The physicians serving you at Brooklyn Eye Center are board certified, award winning, caring professionals specializing in superior eye care. We invite you to get familiar with their biographies.
M. Harooni MD
J. Sheindlin MD
R. Feig MD
S. Rastogi MD
S. Elmann MD
S. Chetrit OD
I. Llambiri OD
I. Rusu Jutagir MD
D. Rutner OD
Mark Harooni MD
Dr. Mark Harooni, is a board certified Ophthalmologist with a sub specialty in diseases and surgery of the Retina and Vitreous with 23 years of experience. Dr. Harooni earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He continued his training with a fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Harooni was awarded Teacher of the Year at Downstate Medical Center and was Chief Resident at SUNY, Long Island College Hospital. In the past, he was Director of Retina service at Jacobi Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital, Kings County Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to providing patient care at the Brooklyn Eye Center, Dr. Harooni is currently Director of Retina Services at Brooklyn Hospital. He is an active member of the Brooklyn Ophthalmological Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Harooni has numerous publications and patents to his credit. He is fluent in Farsi.
Jonathan Sheindlin MD
Dr. Jonathan Sheindlin, born and raised in New York, is a board certified Ophthalmologist with a sub specialty in diseases and surgery of the Retina and Vitreous. He graduated from New York Medical College and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan. He continued his training at Harvard University Medical School with a fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal surgery. Dr. Sheindlin is an active member of many Ophthalmologic societies including American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, Bronx County Medical Society and NY State Ophthalmologic Society. With over 17 years of experience, he has been involved in numerous studies and publications. His research interests include posterior segment changes in the aging eye, complex diabetic retinal detachments, and long term strategies to decrease the damaging effects of retinal vascular diseases. He is actively involved in Resident education. Dr. Sheindlin carries the distinction of being named an Honorary Police Surgeon for the NYPD. He is fluent in Spanish.
Robert Feig MD
Dr. Robert Feig was born and raised in New York and he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. He is board certified in ophthalmology and is fellowship trained in retinal surgery. He attended medical school and his ophthalmology residency at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he was chief resident as well as resident of the year. Dr. Feig continued his training with a fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. He is an active member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the NY State Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Feig speaks conversational Spanish
Shobit Rastogi MD
Dr. Shobit Rastogi, is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Glaucoma. Dr. Rastogi earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University. Dr. Rastogi continued his fellowship in glaucoma at University Eye Specialists with Drs. Krupin, Ruderman, & Rosenberg in Chicago. He is an active member of the American Glaucoma Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Rastogi was the co Director of the Glaucoma service at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn for almost 8 years, where he was involved in academic training of residents. Dr. Rastogi is fluent in Hindi, Urdu,and Spanish and currently resides in Brooklyn.
Solly Elmann MD
Dr. Solly E. Elmann is a board certified Ophthalmologist with a subspecialty in medical and surgical retinal disease. His research interests include therapeutics in the treatment of retina disease, laser photocoagulation therapy, and diabetic retinal disease. He has presented his findings nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous abstracts, papers, and publications. Dr. Elmann earned his medical degree with the accelerated BA-MD program at SUNY Downstate, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society. He continued with a residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY, where he was elected Chief Resident and received the EC Lazzaro Excellence in Teaching Award. He then completed a fellowship in retina surgery under the mentorship of Bert M. Glaser at the National Retina Institute. He was also awarded the Endowed Honor Award, and inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Elmann is an assistant professor at St. John’s ophthalmology residency program.
Dr. Elmann is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the LIGHT Laser society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Elmann enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He speaks Spanish, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Sally Chetrit OD, FAAO
Dr. Sally Chetrit, OD, FAAO is a licensed Optometrist and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She graduated from the University of Montreal, School of Optometry and completed a clinical clerkship in Ocular Disease at the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Chetrit received her Residency training with a focus on Primary Eye Care & Ocular Disease from the State University of New York, College of Optometry. Dr. Chetrit is an attending physician in the Department of Ophthalmology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in addition to treating patients at the Brooklyn Eye Center. Her primary medical interests include glaucoma and diabetic retinal disease. She has published several papers in the Canadian Journal of Optometry, and is a frequent peer to peer speaker on various ocular disease topics. Dr. Chetrit is fluent in French, Spanish and Hebrew.
Irida Llambiri OD
Dr. Irida Llambiri, OD, is a licensed optometrist. She is a graduate of the College of Staten Island where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. She earned her second Bachelor of Science in Visual Sciences from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2007. Dr. Llambiri received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2009 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at The Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center through the New England College of Optometry. During her residency training in a hospital based setting, she had the opportunity to treat many comprehensive eye cases as well as numerous retina and glaucoma cases. Earlier in her career, Dr. Llambiri traveled to Guatemala with a group of eye doctors to provide free eye examinations and eyewear to approximately one thousand residents. She is fluent in Albanian.
Irene Rusu Jutagir MD
Dr. Irene Rusu Jutagir is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in diseases and surgery of the Retina and Vitreous. She completed her fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and her residency in Ophthalmology at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Rusu Jutagir’s research interests include the treatment of macular diseases with anti-VEGF agents, surgical treatment of retinal diseases, and diabetic retinopathy. She has published research and presented at national conferences of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Rusu Jutagir holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago where she was awarded the Ophthalmology and Visual Science Award for outstanding performance in ophthalmology. She also completed her undergraduate studies with honors at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rusu Jutagir speaks English and Romanian with native fluency. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Daniella Rutner OD
Dr. Daniella Rutner, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Rutner completed a combined degree in optometry and masters in vision science from State University of New York College of Optometry in New York. Dr. Rutner went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and specialty contact lenses at the University Eye Center, SUNY, College of Optometry. She is an active member and fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). In addition to providing patient care at the Brooklyn Eye Center, Dr. Rutner is the Director of Optometry at Ezra Medical Center in Brooklyn, as well as an associate clinical professor at the University Eye Center of New York. With over 12 years of experience, Dr. Rutner has published numerous articles, book chapters, as well as lectures and education presentations for her peers. Her primary interests are pediatrics, myopia control, contact lenses, and vision rehabilitation. She is fluent in Russian and Hebrew.