Dr. Danielle Trief, MD

Dr. Danielle Trief, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
35 y/o
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Dr. Danielle Trief, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. She specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

880 3rd Ave Fl 2

New York, NY 10022
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Keratoconus
very high
more than 96% of peers
Corneal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Trief's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Trief "Danielle Trief MD MSc, is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Trief specializes in the medical and surgical management of cornea, pediatric cornea, cataract, and external diseases. Her surgical expertise includes corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, secondary intraocular lens placement, anterior segment reconstruction, and laser vision correction. Dr. Trief received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded a Thoroun Fellowship to pursue a Masters of Neuroscience at Oxford University. At Oxford, she published on neuroplasticity following stroke and graduated with honors. She completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary and subsequently pursued a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the direction of Drs. John Seedor and David Ritterband. Dr. Trief has published numerous articles, book chapters, and teaching videos on adult and pediatric cornea. She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on her research topics. She is dedicated to the well being of her patients and understands the role that vision can play in everyday life. She grew up volunteering at her mother's preschool, a school for visually impaired and blind children. Dr. Trief is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Cornea Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Trief "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. "

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

46  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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14  Procedures

  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • 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.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Lankenau Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Oxford University
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Trief has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Trief's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Trief to family and friends
10 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Trief's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Wow to be able to wake up & seeclearly for the first time in 60 years is amazing. Thank you Dr Trief you confidence friendly smile and knowledge of cornea disease put me at ease for this needed cataract surgery. The office staff went the extra mile yesterday to obtain the medical clearance....you...more
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Dr. Trief is wonderful.....she treated me as though I was the only person she was seeing for the day.....she gives her full attention to the person she is seeing....My cataract surgery went smoothly and I now have 20-20 vision in both eyes... I had been a longterm contact lens wearer( 55 plus years...more
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Extraordinary!!! Caring, talented , knowledgeable (obviously!). Common sense approach to my eye issues. Recommend her highly.
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Dr. Danielle Trief is a superb eye surgeon. She recently did cataract surgery on both of my eyes and the results have been perfect. I received truly outstanding care from her. She is not only a phenomenally skilled surgeon with “gifted hands” but also someone who treats her patients with warmth,...more
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Couldn't have asked for a better doctor. Dr. Trief is extremely knowledgable, helpful and truly cares about her patients.
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