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Michael Engelbert M.D. Ph.D. is a vitreoretinal surgeon and medical retina specialist at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York in Manhattan.
Dr. Engelbert received his medical degree Magna Cum Laude after which he dedicated himself several years to basic research in the study of endophthalmitis, a vision-threatening infection, that can occur after eye surgery. He earned... more... a Ph.D. for this work, and is considered a leader in this field. Dr. Engelbert is continuing this research at NYU in cooperation with Dr. Richard Novick, a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Before joining the residency program at Columbia University, he served his internship at Griffin Hospital, a Yale-affiliated center, where he was granted the Vincent D. DeLuca award for the best medical intern.
Afterwards he was resident and chief resident at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Insitute on the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Campus.
Following his residency training, Dr. Engelbert was awarded a medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and Columbia University.
Dr. Engelbert is a member of The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), The European Society of Vitreoretinal Specialists (EVRS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
He has published numerous papers on retinal disease, received several awards and has been granted permanent resident status in the United States in the category “outstanding scientist”. He serves as a reviewer for the premier journals in the field, including the Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina, Eye, & Graefe’s Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Engelbert is very affable. His examination is very thorough and he answers all questions fully and clearly. He is very professional in his demeanor and appears very knowledgable and skillful in his profession. I have the utmost respect for his services as a physician.
Went for second opinion on retinal detachment surgery on the following morning. He showed me where the problem was and even provided me with photo printouts.
Despite being in the middle of 2 emergencies, Dr. Engelbert was extremely thorough and took the time to explain my dx to me,discuss my situation, and answer all questions. I highly recommend him. His staff was very upbeat, efficient, and professional.
thorough & caring. took time to answer questions. explained procedures before doing them. talked with me about his findings, using a model of the eye. treated me as an intelligent person -- i.e. did not talk down to me. discussed what needs to be done next. also, receptionist radiates warmth & concern. technician, who saw me before the doctor, was very kind and extremely professional. the only reason i had to wait 15-20 minutes was because another patient had an emergency.
Overall great experience. Wouldn't change a thing.
Dr. Engelbert was great! He was kind, attentive and did a great job explaining what was going on with my eye. I have to come back for another visit and he offered to stay later than he was scheduled for the visit if I needed him to in order to work for my schedule. The wait was long which was my only complaint.