Norah Lincoff

Norah S. Lincoff

Norah S. Lincoff MD

UBMD Neurology


Neuro-Ophthalmology; Neurology; Ophthalmology

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I am a neuro-ophthalmologist with a primary clinical interest in optic neuropathy and vasculitis. I see a full range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions, but I specialize in adult autoimmune optic neuropathy syndromes, diplopia, headache and multiple sclerosis (MS). I am also a board-certified ophthalmologist and conduct vision tests such as visual field testing, ocular coherence tomography (this assesses the health of the retina and optic nerve), sensorimotor examination and prism measurements. I see patients five days a week at UBMD Neurology at Buffalo General Medical Center.

My main research interests include preventative treatment trials for autoimmune optic neuropathies and neuroprotection. I present annually at national and international conferences regarding MS and the use of ocular coherence tomography and imaging in my field. I am also involved in the “Hopeful Ways Nicaragua Eye Care Mission Project,” an annual medical mission to Nicaragua to prevent blindness. I work together with a group of medical professionals, local interpreters and Peace Corps volunteers to provide free vision care to over 2,600 patients a year.

I am actively involved in training medical students, residents and fellows. I lecture weekly to students in small group sessions as well as larger lecture settings at UB.


Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neurology, Ophthalmology

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Fluent French, Fluent Spanish

Physician Gender:



UBMD Neurology at Conventus
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: (716) 829-5054
Fax: (716) 829-3010
Contact: Stacy
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • PA Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology, Columbia University School of Medicine (1993)
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical School (1992)
  • Internship, Medicine, Danbury Hospital-Yale Univ. Medical School (1989)
  • MD, Medicine, Univ. at Buffalo SMBS SUNY (1988)

Awards and Honors:

  • Service Award 30 year (2024)
  • WNY Best Doctors Listing 2005-2024 (2024)
  • Exceptional Woman in Medicine (2024)
  • Department of Neurology Teaching Award (2016)
  • Ophthalmology Department Teaching Award (2008)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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