Philip J. Ferrone, MDDr. Ferrone earned his Bachelor of Science from Union College graduating magna cum laude, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School graduating cum laude with special honors. He completed a medical/ surgical internship at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts, and his residency in Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center in North Carolina. He subsequently completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, MI. He was Chief Resident and on faculty at the Duke University Eye Center where he gained extensive experience in ocular trauma. He has been actively teaching residents for over 28 years.
Dr. Ferrone is the President of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and has been on its Board of Directors for over 14 years. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, and the Club Jules Gonin (an International, Swiss-based, Retinal Honor Society). Dr Philip Ferrone has been promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
He is the former president of the Long Island Ophthalmology Society, and is a member of the New York State Ophthalmology Society. He is a member of the Club Jules Gonin, an International, Swiss-based, retina honor society.
Dr. Ferrone has received Honor Awards and Senior Honor Awards from both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He serves as the Director of Clinical Research at VRC. He has been the Principal Investigator of well over 50 national clinical trials investigating new drugs and treatments for retinal disease. He specializes in complicated pediatric and adult medical and surgical retinal diseases, and regularly teaches courses on treating complicated retinal problems at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retinal Specialists meetings. In addition, at national and international retinal and ophthalmology meetings every year he presents original scientific retinal research to help advance the treatment of retinal disease. He has authored over 70 peer reviewed medical manuscripts and been a part of an additional 12 manuscripts, written 7 medical book chapters, given well over 150 scientific presentations, over 100 abstracts and poster presentations at national and international ophthalmology meetings, and has taught over 50 courses at national and international meetings as well.
Education & Training
- Fellowship - Associated Retinal Consultants, Royal Oak, MI
- Residency - Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
- Internship - Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
- Doctor of Medicine - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA