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.”
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, Massachusett, Doctor of Medicine
7/1996-6/2000 Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, BS Cum Laude in Biology, Minor in Music, Certificate in Community Health Education
2/2018- Chief Medical Officer, 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”
7/2015-1/2018 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 senior with highest achievement in instrumental music
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
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
and 2016- 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
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 Genetic, 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.
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):
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