Meet Dr. James M. Maisel

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology Fellow, American Society of Retina Specialists

Awards and Honors

    Special Congressional Recognition Award.

    Banko Gift of Sight Award.

    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Humanitarian of the year.

    Nassau County Executive Citation for Community Service.

    Dyson Fellow in Vitreous and Retinal surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

    National Society to Prevent Blindness Representative for the ANSI Z-80 committee.

    Former President Nassau County Ophthalmological Society.

    Co-Chair World Diabetic Congress.

James M. Maisel, MD, FAAO.

Professional Affiliations

Hospital Appointments

    North Shore University Hospital Syosset.

    North Shore University Hospital Plainview.

    Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow.


Dr. Maisel, founder of the Retina Group of New York, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completed the Dyson fellowship in Vitreous and Retinal surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He has received a Special Congressional Award for his work in diabetic retinopathy and the Banko Gift of Sight Award. He also was named the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Humanitarian of the Year.

He has served as a Corporate Advisory Board member for the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Medical Advisory Board. He was also a member of the AAO Instrument and Device and Low Vision Committees and has received research grants from the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Maisel represented the National Society to Prevent Blindness at the ANSI Z-80 committee where he helped establish many ophthalmic industry standards. He served as an editor of EyeCare Technology Magazine and co-editor of Diabetes Technology Magazine. He also authored numerous professional journal articles and lectures nationally on the retina, medical informatics, and practice management topics. In addition, he has been a clinical investigator, consultant, educator, and advisory board member for Pfizer, Novartis, Genentech, Alimera, Regeneron, and Allergan, educating retinal specialists across the US.


Board Certified Ophthalmologist.

Dyson Vitreoretinal Fellowship, New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center.

Residency in Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center.

Internship in Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center.

Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College.

B.A., Honors Chemistry, Kenyon College.

Special Congressional Award Logo.


Lincoff H, Maisel JM, Lincoff A.: Intravitreal disappearance rates of four perfluorocarbon gases. Arch Ophthalmology. 1984 June; 102(6):928-9.

Chang S, Coleman DJ, Lincoff H, Wilcox LM Jr., Braunstein RA, Maisel JM.: Perfluoropropane gas in the management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Am J Ophthalmology. 1984 Aug 15; 98(2):180-8.

Heinemann MH, Gold JM, Maisel J.: Bilateral toxoplasma retinochoroiditis in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Retina. 1986 Winter; 6(4):224-7.

Maisel JM, Miller F, Sibony PA, Maisel LM.: Multiple myeloma presenting with ocular inflammation. Ann Ophthalmology. 1987 May; 19(5):170-4.

Maisel JM.: Visual complaints and video display terminals. N Y State J Med. 1988 June; 88(6):289-90.

Maisel JM, Pearlstein CS, Adams WH, Heotis PM.: Large optic disks in the Marshallese population.Am J Ophthalmology. 1989 February 15; 107(2):145-50.

Maisel JM, VorwerkPA.: Sympathetic uveitis after giant tear repair. Retina. 1989; 9(2):122-6.

Panessa-Warren B, Maisel JM, Warren J.: Alterations in rabbit vitreal fine structure following C3F8 injection.Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmology. 1990; 228(6):541-51.

Maisel J: Profile of an Imagenet User. Topcon Imagenews, 3:3, Spring 1992.

Maisel J, Nauheim R, Collucciello M, Rahn E, Nauheim J: Juxtafoveal Subretinal Neovascular Membranes Associated With Retinitis Pigmentosa. Nassau County Medical Center Proceedings, 19(1):23-25, July 1992.

Maisel J: Ophthalmics - Instruments - General-Purpose Clinical Visual Acuity Charts, ANSI Z80.21-1992 (R1998).

Maisel J: SLO And Imaging Systems Make Powerful Allies. EyeCare Technology, 4(1):41-44, 69; January/February 1994.

Maisel J, Short A: Fundamentals of Digital Imaging. EyeCare Technology, 4(2):43, 45, 47, 108, March/April 1994.

Maisel J: ZyDoc: State-Of-The-Art Medical Infosystem: The Only System You'll Ever Need. Doctor’s Shopper, 20-21, Fall 1994.

Maisel J: Ophthalmics - Intraocular Lenses. ANSI Z80.7-1994

Maisel J: Ophthalmics - Instruments - Tonometers - Requirements. ANSI Z80.10-1994.

