Westchester Eye Associates
Allen Greenbaum, M.D.
Dr. Allen Greenbaum is a board certified ophthalmologist who started in practice at Westchester Eye Associates in 1983. He graduated from Rutgers University as a Phi Beta Kappa member. He then received his medical degree from The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine. Dr. Greenbaum performed his ophthalmology residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is on staff at White Plains Hospital where he has served as Chief of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Greenbaum specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an experienced refractive surgeon and has been performing laser refraction surgery since its approval by the FDA in the late 1990‘s. He also performs cataract surgery using standard and premium implant lenses. His experience in refractive surgery is useful in giving patients their preferred visual outcomes
Seth Potash, M.D.
Dr. Seth Potash is a board certified ophthalmologist who has been in practice in Westchester County since 1993. After graduating cum laude from Johns Hopkins University, he received his medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook of Medicine where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan followed by a glaucoma fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Potash is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College and served on the teaching faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he had been involved in resident education for over sixteen years Dr. Potash’s practice is largely dedicated to glaucoma sub-specialty care, as well as small incision no stitch cataract surgery and has performed thousands of laser and surgical procedures.
Neil Katz, M.D.
Dr. Neil Katz is a board certified ophthalmologist who has been in practice since 1992. He completed his ophthalmology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and received his medical degree from New York University.
Dr. Katz practices general ophthalmology, seeing patients of all ages, however he has a specialized interest in pediatric ophthalmology. He performs cataract surgery, pediatric ophthalmic surgery including strabismus surgery and surgery on the tear duct system, laser surgery for many different ophthalmic conditions including glaucoma and diabetes, and pediatric contact lens fittings.
Dr. Katz is a member of the teaching faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan where he supervises residents in ophthalmic surgery.
James Gordon, M.D.
Dr. James Gordon is a board certified ophthalmologist who practices comprehensive ophthalmology and specializes in oculoplastic surgery (eyelid and facial cosmetic / reconstructive surgery). Dr. Gordon has over 14 years of extensive experience, which includes thousands of procedures including LASIK, non-stitch cataract surgery and many other laser and non-laser procedures.
Dr. Gordon obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine. During Dr. Gordon’s residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC, he founded the Cosmetic Clinic of Cabrini Hospital. His oculoplastic surgery fellowship in Manhattan fine-tuned his surgical skills and passion for eyelid aesthetics.
Smitha Inaganti-Voleti, MD
Dr. Voleti is a board-eligible, fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist. She graduated cum laude from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York and then earned her medical degree from New York Medical College as part of an accelerated medical training program. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Voleti completed a medical internship at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. She then returned to New York Medical College for her ophthalmology residency. During her training, she presented research studies at both regional and national ophthalmology conferences and was selected to serve as Chief Resident in her final year. She then went on to complete a glaucoma fellowship at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, where she trained with world-renowned experts in the field of glaucoma.
Dr. Voleti practices general ophthalmology with a sub-specialty focus on the diagnosis and medical / surgical management of both routine and complex glaucoma. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society.
Bradley Scharf, M.D.
Dr. Scharf graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn College and received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Based upon his outstanding achievement, Dr. Scharf was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in medical school. Dr. Scharf did his internship at Winthrop University Hospital, and he completed his ophthalmology training at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Scharf then performed a year of subspecialty training in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Scharf has appeared on several television and radio medical talk shows, and he has lectured to community groups as well as scientific audiences. He has performed cornea and glaucoma research, and he is a contributing author to a major ophthalmology textbook on the cornea.
Dr. Scharf is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Scharf’s additional professional memberships include the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the New York State Ophthalmological Society.
Richard Gordon, MD
Dr. Gordon graduated with honors from Amherst College and completed medical school at the New York University School of Medicine. He interned at the Hospital of St. Raphael/Yale University School of Medicine and was chief resident in ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gordon completed a fellowship in glaucoma surgery and management at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.
He has published numerous articles on ophthalmology and refractive surgery in prestigious journals such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He is a reviewer for Ophthalmology, the journal for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Gordon is currently Clinical Associate Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He is one of the founding members of the Excimer Laser Users Group at the Infirmary. He is on staff at both Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY and The River Drive Laser and Surgery Center in Elmwood Park, NJ. He is currently the Medical Director of the Palisades Laser Eye Center located in Hudson Valley. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Glaucoma Society, and the New York Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Gordon was recently voted one of the best ophthalmologists in Hudson Valley by Townline Magazine.
George Florakis, M.D.
Dr. Florakis is currently a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the Cornea Clinic of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute in New York. His areas of expertise are in cornea and external eye diseases including: corneal transplants, corneal dystrophies and degenerations, ectasias (keratoconus), infectious diseases such as herpetic (viral) and bacterial keratitis, and anterior segment trauma and reconstruction.
A graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University in New York, Dr. Florakis attended medical school at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.Dr. Florakis is a member of the national Eye Bank Association of America, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, New York State Medical Society and the Northeast Cornea Society, among others. He is presently the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Eyebank for Sight Restoration.
Ameet Goyal, MD
Dr. Goyal is a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon. That means he is trained in the complexities of treating all conditions of the eye as well as the delicate facial skin that surrounds the eye.
Dr. Goyal received a BS from Vanderbilt University where he graduated magna cum laude with high honors in psychology. Medical school followed at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine where he was AIMS representative. It was during his clinical rotations, that Dr. Goyal discovered how much he enjoyed ophthalmology. He realized how important it was to be able to recognize and treat systemic diseases and disorders — particularly since many actually manifest themselves in the eye.
He did a rotating internship in medicine at West Virginia University and completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Louisville where he was given a Pride in Caring Award. He completed an accredited fellowship in opthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.
Dr. Goyal is a member of ASOPRS (American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery).
Alexandra Herzlich, M.D.
Dr. Herzlichspecializes in medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases and laser refractive surgery. A New York City native, Dr. Herzlich attended Georgetown University and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She spent a year working at the National Eye Institution at the National Institute of Health in Maryland, before moving back to New York City where she trained in Ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her fellowship training in cornea and external eye disease at the Flaum Eye Institute in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Herzlich is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the New York State Ophthalmological Society.
Evelyn Icasiano, M.D.
Dr. Icasiano is a board-certified ophthalmologist providing a broad spectrum of comprehensive eye care with special interests in cataract surgery and laser vision correction refractive surgery. She graduated from Rutgers University. At Rutgers, she was awarded the Henry Rutgers Scholar Award after completing a senior research thesis in the biological sciences and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She then went on to earn her medical degree at the Chicago Medical School. Upon graduation she completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in New York followed by her residency training in ophthalmology at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
Following her residency training, she continued her training with a subspecialty fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is currently an adjunct attending physician at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Brett Kotlus, M.D.
Dr. Kotlus received a Master’s degree in Genetics from the Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. After completing his residency at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he completed two accredited fellowships in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and General Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson, Arizona. He subsequently served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Kotlus is the recipient of the Robert F. Jackson Award from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery for achieving the highest score on the board examination and serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He also received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and two research grants from the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation.
Dr. Kotlus is active in charitable causes and has performed medical mission work in Mongolia with Health for Humanity. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in lower Manhattan and the North Shore- LIJ Health System.
Mark Speaker, M.D. PhD
Dr. Speaker received his medical degree and PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Speaker completed is ophthalmology training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he served as chief resident. He was fellowship trained in corneal and refractive surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.
In addition to being recognized as one of the leading corneal and laser vision correction surgeons in the region and the country, Dr. Speaker has consistently been elected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America since 1994. Dr. Speaker is the author of dozens of scientific papers, book chapters and monographs. He lectures extensively in this country and abroad.