Neil R. Katz, M.D., F.A.A.O. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been in practice since 1996 in Westchester County, New York. He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He then earned his medical degree from New York University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and his pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Kentucky. 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. Among his areas of expertise are adult cataract surgery, pediatric ophthalmic surgery (strabismus surgery and surgery on the tear duct system), adult strabismus surgery and laser surgery for different ophthalmic conditions including glaucoma and cataracts. He also performs both routine and challenging contact lens fittings. Dr. Katz is certified to fit patients with orthokeratology contact lenses which can provide the benefit of corneal refractive therapy while they sleep.
As a physician in practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Katz has come to enjoy treating patients both adults and children. He enjoys the challenges that come with being able to treat and diagnose eye conditions relating to patients of any age. Patients presenting for routine eye care, surgical consultations or emergency-related issues are all welcome. Dr. Katz has years of experience using premium intraocular lens implants including the Tecnis® multifocal lens, the Restor® multifocal lens and Toric lenses to treat astigmatism.
Dr. Katz is a clinical attending physician on the staff at both White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, and St. Johns Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York. Most of his ophthalmic surgeries are performed at The Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester in Harrison, New York.
Dr. Katz participated in the teaching program with the residents in training at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan for many years after he completed his own education there. He was born and raised in Westchester County and is a proud graduate of New Rochelle High School.
Over the past eight years, Dr. Katz has proudly contributed to medical missions in the Dominican Republic, performing needed examinations and surgery for patients from underserved rural communities. Last year the team from Volunteer Health Program performed over 200 surgeries and 500 patient exams in their time on the mission.
When Dr. Katz is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. His outside interests also include ceramics, gardening, snowboarding, swimming and cycling. He has participated and finished in several ironman 70.3 competitions and marathons.
In July 2021, Newsweek released the results of a nation-wide survey which placed Dr. Neil Katz as one of the top 300 eye doctors in the country. The study asked more than 10,000 members of the eye care community to rank their fellow physicians in three categories: the quality of care they provide, the continuity of that care, and the quality of the technology they use in their practices. Dr. Katz ranked at #103 on the list.