Lisa Park, MD

Our Providers

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC
Lisa Park, MD

Lisa Park, MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center and an Attending Ophthalmologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Park is an accomplished cataract surgeon with a flourishing practice on the west side at the Robert Burch Family Eye Center. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Park was the Associate Director of Residency Training at NYU for 11 years, where she taught and mentored over 70 ophthalmology residents and pioneered the use of virtual surgery simulation in residency training. At the same time, she was Chief of Ophthalmology at Bellevue Hospital where she was selected “Doctor of the Year” in 2007. She was also co-host of “The Ophthalmology Show,” on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio channel for five years. Dr. Park has published over fifty book chapters, journal articles and research abstracts on various aspects of cataract surgery, including the “Lens & Cataract” chapter for the Basic and Clinical Science Course published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her interests include global ophthalmology, and she travels regularly to Guatemala and Ethiopia to teach and perform humanitarian eye surgery for the blind in developing countries. Dr. Park received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at NYU and a fellowship in anterior segment and refractive surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. Her philosophy is that no two eyes are the same, and her objective is to meet each individual’s visual needs.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Areas of Expertise

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract
  • Complex Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Education and Training

  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital
  • Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center


  • ColumbiaDoctors - Robert Burch Family Eye Center

    250 West 64th Street
    New York, NY 10023
    (212) 305-9535

Insurance Programs

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

  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • Affinity Health Plan [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), 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 [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), Empire Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9535

Honors and Awards

2015-2018 Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

2017 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

2010 American Academy of Ophthalmolog Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Recognition Award

2010 Americal Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award

2008 Health and Hospitals Corporation Award: Doctor of the Year, Bellevue Hospital Center

2007 Schossman Memorial Award: Surgical Teacher of te Year, NYU Dept. of Ophthalmology