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South Nassau Doctor Appointed Site Director of Ophthalmology Residency Program

Posted: May. 6, 2014

South Nassau Communities Hospital’s chief of ophthalmology, Richard Nauheim, MD, has been appointed site director at South Nassau for ophthalmology residents from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (Far Rockaway, NY), which will start this summer.

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, and was recently appointed assistant professor of ophthalmology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ 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 also a member of 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.

Dr. Nauheim is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Consumers’ Research Council of America Top Ophthalmologist. He 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.