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Robert Spector, MD

Robert Spector, MD

Robert Spector, MD

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
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Bay Shore – Pediatrics

180 E. Main Street Bay Shore, NY 11706
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Rockville Centre

220 Maple Ave Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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Year began practicing: 1977

Year joined staff: 2023


Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, M.D. Medical Doctor


University of Iowa Hospitals, Ophthalmology


Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Medicine/Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

  • The Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • Philadelphia Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and refractive surgery
  • San Diego County Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New York Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Executive Committee of the Section on

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Top Doctors – Castle Connolly – 2023, 2022, 2015
  • America’s Most Honored Doctors – Top 1% – 2023, 2022
  • America’s Most Honored Doctors – Top 5% – 2021, 2020, 2019
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 10% – 2017
  • America’s Most Honored 2016


  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Cornea and External Disease


Dr. Robert T. Spector, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified and Fellowship trained Ophthalmologist who specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Neuro-Ophthalmology as well as the treatment of Cornea and External Diseases. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 40 years. He completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Iowa as well as Fellowships in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Cornea and External Disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. When asked what his favorite part of the job is, Dr. Spector replied without hesitation “helping patients”. Dr. Spector is a full-time Professor of Ophthalmology and teaching is very high on Dr. Spector’s list of priorities as he sees learning as a dynamic process which should never stop. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons just to name a few. In his free time Dr. Spector enjoys spending time with his family, music, theater and golf.