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Dr. James Chelnis, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery*
4.3 (18)
Map Pin Small New York, NY
Accepting new patients
14 years of experience

Overview of Dr. James Chelnis, MD

Dr. James Chelnis, MD is an Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. They specialize in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, has 14 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside, Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Mount Sinai South Nassau. Dr. Chelnis, completed a residency at University at Buffalo - State University of New York. Patients rated Dr. Chelnis an average 4.3 star rating.

Dr. Chelnis works at Manhattan Face and Eye in New York, NY. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Chelnis' Office Locations

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    Manhattan Face and Eye
    150 W 58th St Apt 1C, New York, NY 10019 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (845) 280-6576

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    About Dr. James Chelnis, MD

    • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 14 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Russian
    Languages Spoken
    • Male
    NPI Number
    • 1952612913
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    Education & Certifications

    • St Jude Children's Research Hospital|University Tenn Health Sci Center|Vanderbilt University|Vanderbi
    • University at Buffalo - State University of New York
    • Carney Hospital
    Medical Education
    • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Morningside
    • Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital
    • Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
    • Mount Sinai South Nassau

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    Dr. Chelnis works at Manhattan Face and Eye in New York, NY. View the full address on Dr. Chelnis’s profile.

    18 patients have reviewed Dr. Chelnis. The overall rating for this provider is 4.3. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Chelnis.

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