ABOUT US

ABOUT US

The Mostafavi Eye Institute brings the highest standards of ophthalmic services and decades of experience to our patients. Focusing on a full spectrum of comprehensive eye care, our dedicated physicians can help you with all of your vision and eye health needs.  We are proud to offer the highest quality ophthalmology service on Staten Island at our two convenient locations where we provide you with the latest ophthalmic technology in a comfortable and friendly setting. Our doctors specialize in general ophthalmology, pediatrics, cataract surgery, corneal and retinal health, LASIK, cosmetic procedures and more.  Additionally, Dr. Mostafavi has recently introduced The New York City Dry Eye Institute, a one of a kind facility that specializes in the latest techniques in diagnosing and treating dry eye.

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RAY MOSTAFAVI, M.D.


American Board of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Teaching Professor at Duke Eye Center

In private practice since 2001, Dr. Mostafavi started his journey in an accelerated program where he graduated medical school at the age of 22. After completing his medical training at New Jersey Medical School in just 2 years, he then advanced to ophthalmology residency at Boston University Medical Center, becoming an MD by the age of 22. Dr. Mostafavi was given the privilege of completing a Cornea / Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Duke Eye Center, where he is now a Teaching Professor. He is an author of over 15 peer reviewed journal articles, and book chapters. Due to his excellent performance and advanced surgical skill, he was then invited to join the Duke faculty where he became Assistant professor. Dr. Mostafavi is a board certified member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He is the first to perform LASIK Vision Correction on Staten Island. In Fact, The Mostafavi Eye Center was the first, and is still the only LASIK laser on the island.  He is the first surgeon in the Tri-state area to successfully implant the revolutionary symphony lens, which corrects distance, intermediate, and near vision.

Dr. Mostafavi works out of both his New Dorp office, and the brand new state-of-the-art facility on Victory Blvd., where you can get an individualized consultation and learn more about the various treatments offered to keep your vision flawless.

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DAVID MOSTAFAVI, M.D.


Chief of Ophthalmology at RUMC
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

David Mostafavi M.D. completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry with a full scholarship at Rutgers University. He continued his medical training at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where his initial interest in ophthalmology was sparked by his brother and mentor, Ray Mostafavi M.D.

He completed his ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate and was named administrative chief resident by the faculty his last year. While a resident, he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical society, an honor given to only a few residents at an academic institution. After residency, David extended his training with a fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the guidance of Michael Samson M.D. and Sanjay Kedhar M.D., both recognized leaders in the fields of ocular inflammation and corneal disease.

David is board certified and currently serves as Chief of Ophthalmology at Richmond University Medical Center, and a Teaching Surgeon to training eye doctors. Prior to his new role as Chairman, he allocated one day a week to teach the latest techniques in cataract surgery to ophthalmology residents. David is the author of numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and chapter textbooks. His interests include cataract surgery, uveitis, general ophthalmology, and resident education. In his free time, he enjoys Crossfit and spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog.

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RAPHAEL A. CASTILLO, M.D.


American Board of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology

An experienced ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Raphael A. Castillo arrived in Staten Island private practice from an academic background.

Dr. Castillo received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University and his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine where he was involved in Genetic and Biochemical research. He completed an internship at the University of California, San Francisco. Next, he was accepted into Ophthalmology Residency where he received his specialty training and performed clinical research. After a post-graduate retinal clinical and research position, he completed a Retina fellowship at NYU in 2005. Since then, he has served as the Chief of Ophthalmology at NYU/Woodhull teaching residents retinal and cataract surgery. Additionally, he taught at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital; he was Faculty at SUNY Optometry; and currently is on staff for the trauma service and residency program at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

He now broadens our practice scope having practiced as a retinal specialist for over a decade, sub-specializing in Diabetic Eye Disease, Macular Degeneration, Hypertension and Vascular Disease. Dr. Castillo has participated in humanitarian missions globally over the last 12 years and is active in the community.

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INRAVA KHASNABISH, O.D.


American Academy of Optometry
The Optometric Society of The City of New York

Dr. Inrava Khasnabish, originally from Massachusetts, graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Medical Health Studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University in Boston. She was among four students to pursue the seven year BS-OD program at MCPHS University. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Society and the recipient of both the Academic Achievement and Dean’s Merit Scholarships throughout her seven years at MCPHS University. Dr. Khasnabish then pursued an extra year of residency in Ocular Disease and Family Practice at Virginia Eyecare Clinic to further advance her skills. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Khasnabish joined the Mostafavi Eye Institute, excited to bring her expertise and same sense of service and community engagement to the area.

She is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry(FAAO), and member of The Optometric Society of The City of New York (OSCONY), and the AAO. Fluent in several languages, including French and Bengali, Dr. Khasnabish mixes her passion for academia with her love for traveling and writing. In her free time, Dr. Khasnabish also enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with her family back in Massachusetts.

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ROMAN POLISHCHUK, O.D.


American Academy of Optometry

Dr. Polishchuk has been in practice since 2012. He is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Optometry. As an optometric intern he trained at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs hospital, Woodhull Medical Center, and Ezra Medical Center. In addition to training in primary eye care, he also has specialized training in ocular disease, pediatrics, vision therapy, low vision, and specialized contact lenses fittings. Dr. Polishchuk is also a member of the international optometric honor society Beta Sigma Kappa, an organization whose members have achieved scholastic excellence as honors students in colleges of optometry.

Dr. Polishchuk is the former director of the adult and pediatric primary eye care clinic, and specialized contact lens clinic at Maimonides Medical Center. During his clinical experience he has managed thousands of patients with diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye syndrome, and macular degeneration. Additionally, he has cared for thousands of adults and children with special needs, prematurity, genetic disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, double vision, and corneal disorders like ketatoconus. Dr. Polishchuk is the founder of the State University College of Optometry-affiliated optometric external internship program at Maimonides Medical Center where he served as an adjunct clinical professor of optometry, training fourth year optometric students and internal medicine and pediatric residents. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association and fluent in Russian.

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