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Dr. David A. Schlessinger, M.D., F.A.A.C.S.

David A. Schlessinger, M.D., F.A.A.C.S. is the Medical Director at Schlessinger Eye & Face. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received his Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1988.

Dr. Schlessinger

Introducing the experts who work alongside Dr. David Schlessinger to provide exceptional outcomes to patients:

Mamta V. Shah, M.D.

Board-Certified Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. David Schlessinger and our team here at Schlessinger Eye & Face are proud to introduce our newest associate, Mamta V. Shah, M.D., a Board-Certified Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.

Dr. Shah was born and raised in New York and is excited to serve her very own community. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and earned her medical degree at the same institution. This was followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate and an Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh.

As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Shah focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to improve the appearance and function of the eyelids and face. Her extensive training in ophthalmology, with advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, provides patients with specialized eyelid surgery and facial rejuvenation, with the comfort of knowing they have a specialist who is medically trained in vision protection.

The procedures Dr. Shah performs help address facial injuries, congenital defects, aging changes, and tumors. She has expertise in implants, reconstructing eyelids and eye sockets, correcting eyelid-position abnormalities, removing growths, rebuilding critical ocular structures, and performing aesthetic rejuvenation procedures on the face.

In her spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and running. She is an avid tennis fan who hopes to make it to each of the grand slams at least once!


Cheryl G. Murphy, OD

Optometrist

Dr. Cheryl G. Murphy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Albany in 2000 and her Doctorate in Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry in 2004. While attending each she worked as a Research Assistant in labs that studied vision science and the brain.

While seeing patients, Dr. Murphy makes patient education a priority by compassionately answering their questions about their vision and eye health. She also shares her passion for vision science with others through her widely published articles. Dr. Murphy serves as a Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry, a leading optometric trade magazine. She has written blogs for Scientific American and Huffington Post Science and in 2013 she was honored with the New York State Optometric Association’s Communications Award.

At Schlessinger Eye and Face, Dr. Murphy provides Dry Eye specialty care. She carefully examines and assesses the structures and functions of different parts of the eye that can contribute to Dry Eye. Other systemic conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors are also taken into consideration when she designs a customized treatment and management plan for
each individual.

When Dr. Murphy isn’t working, writing, or creating social media content, she enjoys boating on the North Shore, practicing yoga, walking her dog, Hudson, and spending quality time with her husband and their 16 year old triplets.


Nargiza Smith, RN-BSN, LE

Surgical and Aesthetic Nurse

Nargiza is a Registered Nurse who specializes in plastic surgery and aesthetics. She began her career as an Aesthetician and laser technician at well-known plastic surgical and dermatological practices, advancing her knowledge of various skin care therapies. Knowing that Aesthetics is an ever-changing field, Nargiza takes ongoing education seriously and makes it a point to invest in herself. She advanced her medical education by achieving her nursing degree with honors from Adelphi University in New York.

Nargiza is an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN). Nargiza’s continuing professional education includes the latest techniques and safety practices.

Nargiza is passionate about providing her patients with the best care and outcomes. She brings advanced knowledge in laser technology, skin tightening treatments, and skin resurfacing and is certified in all injectables.

Outside of work, Nargiza enjoys reading, good food with good friends, traveling, and spending time with her loving husband, their 10-year-old daughter, and their Labradoodle Ginger.

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