Benjamin Levine, MD

Ophthalmology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (646) 962-2020


Dr. Benjamin Levine is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Levine provides comprehensive eye care as well as specialty care in oculoplastic surgery and serves as the director of the ophthalmology inpatient consult service at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Levine graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  After college, Dr. Levine was selected as an Intramural Research Training Award Scholar at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  Following his year at the N.I.H., Dr. Levine attended medical school at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he graduated with Distinction.  After completing an internship in internal medicine at Cabrini Medical Center of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, Dr. Levine went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Medical College of Cornell University. After completing his residency training, Dr. Levine was honored to be selected as Chief Resident and to remain an additional year at Weill Cornell Medicine as an instructor in ophthalmology.  Following his year as Chief Resident, Dr. Levine completed a one year preceptorship in ophthalmic plastic surgery, also at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Levine is currently accepting new patients. His practice interests include general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and orbit. Appointments can be made by calling Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology at (646) 962-2020, or by visiting

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem Select Care


Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Fidelis Care





Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]


2004 George Washington University

Residency: 2005 Cabrini Medical Center

Residency: 2006 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Residency: 2008 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency: 2008 New York Hospital Queens


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New York, NY 10021

Phone: (646) 962-2020

Fax: (646) 962-0604

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College