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Dr. Jonathan Ellant, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Jonathan P. Ellant, MD creates a comfortable and easy experience for his patients. He believes that understanding his patients' visual needs and matching them with the most advanced technologies is essential to having healthy, happy and satisfied patients. Dr. Ellant is chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and is an attending on the trauma service at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ellant has been voted "One of America's Top Eye Surgeons" by the Research Council of America every year since 2002. He is a member of the board of directors and medical advisory committee of the National Association for Visually Handicapped. After graduating college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Ellant earned his medical degree in 1990 from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he also completed his internship. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Lenox Hill Hospital - New York University School of Medicine and went on to complete a fellowship in cataract and refractive surgery with the world renown eye surgeon, Dr. Howard Gimbel at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Ellant speaks English and Spanish. A former intercollegiate tennis and squash player, his interests include painting, drawing, travel, skiing and physical fitness. He is married and has two young children with whom he now spends most of his free time.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Internship)
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Gimbel Eye Centre, Fellowship in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Professional memberships

  • National Association for Visually Handicapped

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Ellant has been voted "One of America's Top Eye Surgeons" by the Research Council of America every year since 2002.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1306918669

Office locations

Jonathan Ellant, MD

114 East 27th St, Between Park & Lex

New York, NY 10016

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He took his fime to answer all of my questions. The staff are really nice as well. I definitely recommend this doctor
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Dr. Ellant and the entire staff work like fine tuned machine! Very pleased with my visit.
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They were able to see me last minute when I had an emergency situation involving metal debris in my eyes, the doctor was calm and reassuring and resolved the situation during my visit.
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He is very knowledgable. He also explained things clearly to me and asked if I had further questions about anything. He is friendly and thorough. I had an excellent first visit!
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Personable and knowledgeable doctor, a rare combination.
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He is extremely caring. He made me feel in great hands. He spoke to me about the process about my eyes.
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Kind of rude for no reason. Not very friendly.
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I have been a patient of Dr Ellant's for many years and I have always felt I was treated professionally and that all my questions were answered.
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Professionally-run office. Dr. Ellant is professional and efficient. Just be prepared to be wait 30 min - hour to be seen.
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Well run office. Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, but long waits till u get in to the cue.
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Dr. Ellant was great. He was able to very quickly give me a prescription for my glasses, talk me through potential reasons for my eye redness, and screen me for various problems. He was very thorough, and the teamwork between himand the other professionals who worked there made the process move very smoothly.
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He is a nice man. He is professional. His team is also good.
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Very professional and thorough! Recommend him to everyone!
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Excellent doctor. Explained my eye problem in a manner I could easily understand. Will make him my permanent eye doctor going forward.
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I was very impressed by not only the doctor but also his staff. I would highly recommend him.
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This is my first appointment with Dr. Ellant. I would see him again for my annual eye exam.
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Dr. Ellant was very professional and knowledgeable, and I left feeling good about the condition I had come in to see him for. I didn't have much waiting. I was seen pretty quickly, and only waited ~5 minutes in between thevarious procedures I needed performed. Would recommend him to anyone!
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I really liked the doctor, he was a professional and very respectful. I will come back just for hi because he made me feel comfortable. The only big minus is the waiting time, I waited about an hour for the doctor and in general spent maybe 2 hours there.
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Had a really great visit with Dr. Ellant! He was professional, made the diagnosis easy to understand, and an overall great experience! The entire staff was super friendly.
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Very professional and available for any questions I had.
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I HAVE FINALLY FOUND AN EYE DOCTOR I LOVE! Seriously, from the time I walked in the door, nothing but stellar service. I hardly waited, everyone was friendly, professional, and willing to answer my questions. And the office was bright, clean, and very welcoming.
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Great doctor - was honest with me in my lasik consultation and recommended I actually wait a few years to do it. Unlike the other place I went who tried to rush me in to booking right away when my eyes are NOT ready. SO APPRECIATIVE!
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Pleasant experience, highly recommend
