Laurence R. Weissman, M.D., specializes in routine and complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. He has been in clinical practice since 1984, having completed his undergraduate work summa cum laude at NYU and his medical training at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Weissman is a native New Yorker, Brooklyn version, and like most Brooklynites he is passionate, especially when it comes to patient care and well-being.
Education & Training:
Dr. Weissman decided early in his studies to pursue ophthalmology and was ultimately offered a residency at SUNY/Downstate, where he was trained in all phases of ocular clinical diagnosis, pathology, and surgical technique. Having a special affinity for surgery, he has subsequently focused a great deal of his time and energy on developing innovative techniques that improve the patients’ experiences and outcomes. In addition to seeing patients at Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dr. Weissman serves as Program Director for the Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where his considerable surgical experience and diagnostic insight are invaluable to the residents he oversees.
As much as he is passionate about ophthalmology, Dr. Weissman adheres to an unshakable belief in the strong mind/strong body correlative, and to that end he is an avid cyclist and gym rat. He welcomes new patients and takes an interest in all aspects of a patient’s experience in order to better serve his or her needs. “I feel fortunate to have the privilege of evaluating my patients,” he says, “and I can promise that I will give 100% of my attention and skill to each of them. Welcome!”