Michael A. Pisacano, MD
Dr. Michael A. Pisacano earned his M.D. at the Chicago Medical School in 1999, where he earned the Dean’s Award. After completing a medical internship at the Yale University’s Norwalk Hospital, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, where he continues to be a Clinical Instructor. His research in Juvenile Diabetes has been published in the medical literature and he has presented his work at the international ophthalmology conferences sponsored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Working with his father, Dr. Anthony M Pisacano, in 2007 Dr. Michael established Pisacano Eye Surgery & Laser Specialists at its current location at 2590 Frisby Avenue in the Bronx. where he continues to offer quarterly educational seminars for other eye doctors. Dr. Michael Pisacano has performed over 10,000 cataract, refractive and laser procedures and continues to be involved in the Bronx community. He has performed free glaucoma screenings for the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation and various other community associations. More recently, Dr. Pisacano has served his community as President of the Bronx County Medical Society and has represented the Bronx at the annual meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York which shapes policies recommended to the state legislature to enact positive change for patients across the state.
Recognizing a need for collegiality and interactive learning among his peers, in 2018 he founded the Bronx Ophthalmic Surgeons Society of which he is President. Dr. Pisacano is certified the by American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Anthony Pisacano, MD
Dr. Anthony Pisacano earned his M.D. at Georgetown Medical School, where he graduated with honors. After a medical internship at the Columbia Division of Bellevue Hospital, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital where he subsequently served as Chief of the Cataract Clinic. Dr. Pisacano has lectured and taught eye surgery all over the world. In 1986 Dr. Pisacano co-founded New York Eye. Surgery Center on Pelham Parkway in the Bronx, where he served as Surgeon Director until 2007 when he resigned to begin an exciting new career with his son, Dr. Michael Pisacano at Pisacano Eye Surgery and Laser Specialists. He is the co-founder and past chairman of the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation, which has screened almost 200,000 people for glaucoma throughout the United States.Both Drs. Michael and Anthony Pisacano are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Together, Drs. Michael and Anthony strive daily to bring the best possible care to their patients—beginning with a warm welcome from their reassuring staff and continuing through all aspects of your medical and surgical care.
Anna Djougarian, MD
Anna Djougarian, MD, practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an area of expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma as well as routine and complex cataract surgery.
Dr. Anna Djougarian graduated magna cum laude from Macaulay Honors College. She obtained her medical degree from New York Medical College in 2013. After an internship in Internal Medicine, she went on to complete her medical and surgical Ophthalmology residency training at Northwell Health, where she served as a chief resident in her senior year. She completed her subspecialty training in medical and surgical glaucoma at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
Dr. Djougarian has presented her research at various conferences including the American Glaucoma Society (AGS), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). She has a passion for global medicine and resident education. She has traveled on a medical and surgical mission to provide eye care and perform cataract surgery in remote mountain villages in Calca, Peru. She also actively serves as a clinical and surgical attending for the Northwell residency program.
She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) and New York State Ophthalmological Society (NYSOS).
Brian D. Krawitz, MD
Dr. Brian D. Krawitz, M.D., is a cataract and glaucoma specialist and is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Krawitz graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with Honors from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a clinical fellowship in glaucoma at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he performed several hundred surgical procedures.
Dr. Krawitz’s areas of expertise include cataract surgery and state-of-the-art glaucoma management and surgery. He has authored multiple scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Krawitz is an active member of The American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Glaucoma Society, and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Sherief Raouf, MD
Dr. Raouf is a graduate of Swarthmore College and received his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where he graduated in the top ten percent of the graduating class. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Northwell Health and then completed a Corneal and External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary of the University of Illinois Chicago.
His clinical interests include cornea transplantation, cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, and the treatment of ocular infections. Dr. Raouf is a long-time native of the New Jersey and New York area and is very happy to be treating a community he knows well with the team at Pisacano Eye.
Juliana E. Boneta, OD
Dr. Juliana E. Boneta earned her Doctor of Optometry degree with high honors from SUNY State University of New York and completed a residency at Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center specializing in primary care, vision therapy and low vision rehabilitation. She was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Louis Hermann Award for Outstanding Compassion in Patient Care and Vision Service Plan Award for Excellence in Primary Care. Dr. Boneta has attained her fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. With an affinity for clinical research, Dr. Boneta has co-authored a number of ocular disease based research papers that have been published and/or presented in peer reviewed optometric and ophthalmologic journals and scientific conferences. Dr. Boneta has extensive clinical training in the management of glaucoma, cataracts, corneal and retinal disorders as well as in pediatric eye care, contact lens management, surgical co-management and low vision consultation. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa (International Optometric Honors Society), American Academy of Optometry (Fellow), New York Academy of Optometry (Member and previously sat on the board of directors), New York State Optometric Association and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Boneta is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry, as Co-Supervisor for the optometric externship at Pisacano Eye Surgery and Laser Specialists.
Moontaha Choudhury, OD
Moontaha Choudhury is a certified optometrist who has been working in primary care optometry in New York City. Dr. Choudhury is the child of Bangladeshi immigrant parents and raised between NYC and Detroit, MI. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Studies. She completed her optometric education at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University College of Optometry.
Dr. Choudhury is fluent in standard Bengali and proficient in the Sylheti Bengali dialect and Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her family and caring for her house plants.
Jessica Fuentes, PA-C
Jessica Fuentes is a New York native, born and raised in the Bronx. She is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish. She has worked in the field of ophthalmology for over 20 years, which began when she graduated from New York City Technical College in 1998 with an Associates Degree in Opticianry. She worked for multiple optical companies including: Pearl Vision and Pildes Optical. Jessica has been working closely with the Pisacano family for a majority of her ophthalmologic career. She started as a technician at New York Eye Surgery Center and subsequently worked with Drs. Michael and Kristin Pisacano in White Plains. During this time, Jessica developed a passion for medicine, specifically ophthalmology, which inspired her to return to school obtaining a dual degree in Bachelors of Science/ Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College in 2012. She has been practicing Ophthalmology as a Board Certified Physician Assistant at Pisacano Eye Surgery and Laser Specialists since 2012 working closely with Drs. Anthony and Michael Pisacano. Pisacano Eye is happy and proud to have her as part of our fine staff of eye care professionals.
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