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Dr. Valerie Elmalem, MD

Oculoplastic Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgeon, Neuro-Ophthalmologist

New York, NY

About Dr. Valerie Elmalem

A competent neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Valerie I Elmalem is trained in medicine at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Post this, she completed a residency in ophthalmology and finished a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Emory University, Emory Eye Center. She finished another fellowship in oculoplastic surgery and orbital surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is also certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. As an accomplished oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Elmalem serves the locals in and around New York and Mineola, NY. She spends time with her patients to explain to them their conditions. She informs them about suitable options available before moving on to surgery. Currently practicing at the NYEE of Mount Sinai Department of Otolaryngology, she is also affiliated with the Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Elmalem's surgical expertise is unparalleled. She understands that people are a bit hesitant when it comes to surgery and hence, strives to educate patients about the options available. She integrates her medical expertise with state of the art technology and strives to provide the highest quality of healthcare. As a result of her exceptional work ethic and passion for health care, patients always leave the practice satisfied with thorough care.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York


  • Ophthalmologist
  • Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Neuro-Ophthalmologist
  • Oculoplastic Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
  • Mount Sinai West
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Emory University, Emory Eye Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Emory University, Emory Eye Center, Fellowship in Neuro-Opthalmology
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Fellowship in Oculoplastics Surgery and Orbital Surgery
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Georgia Society of Ophthalmology
  • North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society

Awards and publications

  • Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2015
  • Occurrence and surgical management of a cerebrospinal fluid-filled cystoid space following routine enucleation.
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with ophthalmic manifestations in 18-year-olds on oral contraceptives
  • Underdiagnosis of posterior communicating artery aneurysm in noninvasive brain vascular studies
  • Surgical timing and postoperative ocular motility in type B orbital blowout fractures

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Dr. Valerie Elmalem's office locations

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

310 E 14th St, 319 S

New York, NY 10003

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary - Tribeca

77 Worth Street, Ground Floor

New York, NY 10013

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai Doctors Long Island

200 Old Country Rd, Suite 125

Mineola, NY 11501

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai Doctors - West 57th Street

200 West 57th Street, Suite 1410

New York, NY 10019

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