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Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
156 William Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Fax
(646) 962-0604
Call
(646) 962-2020
Comprehensive/General Ophthalmology Services
1305 York Avenue, 11th and 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Comprehensive/General Ophthalmology Services
156 William Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Glaucoma
1305 York Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
646-962-0602
Call
646-962-2020
Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-0604
Call
(646) 962-2020

Personal Statement

I have been in Ophthalmology for over 20 years, and still find something new to see or learn every day. I practice a mix of comprehensive Ophthalmology with a subspecialty in glaucoma care. This  allows me to follow people for years, both for their general eye health, as well as the more complex issues of glaucoma care. I try to make every  patient visit enjoyable and as stress-free as the situation allows. My goal is to not simply address a patient's ocular issues, be it medically or surgically, but their global well-being, as well. 

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Expertise

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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 [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1993

Honors & Awards

Dr. Rafla Demetrious received honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) in 1991

Biography

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Weill Cornell Medicine. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.D. from SUNY Downstate, graduating with the distinct honor of Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious did her medical internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in N.Y.C, New York. Thereafter, she began her Ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City in 1994. She then remained there to continue her Fellowship in Glaucoma. Upon completion, she joined the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in 2000.

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious’s clinical practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and anterior segment diseases.

Dr. Rafla Demetrious received honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) in 1991.