Our Doctors

Dr. Mark Speaker

Dr. Mark Speaker has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2015-2016. The prestigious recognition marks the 20th time that Dr. Speaker has earned this honor since 1994.

In addition to being recognized as one of the leading corneal, cataract and laser vision correction surgeons in the region and the country in the Best Doctors in America® directory, Dr. Speaker has consistently been included in the New York Magazine and Castle and Connoly Best Doctors listings.

The Best Doctors directories have earned a sterling reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The Lists are a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession. Dr. Speaker was one of the first surgeons in New York to become involved in laser vision correction. He has performed over 65,000 LASIK procedures since 1994, as well as other refractive procedures and corneal transplants, making him one of the most experienced surgeons in the New York area. Dr. Speaker has also performed LASIK on his wife and brother which is a testimony to his confidence in the procedure.

Dr. Speaker has been featured in major publications such as New York Magazine, SELF Magazine, Crain's and Cosmopolitan Magazine, as well as in a special report by CBS News Anchorman Steven Clark on his own LASIK procedure by Dr. Speaker.

Academic and Professional Experience and Affiliations

  • Program Chairperson, International Society of Refractive Surgery 2001 Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College
  • Medical Director, TLC Laser Eye Centers- New York City
  • Member, Board of Directors, Castroviejo Corneal Society
  • Member, Program Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Director, Corneal Service, Department of Ophthalmology, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, 1992-98
  • Director of Resident Training, Department of Ophthalmology, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, 1987-92

Publications and Lectures

  • Dr. Mark Speaker is the author of dozens of scientific papers, book chapters and monographs. He lectures extensively in this country and abroad.

Education

  • Corneal and Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital
  • Chief Resident, Resident in Ophthalmology, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Internship in General Surgery,
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • M.D. and Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Honors, Awards & Certifications

  • Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1994 to 2016.
  • National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honors Society
  • Founder, International Cornea Study Group
  • VISX Star Surgeon awarded to the top Excimer Laser surgeons in the United States
  • Wilfred Fry Lecturer, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Jodi Abramson

Dr. Jodi Abramson has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2015-2016. The prestigious recognition marks the 9th time that Dr. Abramson has earned this honor since 2007.

The Best Doctors directory has earned a sterling reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.

Dr. Abramson was one of the first surgeons in the New York Metro area to become involved in laser eye surgery. She has performed over 60,000 LASIK procedures since 1995, as well as other refractive procedures and corneal transplants, making her one of the most experienced surgeons in the country.

Dr. Abramson has been featured in major publications such as New York Times, RX Remedy Magazine, and Woman's World Magazine.

Academic and Professional Experience and Affiliations

  • Director, Keratorefractive Surgery - Montefiore Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. 1996 - 2001
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • White Plains Regional Medical Director- TLC, The Laser Center www.tlcvision.com

Education

  • Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship - New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Chief Resident, Resident in Ophthalmology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
  • Internship in Internal Medicine - Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Six Year Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University
  • M.D. Northwestern University, Medical School

Publications & Lectures

  • Dr. Abramson is the author of many of scientific papers, book chapters and monographs. She lectures extensively in this country and abroad.

Honors, Awards & Certifications

  • Elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2007 to 2016.
  • Elected to the Cambridge Who's Who 2007-2008
  • VISX Star Surgeon awarded to top Excimer Laser Surgeons in the United States
  • Winner, The Ann Stromberg Fellowship for Research in Ophthalmology Department of Ophthalmology , Northwestern University Medical School
  • Honor Award, Honors Science Research Program in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search