Meet Dr. Chaiken

Dr. Barry G. Chaiken, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | SurgeonPracticing in the heart of New York City for more than 20 years, Barry Chaiken, M.D. is one of the most respected ophthalmologists and surgeons in the country and has developed one of the largest private practices in the metropolitan area. His reputation as both physician and surgeon has resulted in the growth of an international patient population, providing general ophthalmology services from infants through adults, with an emphasis on refractive surgery and dry eye treatment.


Barry Chaiken, M.D. is a graduate of Yale University and received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons. He served as a medical intern at the Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He completed his residency and served as chief resident in ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.


Dr. Chaiken is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is currently on the attending staff of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.


As a pioneer in the movement against managed care, Dr. Chaiken is one of the cofounders and former President of Independent Doctors of New York, an organization dedicated to promoting the highest traditional values of medicine, uncompromised by outside bureaucratic or financial influence. He has been featured in The New York Times, has appeared in New York Magazine “Best Doctor” list and Castle and Connolly’s Best Doctors.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Yale University, B.A.
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons, M.D. – Columbia University
  • Intern, Straight Medicine – Roosevelt Hospital, NYC
  • Resident, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology – Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC
  • Diplomat – American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow – American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • On the Attending Staffs: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

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