Robert G. Josephberg, MD Expert Witness
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Chief of Retina, NY Medical College, macular degeneration, endophthalmitis, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, retina tears,vitreous floaters and flashes, laser ,cryopexy, vitrectomy ,open globe injuries,retinal surgery, cataracts, orbital trauma, eye trauma, cataract complications, uveitis


MD, Albany Medical College; BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Res - Ophthalmology, UMDNJ - Newark, NJ; Fellow - Retina & Vitreous, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX

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Recognized as a world expert in all fields of Retina and Vitreous. Has taught for the past 33 years as Chief of Retina at Westchester Medical Center, a premier tier one trauma center in The USA and associated with NY Medical College. Great communicator and presents well. . Well published and respected by his peers and patients . Peer reviewer of several major retinal journals. Member of multiple societies , including AAO, NYSMS ,NYSOS, ARVO and ASRS(American Society of Retinal Specialists ) and the Westchester Medical and Ophthalmology Societies. He has been board certified for 40 years and has active licenses in New Jersey , New York and Florida. He has never had a claim against his license . Patent holder of the world renowned Suture less vitrectomy technique which is now done by almost every retinal surgeon and specialist in the world today . He changed the course of retinal surgery with this suture less technique and instruments he invented . The patents and instruments he invented were a commercial success and put him on the retinal map !. More recently he invented and patented the well received Josephberg-Besser Scleral Depressor to find retinal tears and detachments in the office and in the operating room .Educator of not only his peers worldwide ,but both ophthalmology residents and medical students for last 40 years.He still is active and teaches on a daily basis for the past 40 years both ophthalmology residents and medical students . He did a year of straight medicine internship after medical school so he is fully aware and keeps abreast of all facets of medicine . Voted into the prestigious 2017 Retina Hall of Fame inaugural class by his peers ! An unbeliiveable honor . Multiple visits around the world as a volunteer on Project Orbis to teach Retina to overseas retinal specialists and ophthalmologists. Featured on the TV show 20/20 with Geraldo Rivera on these missions in south America. . He was awarded the humanitarian award for his worldwide contributions . Very qualified and relaxed in depositions and at trial. He has worked with all types of legal issues from personal injury , medical malpractice , workman's compensation , and many IME's, along with peer reviews for many insurance carriers and lawyers . Dr Josephberg has worked on legal issues for the State of New York along with many other states ,he has worked with many entities including New York City and also for Medicare fraud in the state of Florida . He has been used by multiple lawyers including defending Coors Beer and Chris Craft Boats on different types of cases. He has been a key plaintiff in class action lawsuits . He works as both a plaintiff and defense expert and even serves as an expert witness for his own malpractice carrier in New York, the biggest malpractice carrier in the State of New York . Very comfortable with Worker's compensation cases ,liability cases along with medical and surgical malpractice cases. He is a specialist in retinal diseases, vitreous diseases, along with retinal detachments and endophthalmitis. He deals with complications from cataract surgery . . Dr josephberg provides comprehensive expertise in eye diseases, injuries, vein occlusions,glaucoma and intravitreal injections, He has an active private practice and is fellowship trained at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. All written and verbal reports provided in a timely manner. He does both plaintiff and defense work , , and does IME's , personal injury cases and peer reviews .