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SightMD Welcomes R. Scott Russell, MD

Published on: September 15, 2022

SightMD Welcomes R. Scott Russell, MD

SightMD NY Welcomes R. Scott Russell, MD


SightMD, a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform in New York, welcomes Scott Russell, MD to its expert team.

R. Scott Russell, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who takes a genuine interest in researching and educating himself on various new advancements in ophthalmology, so his patients get the best and the most advanced treatment possible. He is driven to provide an excellent healthcare experience to all of his patients. Dr. Russell completed his undergraduate education at Boston College and Harvard College graduating with honors. He was awarded an N.I.H. Neurobiology Training Grant to study at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.  After medical school he completed a general surgical internship at New York University, and his ophthalmology residency at Cornell. He also completed fellowships in Ophthalmic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and in Corneal,  External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the L.S.U Eye Center.  Dr. Russell served as a full time staff member in the Department of Ophthalmology of Columbia University and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department.  His  research interests include corneal pathology, and anterior segment surgery, about which he has published several papers and delivered several presentations. Dr. Russell will be seeing patients at SightMD locations in Riverhead (54 Commerce Dr Ste 6, Riverhead, NY 11901), Southold (41705 County Road 48, Southold, NY 11971), and Southampton (186 Old Town Road, Southampton, NY 11968).

When asked why he chose the SightMD team, Dr. Russell said “The physicians and staff at SightMD are a team of dedicated, caring and compassionate experts placing the well being and needs of the individual above all else – which is consistent with my own philosophy and goals of patient care.”

SightMD is actively seeking ophthalmology professionals who are interested in joining our outstanding team. If you are an ophthalmology practice owner interested in merging or selling your practice, please contact our VP of Growth, Franc Galinanes, at (631) 396-8340 or

About SightMD

SightMD is a rapidly-growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients access to over 80 eye care providers through the convenience of 40 locations across New York. SightMD’s track record of providing clinically-excellent care spans over 50 years, and its services include general eye exams, 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. Sight Growth Partners is the administrative services provider for SightMD.