John Passarelli, M.D.

Dr. PassarelliJohn G. Passarelli, MD a Board Certified ophthalmic surgeon, is the Medical Director of the Long Island Ambulatory Surgery Center, Long Island Eye Surgical Care in Brentwood, NY and Suffolk Surgery Center in Shirley, NY. Dr. Passarelli earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame and completed his medical school education from the State University of New York Downstate. His ophthalmic training occurred at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City where he achieved Chief Residency status in Ophthalmology. He also achieved Chief Residency status at St. Clare’s Hospital in New York City. In addition to The Long Island Ambulatory Surgery Center, Dr. Passarelli is affiliated with several hospitals including Good Samaritan Medical Center, South Side Hospital and North Shore LIJ Health System. He has been an ophthalmologist for more than thirty years and specializes in cataract and vision correction micro-surgical procedures of the eye.


Meet Dr. John Passarelli


Dr. Passarelli performed refractive surgery since its infancy in the early 1980s and has been performing LASIK surgery since its approval by the FDA in 1995. Dr. Passarelli is the senior partner in Island Refractive Eye Care, which owns a VISX Excimer Star S4 Laser and the blade free Intralase Laser. The laser utilizes WaveScan diagnosis and CustomVue treatment and is located in a sterile surgical suite operated by certified laser technicians. Dr. Passarelli has lectured extensively throughout the United States including the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, Manhattan Eye and Ear in New York, and Wills Eye in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His presentations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Passarelli has been providing education for medical students, residents and physicians assistants for over thirty years. Dr. Passarelli is presently on the Advisory Council for the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame. Academically, Dr. Passarelli is recognized as one of the most experienced and educated eye surgeons on Long Island. He trains his peers nationally and is an inventor of micro-surgical instruments.

Dr. Passarelli has expanded his services and is now available in Hauppauge, Sayville, West Islip, Huntington, Amityville, Bayshore and Port Jefferson all located in Suffolk County New York. The main office, laser suite and the AAAHC certified ambulatory surgery center are all located in Brentwood, New York. Our LASIK center is situated in the heart of Smithtown.

Constantly continuing his education in all new areas of refractive surgery as well as ophthalmic procedures. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. John Passarelli is a member of the following Societies:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Ophthalmic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Long Island Ophthalmological Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York Diabetes Association
  • New York State Ophthalmologic Society
  • Out-Patient Ophthalmic Surgical Society
  • Society for Excellence in Eye Care
  • Society for the Prevention of Blindness
  • Suffolk County Medical Society
  • Suffolk County Ophthalmic Society
  • Who’s Who of America

Achievements & Honors

PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATOR AND MEDICAL/SURGICAL DIRECTOR

The Long Island Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC

PRESIDENT AND MEDICAL/SURGICAL DIRECTOR

Long Island Eye Surgical Care, PC

FOUNDER

Suffolk Surgery Center, LLC

PRESIDENT AND MEDICAL/SURGICAL DIRECTOR

Island Refractive Eye Care, LLC

MANAGING PARTNER

Am Reality
Allegria Realty, LLC

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Autonomous University of Guadalajara

CHIEF RESIDENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

St. Clare’s Hospital, 1983

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

Teaching Award, 1985

CERTIFICATE OF HONOR

Southside Hospital/SUNY, Stony Brook
Residency Training and Teaching, 1989

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD

American Diabetes Association, 1996

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

College of Science University of Notre Dame, 2000-Present

HONOREE, 2003

United Cerebral Palsy, Suffolk County, NY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, BUSINESS COUNCIL

Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring
Harbor, NY, 2005-Present

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD

First National Bank of Long Island,
Hauppauge, NY, 2006-Present

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