2004-12-24 / Community

SJEH Sets New Ophthalmology Program

Dr. Zornitza Vezenkova, an intern who has been accepted into St. John’s ophthalmology residency program for next year, examines the eyes of a patient while Residency Director, Steven Sherman, DO, (in background) looks on.
Dr. Zornitza Vezenkova, an intern who has been accepted into St. John’s ophthalmology residency program for next year, examines the eyes of a patient while Residency Director, Steven Sherman, DO, (in background) looks on. Ophthalmology services have expanded at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital as a new Ophthalmology Residency Program that was approved by the American Osteopathic Association began in July with three residents. The residency is offered in affiliation with Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Residents train both at St. John’s and Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. Next year the program will take on its full complement of six residents.

The Ophthalmology Residency is directed by Steven Sherman, DO.

Dr. Sherman is a Diplomate of the National Board of Examiners for

Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons, American Board of Ophthalmology and American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology.

Sherman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons and American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology. He has served as President of the Brooklyn Ophthalmological Society and currently serves as President of the Medical Society of the County of Kings. He has been listed for many

years in the Castle Connolly book, Top Doctors-New York Metro and in New York Magazine’s “The Best Doctors in New York” 1998 edition.

Along with Wally Kopelowitz, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology at Interfaith Medical Center, and Leonard Feiner, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology at St. John’s, Dr. Sherman has expanded the Ophthalmology Clinic from one to four sessions a week. People of all

ages from newborn to senior citizen may have eye examinations and be

treated for a wide range of disorders including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and sickle cell disease. To make an

appointment in the Ophthalmology Clinic, please call 718-869-7690.

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