Ira Jeffrey
Udell, MD


(516) 470-2021

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About your doctor:

Member of Northwell Health Physician Partners
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Board certifications:

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Administrative titles

  • Chairman of Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Ophthalmology - Cornea, North Shore University Hospital

Academic titles

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

Medical school

  • Tulane University School of Medicine


  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center


  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center


  • Harvard Medical School
  • Eye Research Institute


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Locations & insurance

LIJMC - Dept. of Ophthalmology

  • 600 Northern Boulevard
    Suite 214
    Great Neck, NY 11021

    Fax: (516) 470-2015

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Most recent comments:

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.


"I felt at ease with his care... enjoyed his sense of humor."

"FABULOUS DR. - why bother with questionnaire! THIS DR. has been the best for YEARS - why do you need a questionnaire on him?"

"I have been with Dr. Udell for the past 4 years - and he has been as friendly as possible."

"Dr. Udell is an excellent physician."

"Dr. Udell is outstanding as a professional & making me feel comfortable regarding my issues."

"Excellent. Dr. Udell was referred by my dr. for more advanced care. Dr. Marks was correct in this referral. He saved my concern."

"Dr. Udell has always provided most professional and thorough services. He has kept my wife and I informed all along the process and has worked hard at providing the best of care."

"Could not ask for better treatment."

"Dr. Udell is one of a kind. I know because I've been to other practices."

"The doctor hinted that he had thought of possible underlying causes of my condition, but he did not elaborate on them, nor tell me about them. He sent me for some tests in the next-door office, after which he said there was a simple explanation for the causes of my condition."

"Dr. Udell understood that this was an emergency & he saw me at once. He told his staff to put me in Dr. Shih was not there. I am an old patient of his - he did my first corneal transplants. He is the BEST."

"Dr. Udell has taken EXCELLENT care of my eyes for 29 years!"

"He is a great doctor & would recommend him to my friends and family."

"Dr. Udell has always been professional, courteous, & caring to me on EVERY VISIT since my cornea transplant & eye repair in 2001. He is truly a dedicated physician and a wonderful human being."

"Always excellent"

"I have been a patient of Dr. Udell's for many years - I would not go to anyone else - I have complete trust in Dr. Udell. He is wonderful & knowledgeable - I know I am in good hands -"

"The doctor was friendly, courteous, and patient. He did discuss my condition and give details about follow-up visits. However, he looked at messages on his phone quite often, and did not apologize or explain if it was an emergency (professional or personal). I understand that the doctor has to write notes about the visit (in this case including drawings and hand-written notes), but I don't think common courtesy would extend to checking telephone or text messages during an appointment with a patient, unless the doctor informed the patient at the start of the visit of a personal or professional emergency situation that might require immediate attention during the patient's visit."

"I am very grateful to have Dr. Udell as my surgery and doctor."

"I am very happy with this provider."

"Dr. Udell has provided excellent care & service his assistants are equally professional. I would easily recommend Dr. Udell & his practice."

"My experience with Dr. Udell was excellent in every way. Her diagnosis and treatment of a long standing problem, gave me confidence that it will all be resolved."

"Ira Udell is an excellent doctor and my experience couldn't have been better."

"Dr. Udell has always made treatment available - (on & off hours)."


"Extremely happy to have Dr. Udell as my doctor."

"On all accounts, an outstanding provider."

"Dr Udell is a "physician of distinction" in his field (performed DSACK 2011 surgery! I feel honored to be one of his many patients."

"#9. The best."

"I always receive the best of care from Dr. Udell and his wonderful staff."

"Very good."

"Dr. Udell performed a delicate procedure on right cornea and restore vision to where it was yeas ago. I am so very grateful for his expertise."

"Good experience."

"Excellent concern for comfort prior to MD's appointment & follow-up appointments. #5. Gout - Eye drops. #9. Excellent! Dr. Udell = excellent. #10. Have recommended Dr. Udell to many people."

"Dr. Udell is the best eye dr. in NYC. We are lucky to have him in NF."

"This was my first visit. It was a very good experience."

"Dr. Ira Udell was caring, competent & an excellent physician -"

"All good."

"Always caring & understanding."




"No complaints."

"Dr. Udell is the best ophthalmologist I have been treated by and I have highly recommend him to others."

"Dr. Udell was excellent. He has my confidence in all that he did for me as well as my respect."

"Every one was just the best."

"Great experience."

"My doctor has taken exceptional care of me for 25 years!"

"Very good."


"Dr. Udell is very professional, compassionate, caring. I have the utmost respect for him and so does my family."

"No complaints."

"Dr. Udell is very good & professional."