Saffra, Norman MD

Norman Saffra, MD
Director, Division of Ophthalmology
Primary Address:
902 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Phone: (718) 283-8000
Fax: (718) 283-6824

Second Address:
1420 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
Phone: (516) 239-6789
Fax: (516) 792-7922
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Norman Saffra, MD


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Norman Saffra, MD, FACS, is one of the nation’s leading ophthalmic laser and microsurgeons. Dr. Saffra is known for his expertise in disease of the Retina and Vitreous in particular, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. Dr. Saffra is an active member of many ophthalmic associations and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists and the North American Association of Neuro Ophthalmology.

Dr. Saffra frequently lectures in medical schools and to physicians throughout the country, and has published numerous papers in leading scientific journals. Under Dr. Saffra’s leadership, The Eye Institute is at the forefront of advancing medical science by pursuing research into diseases that cause permanent vision loss. Dr. Saffra is on the staff of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He has been listed in the “Castle Connolly Guide: How to find the Best Doctors (New York metro area)” and in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue for the past several years. He continues to be quoted by all the major television networks and newspapers.

Medical Education:
Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Board Certification:

Department and Division:
Academic Title:
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Articles Listed in PubMed
Articles Listed in Specialty Publications
Office Hours:
Primary Address:
902 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
By appointment; most insurances accepted

Second Address:
1420 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
By appointment; most insurances accepted
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More Publications:

Retinal Cases and Brief Reports
Journal of Neuroparasitology
Baylisascaris Procyonis Neural Larva Migrans in an Infant in New York City, Jason E. Perlman, Kevin R. Kazacos, Gavin H. Imperato, Rajen U. Desai, Susan K. Schulman, Jon Edwards, Lucy R. Pontrelli, Fabiana S. Machado, Herbert B. Tanowitz, and Norman A. Saffra
Volume 1 (2010), Article ID N100502, 5 pages
Published: July 2010

Baylisascaris Procyonis Induced Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis in New York City, Norman A. Saffra, Jason E. Perlman, Rajen U. Desai, Kevin R. Kazacos, Christina M. Coyle, Fabiana S. Machado, Sanjay R. Kedhar, Michael Engelbert, and Herbert B. Tanowitz
Volume 1 (2010), Article ID N100401, 4 pages
Published: May 2010 

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