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Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD

Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD

Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD

  • Cataract
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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SightMD New York


Garden City – Franklin Ave

520 Franklin Avenue Suite 251 Garden City, NY 11530
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  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery - Yag Laser Capsulotomy
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Dry Eye Evaluation & Management
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Medical Evaluation & Management of Ocular Diseases
  • Pterygium Excision


Year began practicing: 1992

Year joined staff: 2015


  • New York University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine
  • Columbia University, Pre-Medical Studies
  • New York University, Masters of Science
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science, Nursing


North Shore University Medical Center, Cornell Medical School, Ophthalmology


Overlook Hospital, Columbia University, Rotational Internship Program

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • New York State Ophthalmologic Society
  • Long Island Ophthalmology Society

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Attending Ophthalmic Surgeon, Northwell Health, Syosset SurgiCenter
  • Attending Ophthalmic Surgeon, Garden City Surgery Center


Dr. Van Valkenburg is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive eye care and cataract management. She brings over twenty years of clinical, educational and surgical experience. She actively pursues ongoing training in her field and has done extensive volunteer service performing cataract surgery in Ghana, Honduras, Peru, and Belize. She performs the most state of the art cataract and laser surgery and enjoys seeing joyful patients after offering them the most up-to-date intraocular lens implants. Dr. Van Valkenburg is committed to eye health and prides herself in accommodating ophthalmic emergencies and effective communication with consulting physicians. Her highest priority is to help patients in need and to create lasting relationships with the families she cares for. Dr. Van Valkenburg sees patients out of the SightMD office in Garden City, NY.