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, 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

 

Faculty/Appointments

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               

 

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-    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 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.

 

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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Sara Yost
Sara Yost

Sara Yost
Chief Financial Officer

Manoel Carvalho, Manager of Lab Operations
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Lab Manager

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

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

Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager
Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager

Darlene Riordan
Clinical Operations Manager

Tara StepanianManager of Annual Giving Programs
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Tara Stepanian
Manager of Annual Giving Programs

Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering
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Director of Engineering

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Lab Technician

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Lynn Carter
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Senior Patient Claims Representative

Kerri Cruz
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Rita DeFlaminis
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Elizabeth Gibson
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Clinic Technician

Daniel Gosselin
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Daniel Gosselin
Lab Technician

Sabrina Grankewicz
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Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator

Yudit Guzman
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Yudit Guzman
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Heidi Wolfe
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Clinic Technician