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Dr. Speaker is the Medical Director for TLC Manhattan and is widely recognized as one of the leading laser vision correction surgeons in the country. As one of the first surgeons in the region to become involved with laser vision correction, he has performed over 50,000 LASIK and PRK procedures as well as other refractive surgeries, lens implants and corneal transplants. Dr. Speaker’s expertise is frequently sought by patients in demanding professions, including pilots, athletes, doctors and law enforcement officers because of his longstanding commitment to excellence and superior results.
Dr. Speaker graduated from Brown University and received his medical and doctorate degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he graduated from the National Institute of Health’s Medical Scientist Training Program, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. After an internship in Surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, he completed his ophthalmology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was appointed Chief Resident. Dr. Speaker then received fellowship training at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Speaker served as Director of Resident Training, Chief of Cornea Service, and Chairman of the Infection Control Committee at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and also holds a position as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Speaker was awarded the VISX Star, which is presented to top Excimer laser surgeons in the United States. He has served on the Program Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and as Program Chair for the International Society of Refractive Surgeons. In addition to being recognized as one of the leading corneal and laser vision correction surgeons in the country by the New York Times, New York Magazine and Castle Connolly, he was elected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® list from 1994 to 2008.
Dr. Speaker’s confidence in the LASIK procedure is evidenced by the fact that he has performed the procedure on many friends and family members, including his wife, brother, and mother-in-law to name a few.