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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Alfred J. Nadel joined Retina Associates of New York in 2003, to which he brought forty years of Clinical Vitreo-Retinal practice.
  • A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Nadel did his internship at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco; his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago; and a Fellowship in Retinal Diseases & Surgery at New York Hospital of Cornell University Medical School.
  • He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University and is currently an Attending Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was the director of the Retinal Service. He has received awards as “Teacher of the Year” and trained many medical students who eventually became Retinal Specialists now in practice throughout the country.
  • Dr. Nadel is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, the British-American Retina Group, the Societe Francaise D’Ophthalmologie, the New York Society of Clinical Ophthalmology, the Committee on Continuing Medical Education and the New York County Medical Society. He has written many articles published in ophthalmic journals as well as several chapters in ophthalmic textbooks. He has also presented papers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the “Societe d’Ophtalmologie Francaise”. As one of the early participants in the prestigious “ORBIS” program, he undertook medical missions in Costa Rica and China, for which he received acclaim from the Lions Club of Costa Rica and “ORBIS”. He has also been involved in training missions in Poland and India.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Columbia University
  • Letterman General Hospital (Internship)
  • University of Illinois, Chicago (Residency)
  • Cornell University, New York Hospital, Fellowship in Retinal Diseases and Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and Publications

  • Club Jules Gonin (European Retina Society)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • New York County Medical Society

Language Spoken

  • English