Danielle Trief, MD
Danielle Trief, MD

Danielle Trief, MD

Ophthalmology
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Specialties
Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cornea & External Disorders, more

Locations and Appointments


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ColumbiaDoctors - Third Avenue

880 Third Avenue
Floor 3, Suite F
New York, NY 10022
US
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CUIMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

622 W 168th Street
Vanderbilt Clinic Building, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10032
US
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  • AETNA
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  • AgeWell
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
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  • Local 1199
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  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Quality Health Management
  • RiverSpring
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellCare
  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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About Danielle Trief, MD

Danielle Trief MD MSc, is an associate professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Trief specializes in the medical and surgical management of cornea, pediatric cornea, cataract, and external diseases. Her surgical expertise includes corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, secondary intraocular lens placement, anterior segment reconstruction, and laser vision correction. Dr. Trief established a clinic dedicated to children with corneal diseases.


Dr. Trief received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded a Thoroun Fellowship to pursue a Masters of Neuroscience at Oxford University, where she graduated with honors. She completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary and subsequently pursued a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.


Dr. Trief has published numerous articles, book chapters, and teaching videos on adult and pediatric cornea. She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on her research topics. She is dedicated to the well being of her patients and understands the role that vision can play in everyday life. She grew up volunteering at her mother's preschool, a school for visually impaired and blind children. Dr. Trief is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Cornea Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).


Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
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Expertise

  • Anterior Segment Surgery

  • Cataract

  • Cornea Transplant

  • Corneal Disorders

  • Laser Surgery

  • Laser Vision Correction

  • Pediatric Cataract Surgery

  • Pterygium

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Education

  • Fellowship: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

  • Internship: Lankenau Hospital

  • Residency: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

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Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Education

  • Residency: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Internship: Lankenau Hospital

Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology