Dr. Donald Coleman, MD

Dr. Donald Coleman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
83 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Donald Coleman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 51 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

635 W 165th St

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Neovascularization
more than 83% of peers
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
more than 71% of peers
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Coleman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Coleman "D. Jackson Coleman, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.R.V.O is an internationally renowned vitreoretinal surgeon and researcher. His clinical interests include disorders of the retina and ophthalmic ultrasound. After completing his residency at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Dr. Coleman remained on staff at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center until 1979, when he was appointed Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department at The New York Hospital and John Milton McLean Professor of Ophthalmology at Cornell University Medical College. He served as President of the Medical Board from 1991-1992, and 1994-1997. Dr. Coleman has served as Surgeon Director of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Senior Research Physician at Riverside Research Institute in New York City and consultant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Coleman stepped down as Chairman in 2006 and remained at Weill Cornell as John Milton McLean Professor and Chairman Emeritus until returning to Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Medical Center in 2012 where he is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology. Dr. Coleman's strong interest in physics led him to the forefront of developing new ultrasound technologies to examine and treat the eye. Together with Frederic L. Lizzi, EngScD, he created the first commercially available B-scan ultrasound equipment for the eye. His numerous patents include those for an ultrasonically vibrated surgical knife and ultrasonic diagnostic and therapeutic transducer assembly and method of use, a system of therapeutic ultrasound and real-time ultrasonic scanning, and an ultrasound system for corneal biometry. Dr. Coleman has been an officer of every major ultrasound medical society throughout the world, including the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Societas Internationalis de Diagnostic Ultrasonica in Ophthalmologia and the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Inc. He is past President of the American Retina Society and Past President of Club Jules Gonin, the International Retina Society. Dr. Coleman has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and numerous chapters in ophthalmology textbooks and has recently published the second edition of his seminal text, Ultrasonography of the Eye and Orbit. He has specialized in vitreoretinal surgery and has had a career long interest in imaging research. Dr. Coleman's pioneering surgical techniques include the first vitreoretinal surgery in New York and, using the ultrasound that he developed, demonstrated that operating at an earlier stage in ocular trauma could vastly improve the patient's prognosis for recovery. For his research he has received many prestigious awards including the Mildred Weisenfeld Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Herman Wacker Award of Club Jules Gonin, the Award of Merit in Retinal Research from the Retina Society and an honorary degree from the University of Ferrara in Ferrara, Italy. Additionally, Dr. Coleman was the 2001 recipient of the Greenberg Award of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Coleman "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*

24  Conditions Treated

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

2  Procedures

  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1960
  • Bellevue Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1961
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1965
  • National Institutes of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1967

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coleman's Reviews

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Dr. Coleman's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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