About

About

Carolyn Y. Shih, MD, MBA, MPH is the Director of Clinical Research and the Director of Refractive Surgery at the North Shore LIJ Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shih received her undergraduate degree with double honors from Brown University where she was elected to become a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Subsequently Dr. Shih attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she received her Doctorate of Medicine. During medical school, she was named a Rifkind Research Fellow and received the Alvin Behrens Memorial Fund Award. Dr. Shih has also received a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University.

She subsequently completed her residency at the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University and her Corneal and External Disease fellowship at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Shih specializes in corneal and external diseases and performs corneal transplants such as Penetrating Keratoplasty, Descemet s stripping endothelial Keratoplasty,, and Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty. She also performs cataract surgery and laser vision correction.

Dr. Shih has published her clinical research in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented at national meetings. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for the New York Organ Donor and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New York State Ophthalmology Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Columbia University School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Columbia University College-Physicians & Surgeons

  • Internships

    • St Barnabas Medical Center

  • Fellowships

    • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

600 Northern Boulevard, Suite 214Great Neck, NY 11021

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08/20/2018
"I already recommended her to others"
08/05/2018
"The overall delivery of care has been excellent...in in all respects."
07/22/2018
"Dr. Shih is wonderful very informative, concerned, knowledgeable, friendly and I'm so happy she's taking care of me. :)"
06/22/2018
"Having sight in one eye (blind in one due to accident 10 yrs. ago) & after having good eye scraped Dr. Shih gave me confidence to have cataract laser surgery. Her warm personality - her professionalism is outstanding - I am thankful we found her."
06/11/2018
"I have referred family and friends to see Dr Shih for any eye problems."
06/02/2018
"Dr. Shih performed cataract surgery on me Oct. 16 2017 the results have been wonderful her staff is very courteous and take care of me on every visit."
05/30/2018
"Dr. Shih is an excellent doctor."
05/28/2018
"This was follow up exam. I have been going to this practice for several years--would never change doctors--She is great and staff is as well."
04/11/2018
"Excellent."
04/10/2018
"She is a very nice and extremely comforting."
03/27/2018
"Dr. Shih is an extraordinary and compassionate professional. Her confidence and skill provide a calming and soothing effect on me. She is an angel."
03/23/2018
"Always very courteous."
03/17/2018
"I feel very comfortable with Dr Shih. She has taken a lot of time explaining my issues and what our plan of action is. I have referred her to 3 people already."
03/02/2018
"Dr. Shih has performed two cornea surgeries in the past with wonderful she is a skilled surgeon who is kind and caring I have recommended her to my friends and family in the past and I will continue to do so."
02/25/2018
"I am very pleased with Dr. Shih. She is outstanding and her assistants."
02/23/2018
"No complains, very professional."
02/22/2018
"She was awesome explained everything she did to my understanding. Awesome visit."
02/10/2018
"My daughter has been seeing Dr. Shih for a while now, she's awesome and my family loves her. She makes my daughter feel so at ease."
01/25/2018
"I felt very safe in the provider's care & gentleness."
01/15/2018
"I would hope not to have to suggest an eye surgeon to anyone, but if I needed future surgery, I would ask for Dr Shih."
01/14/2018
"Dr. Shih is the best!"
12/09/2017
"Even though she was good, it felt like she was in a rush and eager to get to the next appointment."
11/21/2017
"Dr. Shih is the best."
11/04/2017
"Dr. Shih is an excellent doctor and I would definitely recommend her over and over. Her assistance Cecilia is the best. Her promptness in returning calls and emails are amazing."
11/04/2017
"Dr. Shih spent an extraordinary amount of time resolving my problem."
10/30/2017
"amazing physician"
10/16/2017
"Dr. Shih is very cool. And also a site for sore eyes."
10/03/2017
"Dr. Shih is great!"
09/28/2017
"Dr. Shih is excellent!!!"
09/07/2017
"Dr. Shih is one of the most caring, compassionate, thoughtful physicians I have ever known."
09/04/2017
"Dr. shih is excellent."
08/31/2017
"I Love Carolyn She is the best # 5"
08/28/2017
"She is an excellent doctor on all fronts."
06/01/2017
"Good."
04/28/2017
"Dr. Carolyn Shih is very smart and she knows her work. I came for a 2nd opinion and she went right to the problem. She made me feel very relaxed and confident in her diagnosis. I felt good in her care. I do like her. Thank you."
04/24/2017
"MD too rushed. While surgical outcome good, cannot recommend."
03/20/2017
"Excellent physician! Already recommend her to family!"
02/20/2017
"Dr. Shih is an excellent eye Dr. Would recommend her to all family members & friends."
01/24/2017
"Dr Shih is terrific-- extremely knowledgeable and personable...."
01/11/2017
"Couldn't be better. Always takes the time to explain & makes sure I understand. Includes me in decision making."
11/28/2016
"Excellent doctor."
11/21/2016
"Good. Will recommend Dr. Shih office to family & others."
11/08/2016
"All is very excellent & good."
10/06/2016
"Good experience from start to finish."
09/23/2016
"The provider is an eye surgeon I doubt I will know anyone else needing one."
08/23/2016
"She didn't introduce herself - I didn't realize she was the dr. until it was almost over."
08/01/2016
"Dr Shih is excellent very professional, competent and compassionate she really listens and explains everything"
07/25/2016
"I have had only very good experience with this care giver."
06/26/2016
"I have recommended Dr Shih to others including my sister."
06/06/2016
"Only negative comment is that doctor did not provide me with the name of the laser surgery procedure. I had to ask."
05/25/2016
"Always a nice experience."
05/18/2016
"Very friendly."
03/17/2016
"very courteous caring and professional as well as being understanding of my situation"
02/25/2016
"She's the best yet!"
02/25/2016
"Good exp."
02/16/2016
"Dr. Shih is wonderful. I feel blessed to have her as my physician."
02/02/2016
"Care provider is nice."
01/20/2016
"World class level of professional care."
12/07/2015
"Awesome office Awesome physicians - Drs. Shih and Kim Awesome staff - receptionist (didn't get her name), Elaine,Regina, Cecilia They should all be cloned!! If i missed anyone, I am sorry, they were all fantastic"
11/17/2015
"The doctor is excellent and very concerned -"
10/21/2015
"survey too long. very satisfied with the doctor and staff"
09/09/2015
"No enough time given."
08/04/2015
"Dr. Shih takes her time w/you so you always have a good experience."
11/13/2014
"Dr. Shih is a great dr. just very busy she saved the vision in my eye."
09/16/2014
"Good experience to both me & my wife."
09/12/2014
"Dr. Shih is excellent."
05/16/2014
"Dr. Shih and staff have been great."

In the news

In the news

In the news
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