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Dr. Harry Engel, MD

Retina & Vitreous Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Engel, a nationally respected leader in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery for twenty-five years, has excelled in measurable domains of scientific investigation, clinical activity and teaching. His expertise spans medical and surgical retina, ophthalmic pathology and oncology, and the rehabilitation of traumatized eyes. An author of over 30 papers and manuscripts, Dr. Engel has been a pioneer in the use of bioadhesives to repair ocular injures, the cytological analysis of vitreo-retinal disorders, and the investigation of macular holes and retinal degeneration.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Retina & Vitreous Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University, Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology
  • University of Michigan, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook (Internship)
  • University of Michigan (Residency)
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Fellowship in Retina

Awards and publications

  • Former Chief of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Service at the Montefiore Medical Center
  • In Press, Archives of Opthamology 'The Effect of Partial Posterior Vitreous Detachment on Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness as Measured by Optical Coherence Tomography'
  • RETINA 'Repair of a Traumatic Scleral Rupture with Scleral Imbrication and BioGlue' April/May 2007

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1982785317

Office locations

West Side Retinal Surgery Center

3725 Henry Hudson Parkway

Riverdale, NY 10463

West Side Retinal Surgery Center

40 West 72nd Street

New York, NY 10023

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Dr. Engel is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He will take good care of your eyes!
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I've seen Dr. Harry Engel a few times over the past several years, and I trust his expertise when it comes to my eyes. A close family member of mine was borderline glaucoma and he told me to make sure toget my eyes checked regularly by a highly skilled ophthalmologist. Dr. Engel fits that description. The lady at the front desk today was friendly and helpful as well.
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I didn’t wait at all, though I arrived just in time, thanks to the MTA and a 10k on the street. Dr. Engel and staff are personable and competent. Highly recommended! I didn’t feel rushed; on the contrary I felt valued as a patient.
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Dr. Engel gave me a complete examination. He was thorough and I felt he was highly experienced and I was very happy with his service. I have already recommended him to friends.
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Everything from the front desk check in experience with Roslyn to Dr Engel’s detailed workup of my eyes was absolutely awesome. Dr Engel not only provided me a prescription for my glasses but also provided me with a few months supplyof Xiidra to take care of my very dry eyes. Dr Engel is extremely detail oriented in west side facility and I highly recommend him.
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Great visit!
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Excellent doc. Very nice and thorough. Highly recommend.
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I found Dr. Engel friendly and professional. I have been his patient for three years and have been very satisfied with his care.
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I highly recommend him and his staff. This was my first visit but felt like he’s been years!
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Very much satisfied with Dr. Engle!!! He made me very comfortable. I was treated very nice once I entered the doctor's office.
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The entrance is to the left of the awning labelled 40 W72nd. Secretary was kind and welcoming, and the nurse saw me almost immediately, absolutely no wait time. She was friendly, and efficient yet thorough in her exam. Dr. Engel wasamong the most welcoming doctors I have ever seen. He made an effort to get to know me (first time patient) and to make sure I was comfortable with the exam. I came in for an annual eye exam, including dilation. His exam was the most thorough eye exam I have ever had; excellent. Every person took very good care of me and I was in and out the door in less than 30 minutes (including a brief wait period for dilation drop to take effect). I will definitely be returning!
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Dr. Engel was straight to the point and thorough with his exam.
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He is a reserved man, but seemed to understand my problem which was somewhat complicated. He changed my prescriptions and, hopefully, it will all work out. Everyone seemed competent.
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He is biased, lacks social skills and uses strong arm and rude tactics to get his point across. A non friendly moron who needs to go into practice in a dictatorship country where he can get away with being a horrible human being. I feel sorry for his staff.
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The most through exam that I have experienced. Dr. Engel is a master at eye care and I always leave his office feeling confident and secure about my vision.
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The front desk lady was unfriendly, but also she was sick and had to leave midway after which another junior doctor took over the paperwork and she was great! It took an hour before I could see the doctor even thoughthere was just 1 other person before me. The doctor seems knowledgable but didn't seem interested in explaining what he was doing. And I also thought he was cold at times.
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I liked him because he seemed interested in me a human being as well as a patient. Vey professional..I felt like I was in good hands with someone I could trust.
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He seemed decently knowledgeable, but bedside manner was very poor and didn't bother explaining anything he was doing
