Lama Al-Aswad, MD, Ophthalmology, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Ophthalmology New York, NY

Cataract Related, Glaucoma Related

Professor of Ophthalmology NYU School of Medicine Langone Health

Overview of Dr. Al-Aswad

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including New York-Presbyterian Hospital and NYU Langone Hospitals. She received her medical degree from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 24 years. Dr. Al-Aswad accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 138 doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and one of 156 doctors at NYU Langone Hospitals who specialize in Ophthalmology. She also speaks multiple languages, including Arabic.

Education & Training

  • Mailman school of public health Columbia UniversityEMPH, Masters in health care policy and management , 2013 - 2015
  • University of Tennessee
    University of TennesseeFellowship, Glaucoma Fellowship, 2002 - 2003
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynResidency, Ophthalmology, 1998 - 2001
  • Boston University Medical Center
    Boston University Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Massachusetts Eye & Ear InfirmaryFellowship, Glaucoma Research Fellowship, 1995 - 1997
  • Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
    Damascus University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2002 - 2004
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2001 - 2022
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Distinguished Service Award Columbia University, Department of ophthalmology, 2019
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2014-2019
  • Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Other Languages

  • Arabic

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Empire BCBS HMO
    Empire BCBS PPO
    Great West PPO
    Healthfirst New York
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Oxford Health Liberty
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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