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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Nicholas Nissirios specializes in Cataract, Cornea Transplantation and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Nissirios completed his medical school training at the University of Athens Medical School in Greece, followed by a 2-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Glaucoma at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY and an internal medicine internship at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center/State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, NY, where he served as chief resident in ophthalmology.
  • Dr. Nissirios has sub-specialized in Cornea and External Eye Diseases, Premium Cataract Surgery and LASIK/Refractive surgery with Fellowship training with Dr. Henry Perry and Dr. Eric Donnenfeld in Long Island, NY. During his fellowship, Dr. Nissirios specialized in cataract surgery with implantation of multi-focal, accommodating and astigmatism correcting intraocular lenses, including the most modern Laser Cataract Surgery (LenSx laser system), being one of the few ophthalmologists in the country being certified to operate this latest technology. He was also trained and is fully certified in the latest techniques in custom bladeless laser refractive surgery and corneal transplantation.
  • Dr. Nissirios is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been active in ophthalmic research, authoring many article publications, including being involved in multiple prospective and experimental research trials. He is an associate clinical professor at the Nassau University Medical Center participating in the training of ophthalmology residents. Dr. Nissirios is member of numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - University of Athens School of Health Sciences
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Fellowship in Glaucoma
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Nassau University Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and Publications

  • 2005 Mulinos Postgraduate Award - Hellenic Medical Society of New York
  • VISX Laser Certification / IntraLase FS Laser Certification
  • LenSx Laser Certification / ORA WaveTec Vision Certification
  • Ophthalmology Chief Resident - Nassau Medical Center/SUNY at Stony Brook - East Meadow, NY

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Hellenic Medical Society of New York
  • Athens Medical Society

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Greek