Our Doctors

Sid Mandelbaum, MD, FACS

Dr. Sid Mandelbaum has been in practice in New York since 1986. After completing his undergraduate work at Columbia University, he went on to receive his medical degree from Yale Medical School in 1976. Dr. Mandelbaum interned at New York Hospital – Cornell University and then completed an Ophthalmology residency at Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center. He then obtained additional fellowship training in Corneal Diseases and Surgery at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. At the conclusion of his fellowship, Dr. Mandelbaum was invited to join the full-time faculty there and was involved in treating complex corneal conditions and training other ophthalmologists. After five years, Dr. Mandelbaum moved to New York, where he has been in practice since.

Dr. Mandelbaum is currently on the staff of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System, and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He is actively involved in the New York Eye Bank, and was a previous chairman of the Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred Practice committee. Read More

Yuna Rapoport, MD, MPH

Dr. Yuna Rapoport received her Bachelor’s and M.D. at Northwestern University, where she was part of the accelerated Honors Program in Medical Education. She simultaneously received her Masters in Public Health at Northwestern University. Dr. Rapoport completed ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, TN. After residency, she obtained additional training as a Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellow at the prestigious Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School.

While in residency, Dr. Rapoport gave presentations at national conferences and performed research regarding the validation of a national criterion for Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease. She also travelled to Nepal to study Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS). At Mass Eye and Ear, she served as a clinical instructor for residents in the MEEI Emergency room and published research regarding post-operative management of Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). She spent time volunteering in a clinic in Bolivia and speaks fluent Spanish and Russian, and is conversant in French and Hebrew.

Her professional interests include cataracts including complex cataracts, Keratoconus, Dry Eye Disease, Corneal Dystrophies including Fuchs’ Dystrophy, infectious diseases, and laser- correctable refractive error, and mastering the latest surgical techniques. Dr. Rapoport performs cataract surgery, partial and full thickness corneal transplants, and laser corrective surgery including LASIK and PRK. Her work regarding advances in eye care has been published in leading medical journals and presented at major ophthalmologic meetings. She is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York State Ophthalmological Society and is Assistant Attending at Mount Sinai New York Eye and Ear and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospitals. Read More