Samuel Baharestani, M.D.
Dr. Samuel Baharestani specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery at our Smithtown, Riverhead, and Garden City offices. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi.
Samuel Baharestani introduces himself and describes his background and education. He is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon at SightMD. He has taught students in ophthalmology at different institutions.
Meet Dr. Samuel Baharestani
Dr. Baharestani is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology, a Candidate Member of the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), and a Member of The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
Raised on Long Island, Dr. Baharestani is a graduate of Roslyn High School where he was a four year scholar athlete in volleyball and graduated with distinction in the top 2% of his class. A Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, Dr. Baharestani earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology, including minors in Chemistry and Economics. At NYU, he was honored as a Presidential Honors Scholar, named to the Dean’s Advisory Council, and received the Harry A. Charipper Medal for outstanding contributions to the science of biology.
As an ophthalmic plastic surgeon I am able to combine the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery with the microsurgery of ophthalmology to achieve the best aesthetic result for my patients.
Dr. Baharestani received his MD from NYU School of Medicine. After his Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, his surgical training in general eye surgery was completed at NYU Medical Center and Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital where he served as Executive Chief Resident and was recruited to join the faculty as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Baharestani’s ASOPRS-accredited fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid, tear duct, and oculofacial plastic surgery was completed by training with eye doctors at The Cincinnati Eye Institute and University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr. Baharestani has held academic appointments at NYU School of Medicine, The Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, The North Shore-LIJ Health System, and The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he teaches future surgeons the latest advances in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has over one hundred publications of original research, case presentations, book chapters, abstract submissions, invited lectures, and online medical contributions.
Dr. Baharestani is fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi. In his spare time, he enjoys traditional Persian cuisine, Billy Joel’s music, New York Knicks basketball, exploring New York City, and traveling around the world.