Leon Rafailov, M.D., Joins SightMD as an Oculoplastic Surgeon

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SightMD, a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice, announced that it has hired Leon Rafailov, M.D., who focuses on a wide range of plastic and reconstructive surgery, to join its growing team of over 80 providers in the New York Tri-state region.

Jeffrey Martin, CEO of SightMD, said “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rafailov to our practice. We look forward to adding another oculoplastic surgeon to our growing team of physicians. I am certain that with his expertise and training, he will bring much benefit to the company and his patients.”

SightMD, a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice, announced that it has hired Leon Rafailov, M.D., who focuses on a wide range of plastic and reconstructive surgery, to join its growing team of over 80 providers in the New York Tri-state region.

Dr. Rafailov received his MD from SUNY Downstate, which he chose for its excellence in clinical hands-on training. He went on to complete his intern year at Yale where he split his time between general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine, and pediatric rotations. Following his intern year, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at Rutgers. During his residency, he was invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences. After residency, Dr. Rafailov completed a 2-year fellowship in oculofacial, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery at the Duke Eye Center, widely regarded as one of the best eye hospitals in the country. While in fellowship, he acted as a clinical instructor and trained dozens of ophthalmology and plastic surgery residents. Here, he received the prestigious Hornaday Fellow Award given for excellence in teaching.

Jeffrey Martin, CEO of SightMD, said “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rafailov to our practice. We look forward to adding another oculoplastic surgeon to our growing team of physicians. I am certain that with his expertise and training, he will bring much benefit to the company and his patients.”

John Passarelli, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Clinical Governance Board said “Dr. Rafailov is an excellent physician with fantastic training. We are so excited to see the company continue to expand with talented physicians such as Dr. Rafailov.”

Dr. Rafailov added, “I’m thrilled to join such a robust and quality-driven practice. I’m looking forward to contributing to its excellent track record in patient care. Partnering with SightMD will allow me to provide a full range of oculoplastic surgery and services to our patients.”

Dr. Rafailov has published numerous journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters focusing on a wide range of topics in oculoplastic surgery. He prides himself in providing specialized and patient-focused care using the most advanced surgical techniques available. Dr. Rafailov is well known by his patients for his personalized and attentive care.
Our commitment and dedication to our patients has never been interrupted which is why SightMD has continued to serve our community throughout the COVID pandemic. SightMD has continued to expand and look for additional practices and doctors that align with our values and patient first mind set.
Dr. Rafailov will care for patients out of SightMD’s Babylon, Bethpage, Deer Park, Riverhead and Smithtown locations offering Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery.

About SightMD
SightMD is a rapidly-growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients access to over 60 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists through the convenience of 39 locations across downstate New York. SightMD's track record of providing clinically-excellent care spans over 50 years, and its services include laser cataract surgery and lens implantation, glaucoma management, retinal disorder treatment, corneal services, neuro-ophthalmology, LASIK laser vision correction, oculoplastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please visit http://www.sightmd.com ###

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