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Engel is a no-nonsense, straight-to-business professional who works quickly and efficiently with multiple patients. That said, he's also a little gruff and somewhat cold and impersonal in comparison with other ophthalmologists I've seen.
Less than 1 year ago
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Smart, thorough, friendly with a professional team who treat you like a human being.
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I found Dr. Engel through Zocdoc when I thought it would be a good idea to establish a relationship with an eye doctor as my body and eyes began to age. Up to this point, I visit only for my annualcheckup (knock wood). The office is comfortable and serine. The doctor always sees me on time (disclaimer, I typically book an early appt). While I don't know much about the profession, I sense that Dr. Engel is very through as he goes through examination. Bedside manner is a subjective thing, but I do find him to be concise and clear in his direction during the exam and has always answered questions to my satisfaction. If there is the need for me to ever receive more extensive treatment, I would stick with Dr. Engel.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, to the point and very professional in every way. Found things my regular doc did not.
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Very thorough, personable, and professional. Assessed the issue, explained it in clear terms, and told me how to treat it.
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I've been going to Dr. Harry for the past six years and he's always a true proffessional. Wait time is short and the office is allways clean.
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Dr. Harry is fantastic. I had a tiny plastic inside my eye and he was able to quicly find it and remove it in a very smooth way. I did not feel anything, it was great. He also was very patientto clarify my questions while he performed a full checkup of my eyes. Highly recommend him.
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All good, he knows what he is doing & make me feel comfortable.
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Dr. Engel is great - very thorough, but practical. His assistant Alice is wonderful!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Engel was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He was also caring and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend him to all my friends.
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There was a bit of a long wait, but I have no complaints about Dr. Engel himself, who was great.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Engel is thoroughly professional and was willing to explain andwers to questions i had.
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Great doctor, very friendly and patient. Did a thorough check up. Short wait.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very friendly and very thorough. I definetly recommend him
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Dr. Engel was very thorough and very direct about things which I like. He made me feel very comfortable and explained everything he was doing. I had not been to an eye doctor in 8 year and he made it easy to be there. I would go back to him.
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The office was very clean and we'll managed. The staff was friendly and Dr. Engle was very professional and helpful.
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He is good and care about paitiant
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Good experience. Took his time. Didn't jump to recommending surgery .
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I was taken very close to my scheduled visit time. Dr. Engel's staff is incredibly nice and personable. Dr. Engel gave a thorough exam. and explained what he was looking at on the photographs in a way that made it understandable. I definitely recommend Dr. Engel.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Engel is an excellent physician and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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The best ever. He was very good.
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Very thorough exam. Very courteous and knowledgeable doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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He was concise, pleasant, but friendly. I felt comfortable with him and he spoke to me in a way to ensure I understood the issue at hand.
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He was professional , caring and took an interest to get to know to me as a new patient.
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Excellent. Both Dr Engel and his support staff are quick, friendly and efficient.
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EXTREMLY THOROUGH.
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I chose him because of all the good reviews but for the issues that I had with my eyes I wasn't impressed with the feedback he provided
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Dr. Engel was patient and knowledgeable; he addressed all of my concerns calmly and didn't make me feel rushed (as some doctors can do). I will certainly recommend him to friends and family.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and provided accurate , helpful information. Dr. Engel will be my eye doc.
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Dr. Engel seems to know his stuff. He was professional and thorough. The front desk and the doctor's assistant were helpful and pleasant. After examining me (my first eye exam in 8 years!) Dr. Engel referred me to another specialist fora vision problem I've been having. I'm hoping to get it resolved quickly.
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Dr Engel was the best he heard my complaints and was able to really and thoroughly check my eyesight. I am very happy and satisfied with my visit. I recommend him anytime. The only thing is that the office was way too hot that is my only comment.
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This was my first time at his office. He was very professional and I will definitely come back.
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