About Us

Daniel C. Brocks, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Daniel Brocks, MD is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist with a specialization in the medical and surgical treatment of the cornea. He received his BA and medical degree from Tufts University. His Internal Medicine internship was completed at Mount Auburn Hospital of Harvard University. He completed his ophthalmology residency and chief residency at Long Island Jewish/North Shore Hospital System in Long Island NY. Dr. Brocks completed an additional fellowship year of training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, where he studied the medical and surgical treatment of the cornea under one of the world’s leading corneal surgeons, Dr. Penny Asbell.

Dr. Brocks specializes in the treatment of ocular surface disorders, including dry eye disease and was the founder of The Dry Eye Center at Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons in Fishkill, NY. He is particularly interested in the treatment of dry eye related to autoimmune issues, including Sjogren’s syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Graft vs Host Disease.

Dr. Brocks is focused on the management of corneal disorders with a specific interest in the management of infectious keratitis, corneal ectasia and rheumatologic/immune associated corneal and anterior segment disorders.

He is proud to have been twice voted favorite doctor/health care professional of the year in Ophthalmology by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine. He has been invited three times to be featured on the hour long live medical educational radio show “Medical Monday” on Northeast Public Radio with Alan Chartock.

Prior to joining BostonSight in February, 2018, Dr. Brocks served as the President of Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons and as the Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery, The Cornea Society, The Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, American Association for Physician Leadership, American Telemedicine Association, Refractive Surgery Alliance, Scleral Lens Education Society, ARVO and Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology. He is currently certified to practice medicine in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

“I focus on every patient as I would a dear friend or family member. The entire team at BostonSight works with this same dedication and drive to do everything we can to improve the lives of our patients.”

Curriculum Vitae

Education

7/2008-6/2009             Mount Sinai School of Medicine

                                    New York, NY

                                    Fellowship: Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery

                                    Mentor: Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA

7/2007-6/2008             North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital System

                                    Long Island, NY                                                                    

                                    Chief Resident: Ophthalmology

7/2005-6/2008             North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital System

                                    Long Island, NY                                                                    

                                    Resident: Ophthalmology

6/2004-6/2005             Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard University

                                    Cambridge, Massachusetts

                                    Intern: Internal Medicine

8/2000-5/2004             Tufts University School of Medicine

                                    Boston, Massachusetts

                                    Doctor of Medicine

7/1996-6/2000             Tufts University

                                    Medford, Massachusetts

                                    BS Cum Laude in Biology, Minor in Music

                                    Certificate in Community Health Education

 

Faculty/Appointments

2/2018-                        Medical Director, BostonSight

                                    Needham, MA

8/2015-8/2017             Consultant

                                    Bio Tissue, Prokera                            

8/2015-12/2017           Physician Work Group

                                    Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Mission: “improve the health of the communities we serve in the Hudson Valley by providing quality patient care based on our commitment to excellence, innovation and state of the art technologies”

7/2015-1/31/18            President, Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, PC

                                    Fishkill, NY

7/2015-12/2017           Tissue Bank Director

                                    Fishkill Ambulatory Surgery Center

                                    Vassar Brothers Medical Mall

1/2014-12/2017           Director, Department of Ophthalmology

                                    Vassar Brothers Medical Center

11/2012-1/2018           Director and Founder, Dry Eye Center

                                    Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, PC

                                    Fishkill, NY

7/2009-6/2010             Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology

                                    Department of Ophthalmology

                                    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

                                    New York, NY

Interviewer, Tufts University Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine

Interviewer, Admissions Committee Member

 

Honors and Awards

2015                            Hudson Valley Parent Magazine

                                    Favorite Doctor and Healthcare Professional- Ophthalmology

                                    “selected by patients as going above and beyond their           

                                    expectations and providing exceptional healthcare”

2014                            Hudson Valley Parent Magazine

                                    Favorite Doctor and Healthcare Professional- Ophthalmology

                                    “selected by patients as going above and beyond their

                                    expectations and providing exceptional healthcare”

 

Medical School Honors

Clinical: Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Medicine sub-internship.

2000                            Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service: given to

                                    senior with outstanding achievement in public service. Presented

                                    for work in creating and implementing the Anti-Smoking

                                    Awareness Program.

