Dr. Jason Slakter, MD

Dr. Jason Slakter, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Jason Slakter, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

460 Park Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10022

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 98% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Slakter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Slakter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Slakter "Jason S. Slakter, M.D. is a board certified retinal and macular disease specialist, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine, and partner at Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York. Dr. Slakter is a native of Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Pomona College in 1979 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa fraternity and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1983 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha fraternity. He completed residency training in ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in 1987 and a year of fellowship training in medical and surgical retinal diseases also at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in New York. Dr. Slakter was Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University from 1996 to 2001. He joined the Department of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine in New York as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in 2001. Dr. Slakter's principal clinical and research interests are in the areas of macular disease, management of exudative age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, and central serous chorioretinopathy. He created and is the director of the Digital Angiography Reading Center (DARC), which is one of the largest centers for image evaluation for clinical trials of posterior segment disease with over 900 certified clinical sites in over 44 countries worldwide, serving as a key resource for industry-sponsored studies of new treatments for retinal disorders. Dr. Slakter is a member of numerous medical organizations including the American Ophthalmological Society, Retina Society, Macula Society, American Society of Retina Specialists, New York Ophthalmological Society and the Manhattan Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Slakter was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Retinal Physician journal. He has been the recipient of many awards including The Macula Society's Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award for outstanding contribution to the treatment of ocular disease by an individual under the age of 45, the Helen Keller Manhattan League Award in 2003 and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2004. Dr. Slakter has published more than 100 papers and book chapters. Dr. Slakter also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Ohr Pharmaceutical, Inc. a biotechnology company focused on developing new therapeutics to meet unmet needs for a variety of ocular conditions."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
  • Angioid Streaks of Choroid
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroiditis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Multifocal Choroiditis
  • Nystagmus
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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10  Procedures

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Eye Injection
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing

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.


  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Nassau Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Slakter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Slakter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Slakter to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Slakter'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 (1)

thorough, knowledgeable,well informed and experienced. The best Doctor I have seen on M.D.
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