Benjamin Levine, M.D.
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Benjamin Levine, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • General Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Eye Tearing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eyelid Abnormality
  • Ophthalmic Plastics
  • Botox Treatment
  • Droopy Eyelid
  • Blepharoplasty, Lower Eyelid, Cosmetic
  • Blepharoplasty, Upper Eyelid, Cosmetic
  • Eye Trauma

Personal Statement

As a member of the Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology team, I provide comprehensive eye care as well as sub-specialty care in ophthalmic plastic surgery. My practice focuses on treating a wide range of ophthalmic conditions, including: cataracts, tearing, ocular trauma, eyelid abnormalities and cosmetic eyelid procedures.  Upon meeting you, my main goal is to discover your concerns and to address them to the best of my ability.  Communication is a top priority and I strive to make sure that all patients leave my office with a thorough understanding of their ocular health. I feel fortunate to work at an eye center with a dedicated and compassionate staff, as well as incredible colleagues in all of the different ophthalmic sub-specialties. I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your medical team and to helping keep your eyes healthy for a lifetime.


Dr. Benjamin Levine is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Levine provides comprehensive eye care as well as specialty care in oculoplastic surgery and serves as the director of the ophthalmology inpatient consult service at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine 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 of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine 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 Medicine 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 Medicine.

Dr. Levine is currently accepting new patients. His practice interests include general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and orbit. Appointments can be made by calling Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology at (646) 962-2020, or by visiting


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Resident Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Eye Associates 2015-2016

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



Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2004


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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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

Locations and Appointments