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Great eye doctor. I will definitely be back!
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The wait time at the office was ridiculous. The insensitivity with having over a 90 min wait time to see a physician and say that was “normal” is incomprehensible. The doctor was nice enough and seemed commenting but he needs to get his house in order.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ellant is knowledgeable and friendly, and he and his staff are thorough and efficient. I just scheduled my third annual check-in with him -- I feel very comfortable knowing he is my ophthalmologist. I recommend him highly.
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Dr. Ellant is very professional, yet friendly. He never seems too busy to answer questions. I’d highly recommend him.
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Good doctor and person, honest and upfront.
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I definitely recommend Dr. Ellant. I selected him for my cataract surgery after extensive research and have been very pleased. He is not only highly very qualified and experienced but also extremely attentive to his patients. He took his timeduring the consultations, answered very patiently my many questions and guided me thru the choice of my lenses with clear and frank explanations of the tradeoffs. The result of the procedure is exactly as anticipated.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent, he was professional, courteous, and explained his diagnosis in a clear and concise manner.
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Unsanitary; touched the computer, chair, his glasses, my hand, all before touching my eyes without washing his hands or using hand sanitizer. Refused to answer any of my questions. Very unfriendly, not helpful. Would not discuss my issue indetail and said he would not give me a lot of information. Very bizarre and awful experience. I do not recommend and will not return.
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I came for a general eye exam and to get a new prescription for my contact lenses. I had a positive experience here. Dr. Ellant is very knowledgable and pleasant. I liked the medical assistants and receptionist staff very much. Everyone was patient and friendly.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice Doctor and staff I will definitely recommend them
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Loved his explanations and thorough procedure
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Dr. Ellant is fantastic and I've gone to him for years and years (and I'll continue to go back), but I've never had an appointment run on time, ever, no matter what time of day I go. My most recent appointmentwas scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Knowing he always runs late, I asked the receptionist if he was backed up/running behind. She said he wasn't. My hopes were high! They were soon dashed. After waiting and waiting, I was finally brought back for the initial intake by the physician's assistant around 7:00 p.m., put into an exam room at 7:10 p.m., saw the doctor and had the eye dilation drops put in around 7:15 p.m., had to wait 20+ minutes for my eyes to dilate, was brought back into the room for the exam, and didn't leave the office until 8:05 p.m., more than two hours after I showed up on time for my appointment. He's great, a pro, takes great care of my eyes, but the wait time... Prepare yourself.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ellant seemed very professional and responsive to questions during the visit. He spotted a condition which we were unaware of: an eyelid irritation, for which he prescribed corrective measures. All-in-all, he came across as a very good ophthalmologist, and we would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Highly recommend! The doctor was informative and caring, and the staff was extremely sweet! I felt very comfortable and cared for.
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So thorough! And very friendly staff.
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The guy is rude. It's shocking when he is actually doing it. This is the era of the internet after all. Avoid him, there are tons of better eye doctors than him.
Less than 1 year ago
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pleasant and professional
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Wait time total was about 45 minutes, which was a little disappointing. However dr. Ellant was fantastic! Extremely helpful.
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Dr. Ellant was very informative and helpful. His staff was very professional.
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The staff is so nice and friendly. Everyone was really sweet. The practice just seems over booked so it was a really long visit. But luckily I wasn’t in a hurry. Really nice practice.
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I loved the doctor and his staff, everyone was so humble and nice. My only issue was the wait time. I had an appointment at 3pm and left the office at 4:45.
Less than 1 year ago
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Jonathan was super professional, nice, patient and informative - I had a great experience and will definitely come back.
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Friendly staff and beautifully decorated. Dr. Ellant was extremely helpful and explained everything perfectly. Great experience. Thank you!
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Pleasantly conversational but no-nonsense. Provided clear, concise answers to medical and financial questions alike.
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Dr. Ellant was kind, patient and thorough in his explanations, tests, and overall visit. His staff were all very friendly, efficient, and warm. Overall a lovely visit! Will definitely be back in the future.
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This is what all healthcare visits should feel like. The doctor and all of the nurses were phenomenal and put up with my stupid jokes. Even got a laugh or two out of them. The bedside manner was incredible and it’sclear they are here to help. I don’t often write reviews of my healthcare professionals, but for this, I decided it a necessity.
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This was the first time I’d been to an eye doctor in quite a long time. The exam seemed very thorough and the doctor was very attentive.
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