Maisel J: Hospital Management International. Sterling Publications, Computerized Clinical Workstations. Hospital Management International, 117-119, 1995.

Maisel J: The Future via Digital Imaging. EyeCare Technology, 5(2):27, March/April 1995.

Maisel J, Hilton E: Ocular Lyme Borreliosis Diagnosed By Polymerase Chain Reaction Performed On The Vitreous. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, May 1995.

Maisel J: CD Simplifies Literature Access. Ophthalmology Times, 7, June 1995.

Maisel J: Drive for Efficiency Prompts Software Development. EyeCare Technology, 5(4):65, July/August 1995.

Maisel J: Voice Recognition Software. EyeCare Technology, 5(5):31, September/October 1995.

Bijlefeld M, Mathen: 21st Century Forecast: Managed Care's Influence (Featuring Dr. James Maisel). EyeCare Technology, 6(1):58, January 1996.

Maisel J: What's New In Office Systems - Medical Connections To Offer Continuous Speech Capability. EyeCare Technology, 6(1):80, January 1996.

Davidson D: The Best in Digital Imaging (Featuring Dr. James Maisel). EyeCare Technology, 6(3):21-22, March 1996.

Maisel J: Computerized Medical Infosystems and Practice Management. NYsight, 17-19, July 1996.

Maisel J, Hallak J, Rahn E, Gnadt G, Wertheimer R, Morcos M: Reaffirming the Importance of Routine Eye Exams. Spectrum, October 1997.

Maisel J: Making Doctors More Productive Speech Technology Magazine. September/October 2001

Maisel, James. Higher Speech Recognition Accuracy with Language Models. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 30 October 2001.

Maisel, James: Documenting the Medical Encounter with Speech Recognition Ophthalmology Times March 1, 2002

James M. Maisel, M.D. Requirements for Successful Front-End Speech Recognition Ophthalmology Times

C. Peter Waegemann; Claudia Tessier; Andrew Barbash; Barry H. Blumenfeld; Jonathan Borden; Robert M. Brinson Jr.; Todd Cooper; Peter L. Elkin; J. Michael Fitzmaurice; Susan Helbig; Kathleen Milholland Hunter; Brenda Hurley; Brian Jackson; James M. Maisel; David Mohr; Kathy Rockel; Joseph H. Schneider; Thomas Sullivan; Joe Weber, 2002, Medical Records Institute.

Vanessa Caceres, James M. Maisel, M.D., Jason S. Slakter, M.D., Gerald Mcgwin Jr., M.S., Ph.D., Cholesterol-Lowering Medications May Have Positive Association With AMD Prevention 8/8/2005 Ophthalmology News

Vanessa Caceres, Gary Fish, James M. Maisel, Jason S. Slakter, Francis F. Mah, Wet AMD Market Continues To Expand. Ophthalmology News 2006-9-4.

James M. Maisel, M.D., Lucentis Macular Degeneration Treatment Available - Macular Degeneration Stabilized For 95% of Patients. July 8, 2006 Prweb.Com Http://Www.Prweb.Com/Releases/Lucentis/Amd/Prweb408963.Htm

Vanessa Caceres, James M. Maisel, M.D., Pravin U. Dugel, M.D , Tim Jackson, Ph.D. , Tony Moses , Vidion , A Potentially Promising AMD Treatment Ophthalmology News

James Maisel, M.D., Eylea Treatment Available For Leading Cause Of Blindness In Elderly – Wet Macular Degeneration Stabilized For 95% Of Patients With Fewer Treatments. November 28, 2011 Prweb.Com. Http://Www.Prweb.Com/Releases/Macular_Degeneration/Eylea/Prweb8990740.Htm

James M. Maisel, M.D., Jetrea®: The First Non-Surgical Treatment of Vitreo-Macular Adhesion. February 4, 2013 Prweb.Com Http://www.Prweb.com/Releases/Jetrea/Macula/Prweb10397202.Htm

David R. Kaufman, Ph.D., Barbara Sheehan, Ph.D., Peter Stetson, M.D., M.A, James M. Maisel, M.D., Ashish Bhatt, M.B.A., Adele Field, M.F.A., Chirag B. Patel, M.D., Ph.D. JMIR Med Inform 2016;4(4):e35. Applying Natural Language Processing to Free Text as a Data Capture Method to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability