Stephen E. Kelly, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr Stephen E Kelly | Ophthalmologist | Upper East Side NY | Lenox Hill NYDr. Stephen Kelly specializes in performing state-of-the-art refractive and cataract surgery, as well as comprehensive ophthalmology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kelly received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed an internship at Lenox Hill Hospital and completed an Ophthalmology Residency at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. After residency, he completed a Corneal Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital with Dr. Richard C. Troutman, a pioneer ophthalmic microsurgeon. In 1982 Dr. Kelly and Dr. Richard P. Gibralter co-founded Cataract & Corneal Associates, P.C.

Dr. Kelly was selected in 1991 as one of the investigators for the clinical research studies at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital for the FDA evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the excimer laser for laser vision correction. This was the first use of the laser in New York City as part of the FDA Clinical Trials. After the FDA approval of the laser in 1996, Dr. Kelly was selected by the laser manufacturer to train other ophthalmologists in its use.

Dr. Kelly is a Life Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received the Academy’s Honor Award for ten years of faculty participation in the educational programs at the annual meeting. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Kelly has been listed on the Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro area from the first edition in 1997 through all subsequent editions to 2015. He has also been listed on the New York Times Magazine Super Doctors List (the top 5%) from the inception of this in 2008 through all subsequent editions to 2016.


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