Dr. Jonathan Ellant, MD

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114 East 27th St, Between Park & Lex, New York, NY, 10016
450 7th Avenue, Suite 300, New York, NY, 10123

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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.

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Dr. Ellant is not only extremely knowledgeable, but personable as well. He was incredibly thorough with my eye exam, which I appreciated as a type 1 diabetic with additional concerns. He found an issue that might have otherwise gone unnoticed and explained everything to me clearly and insightfully, setting my mind at ease. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a great clinician.

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I very good listener and diagnostician.

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Dr seems to be a caring and performs comprehensive examinations.

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I had to fill out the new patient paperwork even though it was submitted electronically. The regular receptionist was out of the office and the fill in person didn't know how to retrieve it. The wait time was 10 minutes before my name was called. Dr. Ellant was thorough with the exam and explained what he was going to do at every step.

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As usual, my annual exam was thorough.

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Excellent. Very professional

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He is thorough, kind, and answers my questions.

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Dr. Ellant is great! He was very professional and an excellent communicator. I was a new patient receiving an annual eye exam and he was very attentive and thoroughly answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Ellant!

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It was great. The doctor was listening and was helping me in understanding what the problem was.

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Awesome doctor

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Excellent! Personable, knowledgable, top-notch! I highly recommend him!

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My first time visit very nice Doctor professionalism now I don't have to think about other doctors and I will recommend others too.

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It was good. Dr. Ellant is very caring.

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He is great and friendly

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Fantastic doctor and staff, saw me early and were polite and efficient the whole time.

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This visit was long overdue and I was terribly scared to come in and have the procedure done. Dr. Ellant was very informative and straight to the point. I appreciated that he explained what he was going to do and then walked me through as he was doing it. He gave me clear follow up instructions. I have already recommended him to one of my friends and I will definitely be coming back.

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This guy is a keeper. very calm and thorough. I noticed a couple of other older patients that walked in an a first name bases and were treated like family. I'm going to continue seeing this ophthalmologist.

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I stayed with Dr. Ellant even after he closed his Brooklyn office because he is an excellent doctor and his office, while you do have to wait, is not a mill. I have to budget 2 hours travel time and a 30--60 minute wait, but it is worth it for his skill and his patience in explaining everything.

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Dr Ellant was great, felt very comfortable with him.

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The receptionist were above average and pleasant and for New York that is a plus. The office was busy with an optical store at the front, it seemed that they put this business together very well. By the time you get out the door money still to be made. It looked that Medicare was the main insurance there. I thought the doctor had an attitude. I saw a lot of seniors in the office. Seniors are callable and can be easily controlled by an aggressive doctor. Not naïve here and can give back as fast to whoever that is, I can draw the gun as fast, but I prefer not to. I thought the doctor was in for the money, they all are but there are different levels of greed. I saw a lot of good reviews about him here. Aggression can be seen as a positive thing by older naïve patients and the doctor ends up the good doctor. I thought he examined me thoroughly and he knew what he was doing though he has a lecturing attitude and talk too much about things I did not care to listen. If you are smart and cannot deal with attitude this is not the doctor for you. I will go back to him until I figure my situation, he deserves a second chance only because he is knowledgeable and until I can’t deal with him any longer. The options in New York are so many.

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Having been operated on by him I am fully confident in his ability's......

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fabulous, caring professional!

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Long wait but excellent experience with the Doctor. Very nice guy, seems to be very knowledgable.

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Great visit. Smart, attentive, thorough. Totally pleased. Thank you.

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While Dr. Ellant seems very knowledgable, there were multiple instances where he was extremely offensive or aggressive for no reason. When he finally arrived to the office 30 minutes after my appointment, he asked me to describe my symptoms. When I explained, he accused me of trying to self-diagnose and was extremely rude about it. His behavior was so unprofessional, I would have walked out had it not been a must-needed last-minute appointment. I really trusted the ZocDoc reviews I saw here, but what I experienced couldn't have been further from how he was described by others. I will only see Dr. Ellant again in the future if he is the only option available.

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Couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Ellant's professional manner and standard of care.

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Waited for an hour and the Doctor was seeing 3 patients at the same time. Almost every single person that was waiting to see the doctor complained about the wait time. No respect for other time.

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Excellent doctor and pleasant staff.

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Dr. Ellant was professional and made me feel comforted that I was in good hands. He was "real" and explained every step of each procedure.

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The Dr was awesome. Very kind and great bedside manner - but the wait to be seen of 1 hour was unacceptable. They need to manage the scheduling better - otherwise the Doctor was really nice and knowledgable.

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Great experience. Will definitely be back!

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Perfect for what I was looking for! Thanks!!

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The process was quick. I expected the doc to explain more in details. Pro would not go back again.

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Excellent Doctor.

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Very unprofessional and rude. Insulted me while he was examing me....

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Dr Ellant was professional, caring and just the right combination of efficiency with the patience to answer questions. Although I did have to wait a short while this was due to my making a same-day appointment and I was grateful to be seen at all. The front desk and nursing staff are friendly and upbeat despite what is clearly a very busy office. I highly recommend Dr Ellant.

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Dr. Ellant is a fine doctor and a pleasant person. I had another appointment uptown after this visit, and he and his staff made sure I was seen-- thoroughly-- in time to make the second appointment, He explained all test results and answered questions.

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Kind, thorough, and patient. Answered all obscure questions, and had a friendly and warm demeanor.

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I went to Dr. Ellant for my annual eye exam, and came out very pleased with my experience at his office. He attended me in a timely manner and took the time to listen to my concerns and perform the necessary tests for my checkup. I found him also to be very approachable, and will definitely come back to his office next year or for any eye-related questions I might have. Would highly recommend.

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Really great experience. He was very professional and thorough...

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