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