Benjamin Levine, M.D.

Ophthalmology
Benjamin Levine

Dr. Benjamin Levine is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an instructor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Levine provides comprehensive eye care as a member of the Weill Cornell Eye Associates and serves as the director of the ophthalmology inpatient consult service at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery.


Dr. Levine graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  After college, Dr. Levine was selected as an Intramural Research Training Award Scholar at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  Following his year at the N.I.H., Dr. Levine attended medical school at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he graduated with Distinction.  After completing an internship in internal medicine at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan, Dr. Levine went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  After completing his residency training, Dr. Levine was honored to be selected as Chief Resident and to remain an additional year at Weill Cornell Medical College as an instructor in ophthalmology.  Following his year as Chief Resident, Dr. Levine completed a one year preceptorship in ophthalmic plastic surgery, also at Weill Cornell Medical College.


Dr. Levine is currently accepting new patients.  His practice interests include cataract surgery, eyelid abnormalities, tearing, and general ophthalmology.  Appointments can be made by calling Weill Cornell Eye Associates at (646) 962-2020, or by visiting http://www.weillcornelleye.org/.
 

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kim, C, Kacker, A, Levine, B, Lelli, GJ. Lacrimal System Endoscopy Assisted Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy. Orbit, June, 2013, (32)3: 156-60
  • Benjamin M. Levine.  Blepharoplasty: Expectations and Complications.  Refractive Eyecare. Aug, 2011
  • Benjamin M. Levine, Gary J. Lelli, Jr.  Case Report: Bitemporal Hemianopsia Caused by Bilateral Blepharoptosis.  Orbit, Dec. 2010, Vol 29, No. 6, Pages 351-353
  • Lillian W. Kim, Benjamin M. Levine, Gary J. Lelli, Jr.  Recognition and Treatment of Benign Essential Blepharospasm.  Contemporary Ophthalmology, March 2010; Vol. 9 (6)
  • Gretchen Schwartz, Barbara A. Vance, Benjamin M. Levine, Motoharu Fukazawa, William G. Telford, Denise Cesar, Marc Hellerstein, and Ronald E. Gress.  Proliferation kinetics of subpopulations of human marrow cells determined by quantifying in vivo incorporation of [2H2]-glucose into DNA of S-phase cells.  Blood, Sept. 2003; 102: 2068-2073

 

Book chapters

  • Benjamin M. Levine, Gary J. Lelli, Jr.  Orbital Compartment Syndrome.  Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology by Springer, in press
  • Robert J. Peralta, Benjamin M. Levine, Gary J. Lelli, Jr.  Intraorbital Foreign Body. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology by Springer, in press
  • Dara Liotta, Benjamin M. Levine, Gary J. Lelli, Jr.  Zygomatic-Maxillary Complex Fractures. Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology by Springer, in press

Honors and Awards

Resident Teaching Award.  Weill Cornell Eye Associates 2012-2013

Chief Resident of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Eye Associates 2008-2009

Graduation with Distinction, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2004

Drake Scholarship Award, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2002

Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Scholar, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute 1999-2000