Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Administrative titles

    • Executive Director - Exec Dir overseeing MEETH of Ophthalmology, Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Vice President - Service Line of Ophthalmology, Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Director of Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Chairman of Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Chairman of Ophthalmology, North Shore University Hospital

  • Academic titles

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

  • Medical school

    • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Residencies

    • New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Internships

    • North Shore University Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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08/31/2018
"Dr. Braunstein is a brilliant man, and a brilliant surgeon. I never had a problem with my first cataract surgery. So I had no concerns having Dr. Braunstein operate on my other eye! I'm glad this facility opened closer to my home!"
08/25/2018
"The doctor gave me a second exam to make sure the first exam was accurate when he noticed an additional image on my eye."
08/21/2018
"Dr. Braunstein is the best. "
08/21/2018
"Dr. Braunstein and his staff provide excellent care and I would not hesitate to recommend them."
08/18/2018
"The dr. was wonderful about the entire experience."
08/06/2018
"No doctor is better than Richard Braunstein."
08/01/2018
"I am very satisfied."
07/03/2018
"The best of the best!"
04/03/2018
"Dr. Braunstein was a caring, kind, efficient & concerned MD - He is one of the best."
02/28/2018
"Always recommend Dr. Braunstein."
12/12/2017
"I have been with Dr. Braunstein since his time at Columbia - I have utter confidence in him. Couldn't imagine changing."
10/26/2017
"Dr. Braunstein is a superb physician. I feel fortunate to have been is patient for the past 12 years."
08/24/2017
"Dr. Braunstein has been superior to the doctors at Columbia Opth. He took time to make sure I understood everything."
07/17/2017
"I am totally confident with Dr. Braunstein's care. And enormously grateful. 9. Total confidence. "
06/26/2017
"Dr. Braunstein was informative as well as affable. "
06/12/2017
"An excellent experience - could not have been better."
05/03/2017
"Excellent care from Dr. Richard and staff."
04/17/2017
"could not be more satisfied with first time appointment with care provider and technicians. Excellent treatment and responsiveness."
04/01/2017
"I have total confidence in my provider. He is excellent and has increased the quality of my life."
03/29/2017
"Richard Braunstein is an exceptional doctor and human being."
03/27/2017
"good"
03/13/2017
"i had heard such good reports about him from relatives and other professionals in his field that i went to him with confidence and he confirmed my high expectations of him."
11/18/2016
"I went to 11 other drs. before seeing Dr. Braunstein (many years ago). He was the only one who knew what was wrong with my eyes. That's why I trust him more than any others MD."
08/15/2016
"25 years ago I had a glaucoma attack - Dr Braunstein stayed with me all night long."
08/03/2016
"It was a privilege & great health benefit to have Dr. Braunstein as my provider."
06/11/2016
"very good overall"
05/30/2016
"SATISFYING..."
04/27/2016
"Very good experience."
04/06/2016
"Good."
03/28/2016
"Good."
12/01/2015
"He is a incredible doctor. I have sent many friends and family to him."
11/23/2015
"Dr. Braunstein came highly recommended - and it was well deserved. I am very happy with his care."
11/13/2015
"My provider is a very competent Dr. I trust him."
09/08/2015
"Good doctor - Smart!"
09/08/2015
"This dr. is excellent!"
07/15/2015
"Very little time spent with dr."
06/03/2015
"Dr. Braunstein is a brilliant surgeon!"
05/26/2015
"The Dr. was precise, friendly, reassuring and informative."
04/21/2015
"Friendly, fast, exceptional."
03/30/2015
"Dr. Braunstein highly competent. I sincerely appreciate his expertise! #1. Last visit."
02/23/2015
"I have a great deal of confidence in his abilities."
11/04/2014
"Caring doctor."
09/12/2014
"Provider was extremely knowledgeable & thorough on his exam."
07/18/2014
"Clear explanations - I have utmost confidence in this dr."
05/08/2014
"Excellent doctor - Wonderful new office."
04/07/2014
"We please to have Dr. Braunstein as our MD. The best care you can get!!!! Re: Corneas transplants."
03/24/2014
"Excellent care all around."

In the news

In the news

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