East New York Diagnostic & Treatment Center

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)
2094 Pitkin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
East New York Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Externship Supervisor
Lloyd Haskes, OD
Phone: (718) 240-0445
Fax: (718) 240-0439
Email: lhaskes@sunyopt.edu

Additional Faculty
Christine Dumestre, OD
Jaclyn Bruno, OD

Program Description
The optometry externship at the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center offers a unique experience for qualified optometry students to provide care to urban patients of all ages with a high prevalence of anterior and posterior segment disease.   The rotation will allow students to integrate their didactic knowledge of therapeutics, and ocular and systemic disorders, with actual cases.  In addition to providing a broad exposure to ocular disease and refractive disorders, it offers a unique opportunity to be exposed to the practice of medicine, pediatrics, and other health professions in a multi-disciplinary health care environment.

Housing

Not provided

Equipment Required

None

External Rotations

No

Additional Requirements
Working knowledge of Spanish is preferred, but not required.

Directions to Clinic
From Westchester:
Take Triboro Bridge to Grand Central Parkway (GCP), Take GCP (EAST) to Jackie Robinson Pkwy (formerly Interboro Pkwy)-Exit 13 OR take Whitestone Bridge to Van Wyck Expwy (VWE) and then take VWE (South) to Jackie Robinson Pkwy (formerly Interboro Pkwy).
Take Jackie Robinson Pkwy, to Pennsylvania Ave. - Exit 1
Proceed under elevated train about three traffic lights
The facility is on the corner of Pitkin and Pennsylvania Avenues. Ample street parking is available.

From Long Island:
Take Grand Central Parkway West to Jackie Robinson Pkwy (formerly Interboro Pkwy)
Take Jackie Robinson Pkwy to Pennsylvania Ave. - Exit 1
Proceed under elevated train about three traffic lights
The facility is on the corner of Pitkin and Pennsylvania Avenues.  Ample street parking is available.

Subway:
C train to Liberty Avenue


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