Judah E. Beck MD is a fellowship trained Ophthalmologist. He earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Biochemistry at the age of 22 from CUNY Queens College. While in attendance, he actively participated in research in the areas of cancer, biochemistry and organic chemistry where he presented and co-authored research projects. After this, he spent the next 5 years teaching underprivileged high school students chemistry and physics in a large high school in the Bronx. He was selected to receive the ‘Teacher of the Year Award’ by the student body.
He attended Howard University College of Medicine, where he was awarded 6 separate academic scholarships while in attendance including twice being awarded the Trustees Scholarship given to the highest ranking members of the class. He scored with honors in the majority of medical school courses. He also scored in the 99th percentile on his United States Medical Licensing Exam. He subsequently completed his intern year in Internal Medicine in the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Hospital system where his fellow classmen elected him as their liaison for the hospital. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency training at Nassau County Medical Center in New York where he was also elected to the position of Chief Resident in his final year.
Dr. Beck has trained under some the top worldwide corneal specialists including Dr Eric Donnenfeld MD and Dr Hank Perry MD. After his residency he continued his training in a Cornea & Refractive Surgery fellowship with world renowned corneal specialist Dr Jay Pepose MD PhD at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis, MO. During his fellowship, he trained in ocular surface reconstruction, cataract, refractive, corneal transplant, anterior segment and micro invasive glaucoma surgery. Additionally, he obtained extensive training Dry Eye Disease. He has published and co-authored scientific papers presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is also lead author on a chapter in the new refractive surgery text book entitled “Refractive Lens Exchange: A Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia.” His areas of specialty include Dry Eye, cataract and refractive surgery, corneal surgery, transplant and disease as well ocular surface reconstruction. Dr Beck is passionate about patient care and achieving excellent vision for his patients.