Dr. Ashley Brissette, MD

Dr. Ashley Brissette, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
33 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ashley Brissette, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 2 years. She specializes in ophthalmic surgery and ophthalmology.Read her story

Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology

1305 York Ave

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Dr. Brissette's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brissette "A native of Canada, Ashley Brissette MD MSc FRCSC, attended McGill University (Great Distinction) as an undergraduate and received her medical degree and ophthalmology residency from the prestigious Queen's University in Canada. Her dedication to research then lead her to pursue a masters degree in Biomedical Sciences with a subspecialty in Medical Education concurrently during her residency training. She then completed an advanced fellowship program in cornea, cataract & laser vision correction surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Dr. Brissette has received many professional awards and research grants including the Millennial Eye Research Grant Award, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation Excellence Award, the Ontario Medical Association Achievement Award and the Physicians Services Incorporated Research Award Grant. In addition to her above accolades, Dr. Brissette is an active and accomplished researcher and lecturer. She has been invited to present both nationally and internationally at conferences and hospitals around the world. Of note, her research in Dry Eye Disease was featured at the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Conference in France and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Los Angeles. She has contributed extensively to the ophthalmic literature, authoring numerous peer-reviewed papers, textbook chapters, original articles, and scientific presentations. Her research in corneal transplantation has helped to establish a national cornea donor registry in Canada. She is one of the premier researchers at Weill Cornell Ophthalmology. Dr. Brissette has been involved in numerous medical missions around the world. She has performed pediatric, cataract, and cornea surgery with such renowned organizations as ORBIS and the Teaching Eye Surgery Foundation. She has travelled to many countries including Peru, Vietnam, Northern Canada and Mauritius to teach eye surgery to local ophthalmologists. She is dedicated to fighting blindness, and has helped others to build the skills needed to deliver quality eye care across the world. Dr. Brissette is a board certified fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons among many other professional associations. She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine and her practice interests include laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK), advanced corneal surgery (DMEK, DSAEK and other corneal transplantation), advanced cataract surgery with premium IOL's (accommodating, multifocal, extended depth of focus, astigmatism correction) as well as dry eye and general ophthalmology. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brissette "Thank you for choosing Weill Cornell Medicine for your ophthalmology needs. My colleagues and I aim to provide exemplary patient care and outstanding services to all patients. I am dedicated to helping patients and families better understand their eye disease. I also participate in ground-breaking research to further knowledge and contribute to the application of new discoveries for the advancement of eye care. I offer a variety of advanced surgical procedures including cataract surgery, premium and complex cataract surgery, laser eye surgery and corneal transplantation. I am an expert in dry eye and corneal diseases, and also see patients for many general eye care needs. I am proud to be a part of one of the best academic faculties in the country and I look forward to meeting with you. "
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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

17  Conditions Treated

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Refractive Error
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Visual Field Defects

13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratomileusis
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • McGill University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2007
  • Queens University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Kingston General Hospital Queens University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Kingston General Hospital Queens University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brissette has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brissette's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brissette to family and friends
9 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Brissette's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr.brisette is very professional and thorough in her examination.
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Dr. Brissette was terrific. She made me feel comfortable instantly. She was knowledgeable, warm, patient. Most important, she did a great job with the surgery and I see better than 20/20 now! I would definitely recommend her to a friend.
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I made an appointment to see Dr. Brissette after hearing her talk at Weill Cornell about cataracts. She suggested a procedure called superficial keratectomy, which no other ophthalmologist ever suggested. The procedure did help me. I highly recommend Dr. Brissette. She is a very caring and kind...more
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Dr. Brissette preformed my PRK procedure in June 2017 and I am so happy with the results. Dr. Brissette was very thorough before and after the procedure and took her time to answer all of my questions. My only regret is that I did not complete this procedure sooner.
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She seemed very nice. However most of the work was done by another doctor who was actually pretty thorough. I came with a friend who told me that Dr. Brissette verbally told my friend that she had to wait a little longer because she was taking a VIP client. In my opinion, if that VIP client did not...more
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