Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD

Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 1 years. He specializes in ophthalmic surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

Weill Cornell Eye Associates, New York, NY

1305 York Ave Fl 11

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Papakostas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
more than 65% of peers
Eye Surgery
more than 54% of peers
Retina Diseases
more than 48% of peers

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Dr. Papakostas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Papakostas "Dr. Papakostas is a board-certified retina specialist and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Papakostas specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, including conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, vitreomacular traction, primary and complex retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, pediatric retinal detachments, floaters, vitreous hemorrhage, trauma, endophthalmitis, infectious retinitis and transconjunctival sutureless scleral-fixated intraocular lenses. Dr. Papakostas received his M.D. from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine. He completed a Research Fellowship at Massaschusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School followed by Residency, Medical Retina/Research Fellowship and Vitreoretinal Fellowship all at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. Dr Papakostas has received multiple awards including the prestigious Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, given to the most outstanding retina fellows in the country. During his training at Harvard Dr Papakostas managed the most challenging medical and surgical retinal conditions, including trauma and proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Dr. Papakostas is actively engaged in clinical and basic science research in retinal diseases and has published over 70 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters. He has presented his research at national and international meetings. Dr. Papakostas serves as scientific reviewer to multiple major ophthalmic journals. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Papakostas "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

22  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration Treatment
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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.


  • University of Athens / College of Medicine / School of Health Science National & Kapodistrian
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Papakostas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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