Nov. 23, 2012
-- Prominent ophthalmologist Richard Nauheim, MD has been selected for inclusion in the 15th edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. Published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the acclaimed guide spotlights the top 10 percent of primary care and specialty care physicians in the tri-state New York area.
Dr. Nauheim is listed in the “Ophthalmology”
section of the Castle Connolly guide. Doctors listed in its Top Doctors series of guides are selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews criteria including the medical education, training, hospital appointments and disciplinary history of each nominee. Doctors do not and can not pay to be included in a Castle Connolly guide or list.
This is the second honor that Dr. Nauheim, chief of ophthalmology at South Nassau Communities Hospital, has received in as many months. In September, he was named to the Consumers’ Research Council of America “Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists”
for the third consecutive year.
Dr. Nauheim specializes in treating problems such as double vision, optic nerve disorders, visual/eye movement disorders, cataracts, diseases of the retina, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Board-
certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Nauheim is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at S.U.N.Y Stony Brook School of Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and medical degree from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo School of Medicine. In 1984, he completed an internship at The Long Island College Hospital and residency training at Nassau University Medical Center in 1988. He completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the prestigious Eye & Ear Institute of Pittsburgh in 1989.
Dr. Nauheim is active in research, lecturing and publishing papers on ophthalmology and is on the teaching faculty at North Shore University Hospital and Nassau University Medical Center. He has presented at national and international institutions and meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has been published in prestigious peer reviewed journals such as the Archives of Ophthalmology.
South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-
art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org