Eric Donnenfeld, MD is a trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU. He was a resident and Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and completed a Cornea Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. He is the founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, one of the largest practices in the United States.
Dr. Donnenfeld is the Editor-in-Chief of EyeWorld and Editor-in-Chief emeritus of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. He has written over 220 peer review papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, 60 book chapters and 3 books. He is on the editorial board of 9 journals and has participated in over 60 FDA trials. Dr. Donnenfeld was named America’s Best Eye Doctor in 2021 and 2022 by Newsweek, one of the Top 25 Innovators in Ophthalmology over the past 25 years by Ophthalmology Management, and One of the 50 Most Influential People on Ophthalmology by The Ophthalmologist.
Dr. Donnenfeld is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Life Achievement Honor Award and Secretariat Award. Dr. Donnenfeld is Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. He served as president of ASCRS, the Nassau Surgical Society, the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, and is the incoming President of the International Intraocular Implant Society.