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SightMD 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Published on: March 23, 2023

SightMD 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Congratulations to our SightMD 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors


Earlier this year Castle Connolly announced the release of Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2023. With over 850,000 practicing doctors in the United States, Castle Connolly carefully curated the list of 63,000 plus board-certified U.S. physicians, across all 50 states and all major specialties, who comprise its network. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Castle Connolly Top Doctors. SightMD’s “Top Doctors” are: Dr. Lawrence Buono, Dr. Paul Choinski, Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Allen Greenbaum, Dr. Alexander Hatsis, Dr. David Immanuel, Dr. William Kasper, Dr. Ted Karl, Dr. Neil Katz, Dr. Faye Knoll, Dr. Michelle Liebert, Dr. Irene Magramm, Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Dr. John Mauro, Dr. Richard Nattis, Dr. Seth Potash, Dr. Laurence Rubin, Dr. Norman Saffra, and Dr. Paul Sforza.

All Castle Connolly Top Doctors are nominated by their peers, and then the Castle Connolly research team evaluates important criteria to determine who makes the list, including professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history and interpersonal skills.

Dr. Paul Choinski is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has over 30 years of medical and surgical experience in private practice as an eye doctor in Eastern Long Island. Dr Choinski practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on cataract surgery including the use of femtosecond cataract surgery and advanced intraocular lens implant technologies.

Dr. James R. Gordon is a board certified ophthalmologist and oculofacial surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has particular expertise in the handling of challenging and complex cases. He has published numerous papers and has given extensive lectures on ocular disease and eyelids and facial cosmetic procedures, including innovative techniques for fillers & injectables.

Dr Allen S. Greenbaum is a board-certified ophthalmologist serving the Westchester community.
Dr. Greenbaum is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, with a special interest in refractive cataract surgery, including laser cataract surgery with premium lens implants.

Dr. Alexander Hatsis is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in complicated cataracts and laser vision correction. He was one of the expert U.S. surgeons to help gain FDA-approval for laser vision correction and was the first surgeon to perform LASIK on Long Island in 1995.

Dr. David Immanuel is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in laser cataract surgery with advanced technology lenses and laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK). He is also a cornea and external disease specialist with expertise in corneal transplants and pterygium excisions.

Dr. William Kasper is a board certified ophthalmologist who emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of ocular disorders. He is an active member of the local ophthalmology community, contributing to the scientific and educational information of several ophthalmologic societies, and training residents in the art and science of the specialty at the Nassau County Medical Center.

Dr. Ted Karl is a board certified ophthalmologist who combines his vast experience with his dedicated skill to provide high quality eye care to all of his patients.

Dr. Neil Katz is a board certified ophthalmologist who has been in practice since 1996 in Westchester County, New York. While Dr. Katz practices general ophthalmology and treats patients of all ages, he has a sub-specialty in pediatric ophthalmology and caring for children’s eyes.

Dr. Faye Knoll is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in both laser and traditional cataract surgery as well as laser vision correction including LASIK and PRK. “It’s always special to receive an award.” said Dr Knoll “To be honored by my peers is incredibly gratifying. I am also grateful to the talented and dedicated staff I work with. In the end, it’s about providing quality patient care.” Dr Knoll completed a fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in cornea and external diseases of the eye. Her favorite part of her job is developing lifelong relationships with her patients.

Dr. Michelle Liebert is a board certified pediatric ophthalmologist specializing in strabismus surgery. Dr. Liebert takes a personal interest in each and every one of her patients, caring for each as if they were her own. One of her favorite aspects of being a doctor is that she can follow her patients from prematurity until adulthood.

Dr. Irene Magramm is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in strabismus surgery and relief of double vision in children and adults. She also enjoys general ophthalmology in children and adults.

Dr. Jeffrey Martin is a board certified ophthalmologist and is President and Co-Founder of SightMD. When asked his thoughts about this award Dr Martin said “I am honored to be included on this list of excellent doctors. It is a testament to doing what is best for every patient and the team surrounding me.” Dr. Martin joined his father’s ophthalmology practice in 1997 and is proud to have helped it become a regional leader in eye care. Dr. Martin is a specialist in both LASIK and cataract surgery.

Dr. John Mauro is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and LASIK vision correction surgery. He is driven to provide exceptional eyesight to his patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible throughout their eyecare journey.

Dr. Richard Nattis is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and laser vision correction surgery. Dr. Nattis is humbled to be elected for this honor by fellow physicians for over 15 years in a row. He continues to treat his patients with the highest level of professionalism, compassion and state of the art procedures. Dr. Nattis has been performing laser refractive surgery (PRK-LASIK) since it was approved by the FDA in 1995. Dr. Nattis actively teaches medical and emergency room resident physicians, as well as medical students interested in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Seth D. Potash is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained Glaucoma specialist proudly serving the Westchester community. Dr. Potash specializes in glaucoma subspecialty care and cataract surgery, both routine and complex, and has performed thousands of laser and surgical procedures.

Dr. Laurence Rubin is a board certified ophthalmologist with over 25 years of experience in comprehensive eye care. Dr. Rubin strives to provide the highest quality eye care by carefully listening to and observing every patient he sees.

Dr. Norman Saffra is one of the nation’s leading ophthalmic laser and microsurgeons and is known for his expertise in treating diseases that cause visual loss and had been named a castle connolly top doctor for over 25 years. Dr Saffra is an expert in conditions affecting the posterior segment of the eye, specifically those that involve the optic nerve, or the retina and vitreous.

Dr. Paul Sforza is a board certified fellowship-trained Cornea specialist with special training and interest in femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lenses, and laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK). Dr Sforza is known for performing cutting-edge surgery with a warm bedside manner.

SightMD ophthalmologists recognized this year span the full range of care offered to the patients within the practice. Individuals on the list include professionals from the Cataract and Comprehensive Eye Care, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Medical & Surgical Disease of the Retina ,Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cornea, Neuro-Ophthalmology services.

About Castle Connolly
With over 30 years’ experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible source. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Medical Research found that across several specialties, evidence indicates that Castle Connolly’s peer-reviewed directory is methodologically more reliable than sites that just relied on patient reviews when it came to identifying quality care. Our mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. 

About SightMD
SightMD is a rapidly growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients access to over 80 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists through the convenience of 39 locations spanning the east end of Long Island, Westchester County and New York City. SightMD’s track record of providing clinically excellent care spans over 50 years, and its services include laser cataract surgery and lens implantation, glaucoma management, retinal disorder treatment, corneal services, neuro-ophthalmology, LASIK laser vision correction, oculoplastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and audiology.