After receiving a Bachelor of Science at Syracuse University, Dr. Berinstein began charting his professional career by earning his Doctor of Medicine degree at New York Medical College. He completed a residency in Ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary—where he served as chief resident—and a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital/Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, Michigan. Prior to joining The Retina Group of Washington, he was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Medical Studies at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Berinstein, who was re-certified in 2009 by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is affiliated with the Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Dr. Berinstein is a member of more than a dozen professional societies, is the past president of the Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society and currently serves as President for the Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology.
In addition to his extensive clinical research, contributions to publications, presentations and lectures, Dr. Berinstein has authored over 70 papers & abstracts and has been the principal investigator of nine major clinical trials. He speaks at both local and national meetings and has been a grand rounds guest speaker at ophthalmology training programs across the country. He is the editor of Retina Digest, and serves as a reviewer forOphthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology and Retina. It is based on those activities along with many other professional achievements that Dr. Berinstein has been recognized and honored by both the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Prevention of Blindness.