Dr. Lelli is Vice Chair of Ophthalmology, a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic surgery - a speciality requiring two years of additional training after ophthalmology residency focused solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system. During this training, accredited by the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Lelli gained broad clinical and surgical experience while treating patients at Columbia University Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York University Hospital, Bellevue Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Lelli graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He proceeded to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with the highest academic standing in his class. After completing a transitional internship at Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, he returned to Ann Arbor for his ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. During his final year, he served as Chief Resident and received the Ambulatory Care Excellence in Service Award for demonstration of integrity, professionalism and exceptional patient care.
Dr. Lelli is a dedicated educator. While at the University of Michigan, he was twice awarded the Walker R. Parker Resident Teaching Award. He has written numerous papers and textbook chapters and routinely presents at national meetings. Dr. Lelli is an active participant in global mission work and education. Most recently, he has volunteered in East Africa, teaching and performing surgeries, and annually travels to Eastern Europe for an educational mission sponsored by the Open Medical Institute and the American Austrian Foundation. Dr. Lelli has also recently diversified his work experience by joining the staff of the New York Rangers as the team's Ophthalmologist.
Dr. Lelli is an approachable and caring physician and teacher. He remains grounded in his focus to provide thoughtful and compassionate individualized care, focusing on effective and understandable communication, sound decision-making skills and operative excellence.
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2002 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship: 2003 St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
Residency: 2006 University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College