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Marcus Edelstein, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, SUNY Downstate

Department of Ophthalmology

Tel: (718) 836-6600, ext. 8095


Background and Expertise

Dr. Edelstein has background in optics and laser physics having earned a doctorate in this field at Polytechnic University of NYU, followed by 4 years of research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a senior attending at Brooklyn's Veterans Administration Hospital, providing comprehensive ophthalmology care to the veterans. He provides in-depth teaching to the residents in the fields of clinical optics and related concepts of refractive optics.

Research Interests

Dr. Edelstein's research interests range from electrophysiology to paraneoplastic syndromes.

Selected Publications
  • Reddy, Shantan; Klancnick, Jay; Edelstein, Marcus S, et al. Bilateral Diffuse Uveal Melanocytic Proliferation and Loss of Retinal Pigment Epithelium. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports 2008;2(3):202-204

Undergraduate: BE – City University of New York (E.E.) 1969
MS – Polytechnic Institute of NYU (Electro-Phys) 1970, PhD (Electro-Phys) 1972

Medical School: New York Medical College 1980

Internship: Coney Island Hospital 7/1980-6/1981

Residency: Ophthalmology – Brooklyn Jewish Hospital/IMC 7/1981-6/1984

Fellowship: Extensive postgraduate (fellowship equivalent) experience in Medical Retina at the Brooklyn VA Hospital