Dr. Jonathan Ellant, MD

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450 7th Ave, Suite 300, New York, NY, 10123
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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The wait was very long but the doctor and all the nurses were wonderful!

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Easy, no fuss care from a competent and kind staff

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The office was dingy and crowded, not at all what I would expect. The doctor was condescending and unpleasant.

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He was very good and kept me informed of the whole process. There was just a lot of people and some have been waiting for an hour.

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I thought he as a doctor was great but it may help if his appointment times were more realistic. I left early from work to come see him and waited an hour. His time isn't the only one which is valuable. F

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I love Dr Ellant!!

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Dr. Ellant and his team were warm, friendly and professional. He offered a solution to my eye issue and proactively advised yearly eye care health check ups. I'd be happy to make him my primary eye care MD.

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Dr Ellant was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. He diagnosed my problem quickly and provided a solution. I was very pleased with the service I received.

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Very nice and listened carefully at my first visit. Highly recommend!

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Great! The appointment was efficient and Dr. Ellant was very polite and had excellent bedside manner.

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The staff is very polite and professional and Dr. Ellant is a gem. Very knowledgeable and thorough. He explained everything and asked questions when he was done. Great personality. I recommend him highly.

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Doctor was great, wait time not ideal

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Most helpful and genuinely caring eye doctor I've ever seen!

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Great doctor. Super kind and honest.

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Knowledgeable but arrogant doctor. Staff made negative comments about patients.

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He was great, once I was able to see him after an hour. His staff is very friendly an courteous. Overall I wouldn't go there if you want an in and out appointment.

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A true teaching doctor, highly knowledgeable and skilled at communication. Very pleased

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Appointment time means nothing. Waited about 2 hours, gave the same information twice, and the doctor hardly spent anytime or showed any interest. I wouldn't go again.

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Dr Ellant is terrific. The wait time was terrible, though, and although I allotted two hours for the visit, because of the wait-- I was late picking up my son and he almost missed his annual doctor appointment. I am giving the practice another shot because (1) Dr Ellant himself was really great, attentive, took time to explain things to me etc and (2) they are merging with another company and so things were, apparently, more hectic and disorganized than usual.

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My overall appointment left me confused. Granted I went on a day where they were updating their systems so it was a bit chaotic. I ended up spending 2 hours of my workday for this appointment (not ideal). I was shuffled between rooms and with different technicians who kept asking me the same health questions even though I filled out the health questionnaire on zoc doc and at the office again. I made this appointment with the intention of getting my eyes re-checked and to order new contact lens since I just threw out my last pair. I'm not even sure if my eyes were checked for a prescription change and I have no idea how to re-purchase new contacts/how much they cost. Overall, I would not go back.

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Good guy - good personality - very professional

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Besides the 25 minute wait, Dr Ellant personal and professionalism was excellent. I would recommend him to others.

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Dr Ellant was great - amazing bedside manner and very attentive. It is a shame his front office staff does not reflect his same professionalism. They spoke about a patient out in the open and where very disorganized and unprofessional - waited over an hour for my appointment.

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Very friendly and approachable. Brilliant doctor, Popular doctor, plenty patients.

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Dr. Ellant was very straight forward and kind. He gave me a lot of great info in a short period of time. I would highly recommend!

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Dr. Ellant was very thorough and listened to all of my concerns. I felt his recommendations were appropriate and he was very helpful.

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Dr. Ellant is an incredibly proficient technical optometrist; very thorough, intelligent, and skilled. He's also a nice dude and made me feel like our idle chit-chat was enjoyable for him, though I'm sure he does small talk all the time and probably hates it by now!

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Dr. Ellant is knowledgable, intelligent, and very aware of current practice.

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Very satisfied.

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very professional, since my eye problem is not his specialty, he referred me to the right specialist

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Doctor was really good, I just did not like to wait for 1 hour and 15 minutes untill he saw me.

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Dr was going to write me an Rx, but he didn't have his book. He said he would call the Rx in. After 2 weeks and 2 phone calls (which was difficult - it seems they're only there 2 days a week and I couldn't leave a message), no Rx. I'm done.

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I was not impressed won't be going back again. Doctor was rude and his staff. Apart from from the receptionist. Not informative and gave me a generic solution.

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He was very nice, and cared a lot about his patient. Very, very knowledgable and his staff is very helpful too.

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He is an excellent doctor and always explains everything. He has the latest equipment and is up-to-date on the latest research. He takes his time with each patient. The wait time in his office is often very long.

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Very good visit. It was a busy day. I actually like when I have to wait, to me, that indicates that the Dr. will take the time to address my questions and concerns.

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Dr. Ellant was very professional and thorough with a great bedside manner. He took a lot of time to explain some technical issues with my eye glasses prescription which I don't think other doctors would have (or have ever done before).

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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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