Dr. William Schiff, MD

Dr. William Schiff, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. William Schiff, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.

210 E 64th St

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 91% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Schiff'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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.


  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Ny Hospital St Lukes Roosevelt Harkness Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schiff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schiff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schiff to family and friends
23 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schiff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Excellent service, very caring stagg and a really superb doc
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I would highly recommend Dr Schiff. He is not only a great doctor but very caring as well.
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I would give Dr Schiff the highest recommendation. He's extremely knowledgable in his area of expertise and is such a patient and caring physician. He listens patiently and thoughtfully answers all questions and concerns you might have. I trust his judgement implicitly and know that I'm in the best...more
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Extremely professional, knowledgable and courteous. Great surgeon.
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Could not recommend Dr. Schiff more highly. The most experienced and caring surgeon you will find anywhere.
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