Dr. John G. Passarelli, a Board Certified ophthalmic surgeon, is the Medical Director of the Long Island Eye Surgery Center, Long Island Surgical Care in Brentwood, NY and Suffolk Surgery Center in Shirley, NY. Dr. Passarelli earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame and completed his medical school education from the State University of New York Downstate. His ophthalmic training occurred at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in New York City where he achieved Chief Residency status in Ophthalmology.
In addition to The Long Island Eye Surgery Center, Dr. Passarelli is affiliated with several hospitals including Good Samaritan Medical Center, South Side Hospital and North Shore LIJ Health System. He has been an ophthalmologist for more than twenty years and specializes in cataract and vision correction micro-surgical procedures of the eye.
Dr. Passarelli performed refractive surgery since its infancy in the early 1980s and has been performing LASIK surgery since its approval by the FDA in 1995. Dr. Passarelli is the senior partner in Island Refractive Eye Care, which owns a VISX Excimer Star S4 Laser. The laser utilizes WaveScan diagnosis and CustomVue treatment and is located in a sterile surgical suite operated by certified laser technicians.
Dr. Passarelli has lectured extensively throughout the United States including the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, Manhattan Eye and Ear in New York, and Wills Eye in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His presentations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Passarelli has been providing education for medical students, residents and physicians assistants for over twenty years. Dr. Passarelli is presently on the Advisory Council for the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame. Academically, Dr. Passarelli is recognized as one of the most experienced and educated eye surgeons on Long Island. He trains his peers nationally and is an inventor of micro-surgical instruments.
Dr. Passarelli has recently been elected to the Business Development Board for The First National Bank of Long Island, Hauppauge, NY. He is also an active member of the following medical societies:
American Association of Ophthalmic Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Long Island Ophthalmological Society, Medical Society of the State of New York, New York Diabetes Association, Out-Patient Ophthalmic Surgical Society, Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Society of Excellence in Eye Care, Suffolk County Ophthalmic Society and The American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dr. Passarelli's awards include the Community Outreach Award and UCP Suffolk's 2003 Honoree. He has been awarded the Certificate of Honor from both Southside Hospital and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. Passarelli has expanded his services and is now available at his other Long Island, New York offices in Sayville, West Islip, Huntington, Amitville and Port Jefferson. The main office, laser suite and the AAAHC certified ambulatory surgery center are located in Brentwood, New York. The Suffolk Surgery Center, AAAHC certified ambulatory center is located in Shirley, NY.
Dr. Passarelli currently resides in Laurel Hollow, New York with his son, Matthew and daughters, Diana and Alyssa.