About Dr. Koenig:
Dr. Koenig grew up in Catlin, Illinois, population 900, where his father was the town’s only physician. It was from him that Dr. Koenig learned at an early age that providing expert, thoughtful and attentive care requires developing a close relationship with each patient in order to know him well. When he opened his Manhattan practice, he brought with him that element of “small-town” care for each of his patients.

Dr. Koenig is committed to upholding the highest standards of medical care. In the constantly evolving practice of ophthalmology he maintains state of the art proficiency through the study of medical literature as well as regular attendance at professional meetings and seminars.

Dr. Koenig believes that educating and training the next generation of physicians is an important part of the practice of medicine. He devotes time each week directing the Ophthalmology Clinic and teaching residents at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as New York Medical College Associate Professor of Ophthalmology.

Education:
Following undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Koenig received his medical training at the Illinois Medical School in Chicago, where he was awarded a degree in medicine. After a rotating internship at the Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania he returned to Chicago for residency training in ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. In his last year of residency he was appointed Chief Resident.

 

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Practice Philosophy:

  • I am committed to excellence in all aspects of the practice of medicine.

  • I believe that visiting a physician’s office should be as stress-free and pleasant as possible.

  • I understand that your eyesight is vital to your good health and full enjoyment of life.

  • I specialize in diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the eyes, as well as in discerning other medical conditions that may be discovered during a thorough eye examination.

  • I have a particular interest in helping you to see as clearly as possible by providing the correct prescription for glasses and contact lenses.

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What will my experience at the office be?
Dr. Koenig and his staff give each patient personal attention, ensuring a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere during the time the patient is in the office. The make every effort to schedule appointments convenient to the patient and to keep the waiting room time to a minimum. If problems should arise with insurance or any other matter, Dr. Koenig and his staff are happy to work as patient advocates in order to resolve the problem. Patients are invited to call and speak with Dr. Koenig at any time. If he is unavailable at the time of the call, he will return the phone call within a short period. Every effort is made to comply with all patient requests the same day. Their highest priority is to attend to and to provide aid and care for their patients in whatever way they can.

Affiliations:
Dr. Koenig is a Senior Attending Physician at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Associate Clinical Director of the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Eye Clinic, and Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society, the New York State Ophthalmology Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Koenig is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.