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Gary J. Lelli, MD

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Gary J. Lelli, MD
Gary J. Lelli, MD

Dr. Lelli is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic surgery - a speciality requiring two years of additional training after ophthalmology residency focused solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system. During this training, accredited by the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Lelli gained broad clinical and surgical experience while treating patients at Columbia University Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York University Hospital, Bellevue Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Lelli graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He proceeded to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with the highest academic standing in his class. After completing a transitional internship at Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, he returned to Ann Arbor for his ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. During his final year, he served as Chief Resident and received the Ambulatory Care Excellence in Service Award for demonstration of integrity, professionalism and exceptional patient care. Dr. Lelli is a dedicated educator. While at the University of Michigan, he was twice awarded the Walker R. Parker Resident Teaching Award. He has written numerous papers and textbook chapters and routinely presents at national meetings. Dr. Lelli is an active participant in global mission work and education. Most recently, he has volunteered in East Africa, teaching and performing surgeries, and annually travels to Eastern Europe for an educational mission sponsored by the Open Medical Institute and the American Austrian Foundation. Dr. Lelli has also recently diversified his work experience by joining the staff of the New York Rangers as the team's Ophthalmologist.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
Primary Specialty
Ophthalmology (Board Certified)
Education And Training
2002 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship: 2003 St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
Residency: 2006 University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Clinical Expertise
Eyelid Surgery
Tear duct probings Surgery
Blocked Tear Ducts
Cancer of the Eyelids & Orbits
Conjunctival Diseases
Oculoplastic Surgery
Eyelid Lesions
Cosmetic Eye Surgery
Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
Tearing Problems
Botox Treatment
Orbital Tumors
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Affinity [HMO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid, Medicare]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
United Empire
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
1305 York Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (646) 962-2020
Fax: (646) 962-0604
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
156 William Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Phone: (646) 962-2020
Public Transportation: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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