David Gerstenfeld, MD., FACS
Dr David Gerstenfeld has been in private practice at Island Eye Surgery Specialists since 1992. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Duke University Magna Cum Laude he attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he achieved the highest academic award, entry into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. Dr Gerstenfeld then performed his residency training in ophthalmic surgery at the Montefiore Hospital medical system, where he gained experience learning under many of the leading surgeons in the field of ophthalmology.
Dr Gerstenfeld was one of the first surgeons in the US to begin performing clear cornea topical anesthesia cataract surgery in the mid-1990s at Staten Island University Hospital. Many of his colleagues came to observe his techniques in the operating room in the state of the art surgical suite at Staten Island University Hospital. He also spent many years training residents from the prestigious Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Infirmary in the art and skill of eye surgery. Over the years Dr Gerstenfeld has been at the cutting edge in surgical techniques as well as office based laser surgery. He is one of the earliest eye surgeons to offer the Symfony intraocular lens implant, which allows patients reduced dependence on reading glasses after cataract surgery.
Today Dr Gerstenfeld, along with his partner Dr Michael Nejat, offers a wide array of treatments for eye disease at their two modern offices in Eltingville and Sunnyside. Dr Gerstenfeld was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1993. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the New York State Ophthalmological Society and the Richmond County Medical Society, which serves as an advocate for Staten Islanders and their medical needs.