowship, he joined the faculty at Rutgers University/NJ Medical School as the associate director of the glaucoma services. While at Rutgers he taught residents and twice received the Faculty Teaching Award. He authored a number of articles, posters, and book chapters. He lectured nationally and internationally and participated in five project ORBIS humanitarian missions in Jamaica, Cuba, Costa Rica, Paraguay, and Ethiopia. Dr. Lama has been selected to be on the Best Doctors of America list since 2011.
In 2007 he founded the Glaucoma Institute of Northern New Jersey in Hackensack, NJ and in 2015 the practice moved and was expanded to its current state-of-the-art 8000 sq. ft. facility in Rochelle Park, NJ. Dr. Lama offers specialized consultative and surgical services in the management of glaucoma. Dr. Lama is married. His wife is an international journalist and they have 1 child together. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, aviation, film, sports, and is an avid baseball fan.