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Dr. Jay Wisnicki

Pediatric Ophthalmology / Strabismus / Clinical Optics

Jay Wisnicki, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP, FNYAM grew up in New York and studied computers and electrical engineering in college, then went to medical school and specialized in ophthalmology.  He is a world- renowned strabismus surgeon, well published, and lectures nationally and internationally.  He is the former Chairman of the Beth Israel Ophthalmology Department, but still serves as a clinical professor of Ophthalmology & Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai. Union Square Eye Care is Dr. Wisnicki’s vision of technology and medicine coming together. Dr. Wisnicki is a talented piano player, a fantastic snowboarder, and he cherishes every moment of family time with his wife (college professor) and their twins.

  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Fellowship Training: Strabismus/Optics and Pediatric Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center
  • Internship: Framingham Union Hospital, Boston University
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • BScEE: Electrical Engineering, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY
  • Member: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; New York Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • President: Greater New York Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Chairman: Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CME), Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Honorary Surgeon: New York Police Department (NYPD)
  • Awards: Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2005- 2012; “The Best Doctors in New York, the City’s Top MDs Chosen by Their Fellow Doctors,” New York Magazine, 1991, 1998; American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1996; Mead Johnson Excellence in Research Award, 1981; Dr. Aaron Chausmer Award in Biomedical Computing, 1981
  • Honor: Heed/Scobee Fellow in Ophthalmology, 1985
  • Clinical Professor: Departments of Ophthalmology, Visual Sciences and Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Associate Adjunct Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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