Our Providers

Daniel S. Casper, MD, PhD
  • Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC
Daniel S. Casper, <span>MD, PhD</span>

Dr. Daniel Casper practices general, medical ophthalmology full-time at Columbia University Medical Center, dividing his time between the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and the Harkness Eye Institute Faculty Practice. His ophthalmology training, including residency and fellowship, has all been done at Columbia, and he has been affiliated with the university in various capacities since 1986.

After completing his residency, Dr. Casper was a fellow in orbital and oculoplastic Surgery with Dr. Stephen Trokel at Columbia, and along with Dr Linda Chi of the Radiology department, they authored a textbook on orbital diseases and imaging, on which Dr. Casper served as senior editor and illustrator.

Although Dr. Casper practices comprehensive, non-surgical ophthalmology, he specializes in diabetic eye disease, and is Director of Ophthalmology at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center. He is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC, and in addition to his patient care responsibilities, he regularly teaches medical students enrolled at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as residents in ophthalmology, internal medicine and family practice medicine, and fellows training in endocrinology.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Areas of Expertise

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Corneal/External Diseases
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    Education & Training

  • Albany Medical College-Union University, NY
  • Internship: Albany Medical Center Hospital, NY
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Locations

  • Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    Fax:
    (212) 342-5293
  • Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion

    1150 St. Nicholas Avenue
    Suite: 214
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 851-5494
    Fax:
    (212) 851-5493

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9535

Honors & Awards

2001-2013 Top Doctor, New York-Metro Area 2008-2013 Castle-Connolly Guide, New York Times SuperDoctor

2011-2013 International Association of Ophthalmologists, Top Ophthalmologists in NY (International Association of Healthcare Professionals)

2000-2001 JM Wheeler Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Columbia University, Department of Ophthalmology, NY, NY 1985 Robert Reinecke Award for Research in Ophthalmology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY