Dr. Louis D. Pizzarello has practiced ophthalmology on the East End of Long Island for four decades. After a childhood spent in Southampton, he earned a bachelor’s degree at Colgate University, medical degree at the University of Virginia and a degree in public health from Harvard University. Continuing his medical training, he completed an internship at the Toronto General Hospital and a residency in ophthalmology at the E.S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University. At that point he returned to Southampton to practice.
During his time in practice, Dr. Pizzarello has treated many patients with complicated eye diseases. He is particularly interested in cataract and corneal surgery as well as ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has one of the most extensive surgical experiences on Long Island. For the past decade, he has been recognized as among the best ophthalmologists on Long Island by the Castle-Connolly annual awards. As the author of over 30 scientific papers, he has written on a wide range of topics including cataract surgery, children’s eye disease and blindness prevention. He has served as President of the Medical Staff of Southampton Hospital as well as a Board member of the hospital and East End Hospice. Dr. Pizzarello has worked in over 40 countries bringing eye care to underserved people and initiated a project to provide inner-city children with glasses in the US. He has received awards for his efforts in blindness prevention from the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Helen Keller International, Southampton College, Colgate University and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Throughout his career, Dr. Pizzarello has remained committed to providing the finest level of ophthalmic care to the people of the East End. He is Professor of Ophthalmology and Health Management at Columbia University where he teaches and assists in clinical research. This allows him to be involved continually in the latest developments in ophthalmology. Many of these technologies have been incorporated into the practice. This has been done without sacrificing the individual attention and small town concern that all his patients receive.