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, co-edited the textbook, "Orbital Disease: Imaging and Analysis," on which Dr. Casper served as senior editor and illustrator. In 2019, Drs. Casper and Cioffi co-edited the book, "The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care: A Manual for Helathcare Professionals." Dr. Casper also was the senior editor and illustrator on this book.

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
  • Annual Exams
  • Blurring of Visual Image
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Infectious & Inflam Eye Disease
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Diabetic Eye Disease

    Education & Training

  • Albany Medical College-Union University, NY
  • PhD, Tufts University (Boston MA)
  • Internship: Albany Medical Center Hospital, NY
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Massachusettes General Hospital

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, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9535

Honors & Awards

2019                       NY Top Docs

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

2008-To present    New York Times SuperDoctor

2001-To present    Top Doctor, New York-Metro Area, Castle-Connolly

2000 -To present   Best Doctors in America

2000-2001             JM Wheeler Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Columbia University, Department of Ophthalmology, NY

1985                      Robert Reinecke Award for Research in Ophthalmology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY