Dr. Nauheim is active in research, lecturing and publishing papers on ophthalmology and is also a member of the teaching faculty at North Shore University Hospital and Nassau University Medical Center.
South Nassau Doctor Appointed Site Director of Ophthalmology Residency Program
For Immediate Release July 14, 2014
Contact: Damian Becker, Manager of Media Relations
South Nassau Doctor Appointed Site Director of
Ophthalmology Residency Program
Oceanside, NY – South Nassau Communities Hospital’s chief of ophthalmology,
Richard Nauheim, MD, has been appointed site director at South Nassau for ophthalmology
residents from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (Far Rockaway, NY), which will start this summer.
Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Nauheim is a Clinical
Assistant Professor of Surgery at S.U.N.Y Stony Brook School of Medicine, and was recently
appointed assistant professor of ophthalmology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and medical degree from S.U.N.Y.
Buffalo School of Medicine. In 1984, he completed an internship at The Long Island College
Hospital and residency training at Nassau University Medical Center in 1988. He completed a
fellowship in cornea and external disease at the prestigious Eye & Ear Institute of Pittsburgh in
Dr. Nauheim is active in research, lecturing and publishing papers on ophthalmology and
is also a member of the teaching faculty at North Shore University Hospital and Nassau
University Medical Center. He has presented at national and international institutions and
meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York Academy of
Medicine. He has been published in prestigious peer reviewed journals such as the Archives of
Dr. Nauheim is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Consumers’ Research Council of
America Top Ophthalmologist. He specializes in treating problems such as double vision, optic
nerve disorders, visual/eye movement disorders, cataracts, diseases of the retina, diabetic
retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),
South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds,
more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an
acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac,
oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In
addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and
elective angioplasty, and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma
Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York
State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American
College of Surgeons and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Association and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, the hospital has been awarded the
Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures,
including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and disease-specific care for
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