Submitted on Tuesday, 1/25/2022, at 2:14 PM

Pennsylvania’s Altoona Mirror profiles Dr. Tsai, a fourth-generation physician (and Amherst trustee emeritus) who is president of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and system chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

The article, written by Patt Keith, touches upon Tsai’s family history as an immigrant from Taiwan; his young life in New York City and Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and his education at Phillips Exeter Academy, Amherst College (where he “became enamored with the body’s vision system as a neuroscience major”), Stanford University (where he earned an M.D.) and Vanderbilt University (where he earned an MBA). 

In describing Tsai’s medical career, the article quotes one of his colleagues, who praises the “research he has done on the neuroprotective agents to preserve sight and prevent further damage.” It also mentions Tsai’s mentorship of younger physicians and conveys his thoughts about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed, and will continue to change, the practice of medicine.