Dr. David Mostafavi, MD

Dr. David Mostafavi, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
Dr. David Mostafavi, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Staten Island, NY. He graduated from New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ) and specializes in cataract surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

3860 Victory Blvd

Staten Island, NY 10314

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Top Care Areas

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

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Mostafavi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mostafavi "Dr. David Mostafavi completed his undergraduate training with a full scholarship at Rutgers University where he graduated in the top of his class and was awarded the top chemistry student distinction. He continued his medical training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School where his initial interest in ophthalmology was sparked by his brother and mentor, Dr. Ray Mostafavi. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate under the leadership of Dr. Douglass Lazzaro, and was named administrative chief resident by the faculty. While a resident, he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society, an honor given to only a few residents yearly at an academic institution. After performing over 230 cataract surgeries as a chief resident, David extended his training with a fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the guidance of Dr. Michael Samson and Dr. Sanjay Kedhar, both recognized leaders in the fields of ocular inflammation and corneal disease. David is board certified and a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Department of Ophthalmology. He allocates one day a week to teach the latest techniques of cataract surgery to ophthalmology residents. He is the author of a dozen publications in peer reviewed journals. His interests include uveitis, cataract surgery, medical retina, and general ophthalmology. "


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3  Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • 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.


  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ)
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Staten Island University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mostafavi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mostafavi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mostafavi to family and friends
12 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Mostafavi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I have been a patient for a number of years. Recently my wife saw Dr Kinkade and was pleased with his care. However in addition to our $40 co-pay we are now being billed an additional $40 for dilating her eyes. Isn’t that a normal part of any eye exam? The billing office (one of the rudest women I...more
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A very caring and gifted ophthalmologist .
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Dr. David was very professional and explained every procedure he was going to do before he performed it. The previous doctor I went to did numerous tests on me on each visit when I questioned Dr David as t o why he as was not doing the same , he said it was not necessary and it was all about money...more
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Very concerned as to providing best possible care. Friendly and professional advise
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Dr. Mostafavi did cataract surgery and stent for Glaucoma on both eyes. It was a wonderful work with no hassle and the results were awesome. A down to earth doctor who listen to the patient despite his valuable time.
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