Meir Baalhaness, M.D.
Dr. Meir Baalhaness is a board certified ophthalmologist with advanced specialty training in treatment of retina conditions. Dr. Baalhaness obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College and graduated with honors from SUNY Downstate Medical School. He completed a one year internship in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in surgical and medical treatment of retinal diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Baalhaness is passionate about educating and treating patients with diabetic and vascular eye conditions as well as macular degeneration.
Brian Brazzo, M.D.
Dr. Brian Brazzo is a board-certified ophthalmologist whose scope of practice includes the most advanced techniques in plastic surgery. He specializes in oculoplastic surgery, which combines cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and tear duct system.
Dr. Brazzo is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his post-graduate training in ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, and was an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow at the William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan.
Dr. Brazzo is currently a clinical ophthalmologist at Weill Medical College in New York and Director of Oculoplastics services at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is on the staff of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and serves as an attending physician at New York - Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Brazzo is also currently active in ophthalmic research. He is an editor of numerous books on oculoplastic surgery, and is a featured lecturer and author of numerous articles and papers. He is recognized as one of the most experienced oculoplastic and cosmetic surgeons in the area.
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Leslie Shapiro, M.D.
Dr. Shapiro is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Bayside New York who is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including North Shore Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 25 years.
Dr. Shapiro specializes in treatment of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Dr. Shapiro is a fellow American Board of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, FACS - Fellow American Academy of Surgeons and Professor of Ophthalmology at Hofstra University School of Medicine.
Rebecca Shields, M.D.
Dr. Rebecca Shields is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Her expertise is in the medical treatment and surgical management of glaucoma, including both laser and incisional surgery. Dr. Shields is trained in the latest and most advanced techniques of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
Dr. Shields received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University with honors. She completed her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and was inducted into the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA).
Dr. Shields completed her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. She then completed her glaucoma fellowship training at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
Her publications include topics such as pediatric glaucoma, intracranial hypertension, and epidemiology of disease. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and remains active in the glaucoma community. Dr. Shields is dedicated to providing excellent care and ensures that she understands the needs of her patients to offer the best treatment and experience possible.
Dr. Shields is fluent in Spanish.
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
David Rubaltelli, M.D.
Dr. David Rubaltelli is an ophthalmologist who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases. Dr. Rubaltelli graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Dr. Rubaltelli completed a two year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at Schepens Retina Associates and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary located in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also the Chief Resident in Ophthalmology at the Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Rubaltelli has been a phase III clinical sub-investigator of a sustained release Dexamethasone compound for macular edema, and investigated the anatomical and functional changes in patients with choroidal neovascularization secondary to Age Related Macular Degeneration after treatment with intravitreal Avastin. In addition, he has a strong surgical interest in complex retinal detachment surgery and utilizes advanced vitreoretinal surgical techniques such as wide angle viewing and small gauge vitrectomy.