Dr. Nicholas Nissirios is the creator and director of Metro Eye MD. Dr. Nissirios is a board certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Cataract, Cornea Transplantation and Refractive Surgery. He completed his medical school training at the University of Athens Medical School in Greece, followed by a 2-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Glaucoma at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY and an Internal Medicine internship at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center/State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, NY, where he served as chief resident in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Nissirios has sub-specialized with fellowship training in Cornea and External Eye Diseases, Premium Cataract Surgery and LASIK/Refractive surgery in New York with two of the top US ophthalmologist in the field. During his fellowship, Dr. Nissirios specialized in cataract surgery with implantation of multifocal, accommodating and astigmatism correcting intraocular lenses, including the most modern Laser Cataract Surgery, being one of the first in New York and one of the few ophthalmologists in the country being certified to operate this latest technology. He was also trained and is fully certified in the latest techniques in custom bladeless laser refractive surgery and corneal transplantation.
Dr. Nissirios has been active in ophthalmic research, authoring many article publications, including being involved in multiple prospective and experimental research trials. He is an attending of Ophthalmology at the Nassau University Medical Center participating in the training of Ophthalmology residents. He is also an assistant attending of Ophthalmology at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/Lenox Hill Hospital in New York city. Dr. Nissirios is member of numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr.Nissirios and his wife have three kids, Yianni, Nikoletta, and Elias. When Dr.Nissirios is not practicing Ophthalmology he enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer, the sport he loves the most. Dr. Nissirios is fluent in Greek.
Board certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Hospital affiliation: Mount Sinai Of Queens, Nyeei, Meeth