Lisa Park, MD

Specialties:
Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
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Lisa Park, MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center and an Attending Ophthalmologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Park received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at NYU and a fellowship in anterior segment and refractive surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and New York University School of Medicine. After completing a fellowship in anterior segment and refractive surgery, she joined the faculty at NYU where she was Assistant and Associate Director of Residency Training at NYU for eleven years, mentoring over 70 residents and pioneering the use of virtual surgery simulation in residency training. During the same time, she served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Bellevue Hospital where she was recognized by NYC Health & Hospitals as “Doctor of the Year” in 2007.

Dr. Park joined Columbia's Department of Ophthalmology in 2017, and is a well-recognized cataract surgeon with a flourishing practice on Manhattan's west side. She is an expert in the latest surgical techniques including femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery and the use of astigmatism and presbyopia correcting intraocular lens implants. She has been consistently recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctors since 2015, and Exceptional Women in Medicine since 2019. In 2021, Dr. Park was elected to Columbia Doctors FPO Board of Governance, and currently serves as the Department of Ophthalmology's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer.

Dr. Park has published nearly 70 book chapters, journal articles and research abstracts, and lectures nationally and internationally on complex cataract surgery techniques. Her interests include global ophthalmology, and she travels regularly to Guatemala and East Africa to teach and perform humanitarian eye surgery in developing countries, serving on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to combating world blindness. Her philosophy is that no two eyes are the same, and her objective is to meet each individual’s visual needs.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Applied Eye Genetics
  • Cataract
  • Complex Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • 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

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Residency: Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Honors & Awards

2015-2018 Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

2017 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

2010 American Academy of Ophthalmolog Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Recognition Award

2010 Americal Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award

2008 Health and Hospitals Corporation Award: Doctor of the Year, Bellevue Hospital Center

2007 Schossman Memorial Award: Surgical Teacher of te Year, NYU Dept. of Ophthalmology

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