New England Eye Center - Advanced Eye Care

New England Eye Center Ophthalmologists
Named To Boston Magazine's Top Doctor List
for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Eye Care Specialists Receive Top Recognition From Their Peers

BOSTON, MA December 2009 – New England Eye Center is pleased to announce that Ophthalmologists Jay S. Duker, M.D. and Thomas R. Hedges III, M.D. have been once again selected by their peers as some of the Best Doctors in America, listed in the December 2009 issue of Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctor” issue. This marks the fourth consecutive year Drs. Duker and Hedges have been selected. Other New England Eye Center doctors that have been named to the list over the last four years include Michael H. Goldstein, M.D., Katrinka Heher, M.D., Michael B. Raizman, M.D. and Helen K. Wu, M.D.

“We are pleased and honored that our doctors are consistently recognized by their peers for their outstanding work here at New England Eye Center”, said William R Sacco, Director of Public Relations for the New England Eye Center. “As a leading medical teaching institution in Boston, we take great pride in both the teaching & development of new doctors into our profession as well as delivery of first class medical care to every patient.

Each year, Castle Connolly sends out tens of thousands of invitation letters to physicians in private practice-randomly selected-as well as to the medical leadership of major medical centers, specialty hospitals, teaching hospitals and regional medical centers. Invited physicians can go online to a special restricted-access website and nominate outstanding physicians in various specialties and subspecialties “to whom you would send members of your family”. The process asks not only for doctors who excel in academic medicine and research, but also for those with outstanding interpersonal skills.

New England Eye Center doctors mentioned in this release are accepting new patients:

  • Jay S. Duker, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Service
    • For appointments: 617-636-4600
    • Chairman & Director of the New England Eye Center and Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Michael H. Goldstein, M.D.
    • Cornea and Anterior Segment Service
    • For appointments: 617-636-4600
    • Co-Director of Cornea, External Disease and Cataract Service, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Thomas R. Hedges III, M.D.
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
    • For appointments: 617-636-4600
    • Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Co-Director of Electrophysiology
    • Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Katrinka L. Heher, M.D.
    • Eye Plastics and Orbit Service
    • For appointments: 617-636-4600
    • Director of Aesthetic Eyelid & Facial Surgery, Eye Plastics and Orbit Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Michael Raizman, M.D.
    • Cornea and Anterior Segment Service
    • For appointments: 617-636-4600
    • Co-Director of Cornea, External Disease and Cataract Service, Director of Uveitis & Immunology, Director Corneal Fellowship and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Helen K Wu, M.D.
    • Cornea and Anterior Segment Service
    • For appointments: 617-636-4600
    • Director of Refractive Surgery Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine.

About New England Eye Center

New England Eye Center (NEEC) is the ophthalmology department for Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. New England Eye Center offers a full range of comprehensive ophthalmology including treatments for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, pediatric ophthalmology and aesthetic surgery. New England Eye Center is also a leading provider of Laser Vision Correction in Greater Boston and New England offering a full range of vision correction procedures for all types of eye conditions.

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Contact: William R. Sacco, New England Eye Center
(617) 636-1055 or wsacco@tuftsmedicalcenter.org