1998                            Golden Key National Honor Society

1996                            John Clough Memorial Prize for Instrumental Music: given to a

                                    senior with highest achievement in instrumental music               

 

Certification/Licensure

10/2017-                      Massachusetts State Medical License

                                    License Number: 270838

                                    Exp: 4/9/2018                         

9/2015-                        Connecticut State Medical License

                                    License Number: 054627

                                    Exp: 4/30/2018

2013-2023                   American Board of Ophthalmology Certification     

3/2006-                        New York State Medical License

                                    License Number: 239164

                                    Certificate Number: 5619636

                                    Exp: 3/31/2019

Emergency Medical Technician

Certification #236924

 

Professional Organizations

2016-                           Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, Member

 

2015-                           American Association for Physician Leadership, Member

 

2014-                           American Telemedicine Association, Member

 

2014-                           Cornea Society, Member

 

2009-                           Medical Society of the State of New York, Member

 

2008-                           International Society of Refractive Surgery, Member

 

2005-                           American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member

 

2004-2011

and 2016-present         American Medical Association, Member

 

1/2017-                        Refractive Surgery Alliance, Member

 

7/2017-                        CLAO, Member

 

7/2017-                        Scleral Lens Education Society, Member

 

11/2017-                      ARVO, member

 

Research Experience

8/2008-6/2009             CLAO Education and Research Foundation Grant

                                    Project: Inflammatory Markers in Dry Eye Disease

                                    Department of Ophthalmology

                                    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

                                    NY, NY

7/2007-6/2008             North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

                                    Clinical Research, Department of Ophthalmology

                                    North Shore LIJ Ophthalmology Consult Review 2007-2008

                                    Preceptor: Howard Pomeranz, MD, PhD

7/2006-6/2007             North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

                                    Clinical Research, Department of Ophthalmology

                                    Glaucoma Instillation Instruction: Does it Improve Proficiency?

                                    Preceptor: Vivien Boniuk, MD

6-8/2003, 6-8/2001      Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

                                    Clinical Research, Department of Ophthalmology

                                    Preceptor: Penny Asbell, MD

6-8/1999                      Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

                                    Clinical Research, Division of Genetics

                                    Preceptors: Diana Bianchi, MD, Patricia Wheeler, MD

7/1998-6/2000             Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts          

                                    Basic Science Research, Department of Hematology/Oncology

                                    Principle Investigator: David Potter MD, Ph.D.

 

Publications

6/2016                         Biotissue Blog

                                    “Helping Patients Heal Faster While Maintaining Their Vision”

                                    http://info.biotissue.com/blog/helping-patients-heal-faster-while-

                                    maintaining-their-vision

1/2016                         “Electronic health records use on the rise”. Poughkeepsie Journal

                                    Sunday, 1/31/16. Featured in new article about pros and cons

                                    of EHRs/EMRs

11/2015                       Biotissue Blog

                                    “The Importance of EBMD prior to Cataract Surgery”

2012                            Submitted: Case report written with CDC regarding

                                    palytoxin corneal exposure from home aquarium. Submitted,

                                    pending publication date.

2009                            Asbell PA, Brocks D.  Contact Lenses:  Alternatives to Laser and

                                    Non-Laser Surgery.  Ophthalmology World Report (Chinese). 

                                    2009 Aug 8;6-7.                     

2009                            Brocks D, Asbell PA. Encyclopedia of the Eye. Cornea Overview.

                                    In publication (online). Elsevier, 2009.

Brocks D, Asbell PA. Curbside Consultation in Cornea: Managing Herpes Simplex Keratitis.

Asbell PA, Dualan I, Mindel K, Brocks D, et al. Age-related cataract. Lancet. 2005 Feb 12-18;365(9459):

Senior Staff

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Gene Guselli, President and CEO
Gene Guselli, President and CEO

Gene P. Guselli
President and CEO

Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager
Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Melinda Kimball
Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network
Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network

Ilene Knopping
Director of the BostonSight® Network

Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager
Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager

Darlene Riordan
Clinical Operations Manager

Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas
Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas

Tara Stepanian
Manager of Annual Giving Programs

Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering
Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering

Olga Tomashevskaya
Director of Engineering

Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer
Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer

Sara Yost
Chief Financial Officer

Staff

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Pedro Araujo
Pedro Araujo

Pedro Araujo
Lab Technician

Manoel Carvalho
Manoel Carvalho

Manoel Carvalho
Lab Manager

Artur Barbosa
Artur Barbosa

Artur Barbosa
Lab Technician

Lynn Carter
Lynn Carter

Lynn Carter
Senior Patient Claims Representative

Kerri Cruz
Kerri Cruz
Rita DeFlaminis
Rita DeFlaminis

Rita DeFlaminis
Returning Patient Affairs Coordinator

Elizabeth Gibson
Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson
Clinic Technician

Daniel Gosselin
Daniel Gosselin

Daniel Gosselin
Lab Technician

Sabrina Grankewicz
Sabrina Grankewicz

Sabrina Grankewicz

Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator

Yudit Guzman
Yudit Guzman

Yudit Guzman
Lead Ophthalmic Technician

Kim Levin
Kim Levin

Klimenty Levin
Software/Systems Engineer

Nancy Lemist
Nancy Lemist

Nancy Lemist
Clinical Support Manager

Isabell Ofgant
Isabell Ofgant

Isabell Ofgant
Patient Claims Representative

 

Sue Sharer
Sue Sharer

Sue Sharer

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Loren Stead
Loren Stead

Loren Stead
Patient Insurance Coordinator

Heidi Wolfe
Heidi Wolfe

Heidi Wolfe
Clinic Technician