Dr. Gary Hirshfield is a graduate of Yale Medical School which is one of the finest schools in the Country. He trained in ophthalmology at the prestigious Manhattan, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City. The hospital receives hundreds of applications each year for just 6 positions in their ophthalmic residency. It is one of the finest institutions of its type in the country. After four rigorous years of training in medicine and medical and surgical ophthalmology, Dr. Hirshfield spent two years as a resident instructor teaching the new generation of ophthalmologists. Teaching is still a big part of Dr. Hirshfield’s schedule. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is board certified in ophthalmology and holds a lifetime certificate. He has participated in developing board examinations and review questions for the American Academy of Ophthalmology board exam review course. He reviews peer reviewed literature for publication in journals. Currently he serves as president-elect of the New York State Ophthalmologic Society.