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Robert Lopez, MD

Ophthalmology (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 305-7665


Dr. Robert Lopez is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed an ophthalmology residency at Columbia University Medical Center and a vitreoretinal fellowship at Cornell University Medical Center. He is recognized as the tri-state area's leading pediatric retinal surgeon and treats many pediatric retinal diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric retinal detachment, ocular trauma, and other diseases. His ability to treat complicated pediatric eye diseases is facilitated by the world-class pediatric anesthesia team at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York (CHONY), as well as the state-of-the-art NICU and PICU at CHONY. He also treats adult retinal disease such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other adult surgical diseases, such as retinal detachment and macular hole. He is the head of the retina service at Nassau University Medical Center.

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [HMO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, PPO]

Health Net (PHS) [HMO, POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [UNI]

Medicare [Medicare]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO, Freedom PPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]

Physicians Health Services [HMO, POS, PPO]

Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) [POS, PPO]

UnitedHealthcare [HMO, POS, PPO]


Harvard Medical School

Internship: Winthrop University Hospital

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Fellowship: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center


Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

635 West 165th Street
Suite 303
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-7665

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Transit Advisory Notice

Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.