Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD

Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
32 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 1 years. She specializes in ophthalmic surgery and ophthalmology.Read her story

Weill Cornell Eye Associates, New York, NY

1305 York Ave Fl 11

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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more than 53% of peers

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Dr. VanTassel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. VanTassel "Sarah H. Van Tassel, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Van Tassel specializes in glaucoma evaluation and treatment, including medical management, laser, and surgical procedures. She also performs cataract surgery and is up-to-date on the latest advances in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). A native of Missouri, Dr. Van Tassel graduated summa cum laude from Duke University. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, where she also completed her residency in ophthalmology. Dr. Van Tassel then returned to Duke for a fellowship in glaucoma where she received specialized training in trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage device implantation, laser trabeculoplasty and iridotomy, complex cataract extraction, laser-assisted cataract extraction, implantation of astigmatic (toric) and multi-focal intraocular lenses, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Dr. Van Tassel's research focuses on the latest advances in ocular imaging and their applications to personalized diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences, and she has received several academic awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Van Tassel is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, Women in Ophthalmology, and additional societies. She is a founding member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Resident Self-Assessment Task Force, through which she develops educational materials for ophthalmologists-in-training. She is committed to providing personalized glaucoma and cataract care supplemented by the newest technologies, instruments, and techniques. She is happy to provide second opinions for glaucoma and asks that all available records be obtained by the patient and brought to the consultation appointment."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. VanTassel "Welcome! During your visit to the Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell, our team is dedicated to providing you with outstanding eye care. Many of my patients have glaucoma or are at risk for glaucoma. In addition, I care for patients with general eye conditions such as cataracts. My greatest goal is to preserve and restore vision while providing personalized and compassionate eye care. I look forward to meeting with you."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

4  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Procedure
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Minimally Invasive 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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2008
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 2012
  • Reading Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. VanTassel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. VanTassel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanTassel to family and friends
9 total reviews (8 have comments)

Patient Comments (8)

Very thorough and thoughtful in her diagnosis. Nice personality as well extremely caring. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Van Tassel has an exceptional disposition and surgical competence. She was able, along with retina specialist Dr Papakostos, to restore the vision in a total foveal detachment to 20/30, after the return an had been detached for over two weeks. A remarkable accomplishment! An amazingly ng...more
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She was very Very thorough and took her time to make sure my eyes was ok and I appreciate that and the staff was wonderful
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Dr. Van Tassel did my glaucoma and cataract surgeries, and the results of both were perfect. She is extremely competent, kind, and professional; and I'm very grateful that she took such good care of me and was always available to answer my questions.
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An exceptional ophthalmologist and the best glaucoma specialist I’ve been to iin the last 10 years. Dr. Van Tassell recently performed surgery on my eye and reduced my pressure from 25 with two glaucoma drops to 10 with no drops. In addition to being an excellent surgeon she is a great...more
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