NYU Langone Medical Center Launches Comprehensive Eye Centers in Brooklyn


Brooklyn ophthalmologist Douglas R. Lazzaro, MD, will help NYU Langone identify opportunities for continued expansion.

NEW YORK—The New York University Langone Medical Center announced the launch of two comprehensive eyecare practices in Brooklyn, expanding access to its medical services throughout the borough.

Brooklyn resident and ophthalmologist Douglas R. Lazzaro, MD, MBA, FACS, is taking a lead role in helping NYU Langone identify opportunities for continued expansion. Chief of ophthalmology at NYU Lutheran Medical Center since 2003, he recently took on additional responsibilities for NYU Langone as vice chair of clinical affairs and business development for the Department of Ophthalmology and physician director for the health system's network development in Brooklyn.

"The expansion of the NYU Langone Eye Center, under Dr. Lazzaro's stewardship, greatly eases access to comprehensive and innovative eye care services for people in Brooklyn," said Joel S. Schuman, MD, professor in the departments of Ophthalmology, and Neuroscience and Physiology, and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone. "We are delighted to be able to offer some of the most advanced procedures for the management of complex vision problems at these practices."

The first location, NYU Langone Eye Center—Bay Ridge, is located at 7901 Fourth Avenue, the site of the former Lazzaro Eye Center. The second practice, NYU Langone—Brooklyn Heights, is located at 149 Pierrepont Street. Both provide comprehensive eye and vision care and are staffed with ophthalmologists specially trained to diagnose, monitor and medically or surgically treat ocular and visual disorders of the eye, as well as prescribe vision services, including glasses and contact lenses.