Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC
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Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Thank you for choosing Weill Cornell Medicine for your ophthalmology needs. I am a cataract surgery specialist and offer the most advanced techniques for surgery including laser assisted surgery and advanced technology lens implants. I am also an expert in vision correction such as LASIK, PRK, and EVO. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery With Insertion of Specialized Intraocular Lens
  • LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Corneal Cross-Linking
  • Keratoconus


Dr Brissette is one of New York Citys leading ophthalmologists and cataract surgery experts. She has been voted by her patients and peers as a New York City Super Doctor many years in a row. She is also the ophthalmologist for the New York Rangers (NHL) hockey team. Dr. Brissette is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been featured by many media outlets for her expert opinion. She is an active and accomplished researcher and is frequently invited to lecture both nationally and internationally about cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Dr. Brissette is double board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (her home country but is a proud New Yorker and member of the Weill Cornell Ophthalmology team). 


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Ophthalmologist, New York Rangers
  • Top 40 under 40 in Ophthalmology
  • Rising Star and Top Doctor 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • One To Watch, Millennial Eye
  • American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Excellence Award


Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.Sc., Queen's University (Canada), 2015
  • M.D., Queen's University Faculty of Medicine (Canada), 2011
  • B.Sc., McGill University (Canada), 2007


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • * Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; Allergan; Bruder Healthcare Company; Carl Zeiss; EyePoint Pharmaceuticals; Eyevance; Kala Pharmaceuticals; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sun Pharmaceuticals Global FZE; TearLab Corporation
Other Interest:
Johnson & Johnson; Tarsus Pharma
Dailypractice eyecare llc