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Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
156 William Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
P: (646) 962-2020 | F: (646) 962-0604
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Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue, 11th and 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (646) 962-2020 | F: (646) 962-0603
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Personal Statement

While performing a full range of comprehensive services, my sub-specialization is in ocular inflammatory disease (uveitis). This area is unique to ophthalmology in that it requires a complete review of one's health, personalized therapy, and close monitoring. As such, I have a very close relationship with my patients, as we become partners in the process of discussing and choosing therapies. This individualized approach is applied to all my patients. While your chief complaint will be of the utmost importance, I will always strive to be complete and ensure the entire ocular system is in good health.

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Uveitis
  • Acute Iritis
  • Chronic Iritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Panuveitis
  • Granulomatous Uveitis
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Uveitis-Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome
  • Anterior Uveitis In Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Anterior Uveitis
  • Chronic Uveitis
  • Posterior Uveitis
  • Infective Uveitis
  • Scleritis
  • Episcleritis
  • Orbital Inflammation
  • Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's)
  • Lupus
  • Viral Retinitis
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Drug-Induced Uveitis
  • Orbital Pseudotumor
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Plaquenil Adverse Reaction In Therapeutic Use

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]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care


  • M.Sc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom), 2001
  • M.D., M.P.H., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2006
  • B.A., Brown University, 1999



Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University


Dr. Sarju Patel is a board-certified ophthalmologist with two years of additional training in ocular immunology and inflammatory diseases at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary under Dr. Debra Goldstein.  He currently serves as the Director of the Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Patel graduated with honors from Brown University. He then received graduate training in research sciences at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, England. He proceeded to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, graduating with a distinction in research. He completed a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Research Fellowship and was conferred the Harold B. Lamport Biomedical Research Award.

After completing a preliminary internal medicine internship at St-Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, he completed his ophthalmology residency at New York University, followed by fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. There, he received the Cless Family Foundation Award for outstanding fellow in clinical and academic ophthalmology.

He has authored papers and textbook chapters and routinely presents at national meetings. He is proud to be an active member of the American Uveitis Society. Dr. Patel is also listed as a uveitis specialist by The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. Dr. Patel currently serves as a consultant for the Knowledge Base Panel for Uveitis of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.