Our Providers

Srilaxmi Bearelly, MD, MHS
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC
Srilaxmi Bearelly, <span>MD, MHS</span>

Dr. Srilaxmi Bearelly is a nationally recognized ophthalmologist specializing in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, choroidal neovascularization and macular disorders. Her research interests include retinal imaging of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Bearelly graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Biology, received her M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, as well as a Masters of Health Sciences from Duke University School of Medicine. Following her ophthalmology training at Northwestern University, she completed her fellowship training in diseases of the retina and vitreous at Duke University Eye Center.

She is listed as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. She received several research awards, including an NIH/NEI K12 Mentored Research Career Award, NIH/NEI K23 Mentored Research Career Award, and a Young Investigator Award by Retinal Degenerations Symposium at the International Congress of Eye Research Meeting in China.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Areas of Expertise

  • Retinal Disorders
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
  • Laser Treatment
  • Retinal Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vitreoretinal Disorder

    Education & Training

  • Northwestern University Medical School
  • Residency: Northwestern University Medical School
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, NC


  • Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    Floor: 5, Room: 504
    New York, NY 10032
    (212) 305-1407
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    (212) 342-5293
  • CD Third Avenue Office

    880 Third Avenue
    Floor: 2
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 305-1407 (Maribel)
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    (212) 201-4129
  • ColumbiaDoctors Ophthalmology

    15 West 65th Street
    Floor: 1
    New York, NY 10023
    (212) 305-1407 (Maribel)
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    (212) 342-3932

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
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • 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

  • 2012-present Robert L. Burch III Scholar, Columbia University
  • 2011 Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research: Reach for the First R01 Course, TRANSFORM program
  • 2005-2010 NIH/NEI K12 and K23 Mentored Career Development Awards
  • 2009-present Listed as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • 2008 Young Investigator Award, Retinal Degenerations/International   Congress of Eye Research
  • 1999 Resident Teaching Award, Department of Internal Medicine at Northwestern University: Excellence in Teaching of Medical Students
  • 1992-1999 Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), Northwestern University BA/M.D. Program
  • 1998 American Association for Higher Education Research Grant, Department of Physiology at Northwestern University: Program for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1992-1995 Northwestern University Academic Grants
  • 1992-1993 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, ASTRA Scholarship