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Stephen L. Trokel, MD

Board Certifications: 
Ophthalmology
Expertise in: 
Laser Surgery, General Ophthalmology
Accepting New Patients
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(212) 305-9535

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinical Expertise

  • Laser Surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Dry Eyes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ruby Laser
  • Laser Vision Correction Surgery

Education & Training

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Internship: Montefiore Hospital
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Honors & Awards

2010 Rank Prize Royal College of Medicine

2006 Keynote Speaker ASLMS

2003 Casebeer Award

1998 ISRS Barraquer Award

1993 Stephen L. Trokel Award for Laser Research (Alcon Laboratories)

1991 ASCRS Binkhorst, Award

1989 AAO Senior Honor Award

1975 AAO Honor Award

About Stephen Trokel

Widely regarded as the first ophthalmologist to recognize the significance of the excimer laser for use in corneal refractive surgery, Dr. Stephen Trokel's vision and exhaustive research has made laser vision correction a realistic alternative to glasses and contacts for millions worldwide. Today, he remains an innovator working closely with VISX, Inc. to further develop and implement new technology.

Dr. Trokel graduated from Cornell University with a degree in physics and subsequently received his master's degree in radiation biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester, New York. After completing his residency at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and at Columbia's Edward Harkness Eye Institute, Dr. Trokel received a Doctor of Medical Science degree in Ophthalmology-Physiology, also from Columbia.

Dr. Trokel is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and is a member of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In 1999, he was nominated by over 30,000 of his peers as one of the 20th century most influential ophthalmologists.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • French

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
635 West 165th Street
Flanzer Suite
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-9535
Fax:
(212) 342-5293
Primary
2
880 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Phone:
(212) 305-9535
Fax:
(212) 201-4129