South Nassau Communities Hospital Appoints Site Director of Ophthalmology Residency Program
Oceanside, NY, July 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital’s chief of ophthalmology, Richard Nauheim, MD, has been appointed site director at South Nassau for ophthalmology residents from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (Far Rockaway, NY), which will start this summer.
Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Nauheim is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at S.U.N.Y Stony Brook School of Medicine, and was recently appointed assistant professor of ophthalmology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and medical degree from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo School of Medicine. In 1984, he completed an internship at The Long Island College Hospital and residency training at Nassau University Medical Center in 1988. He completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the prestigious Eye & Ear Institute of Pittsburgh in 1989.
Dr. Nauheim is active in research, lecturing and publishing papers on ophthalmology and is also a member of the teaching faculty at North Shore University Hospital and Nassau University Medical Center. He has presented at national and international institutions and meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has been published in prestigious peer reviewed journals such as the Archives of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Nauheim is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Consumers’ Research Council of America Top Ophthalmologist. He specializes in treating problems such as double vision, optic nerve disorders, visual/eye movement disorders, cataracts, diseases of the retina, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and disease-specific care for hip and joint replacement, wound care and end-stage renal disease.