John Elmer Paddock, M.D.
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John Elmer Paddock, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)
  • Neuro Imaging


Dr. Paddock received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2017.  He completed his residency at Brown University and his Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York.  During his residency, Dr. Paddock served as chief resident and won numerous teaching awards, including the Rhode Island Hospital Department of Neurology Chief Resident Teaching Award and the Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship-Neurology Resident Teaching Award from the Warren Alpert Medical College at Brown University.  He is excited to join his mentors, Drs. Marc Dinkin and Cristiano Oliveira, in the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service.

Dr. Paddock has conducted research in novel treatment modalities for central retinal artery occlusion, and his areas of research interest include central retinal artery occlusion, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and neuroimaging findings in headache with visual symptoms.



Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2017
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 2012


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

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