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Joel Weintraub

Special Professor of Law


JD, 2000, Hofstra Law Schl; MD, 1965, Columbia University; AB, 1961, Columbia University


Hofstra Law School

With a background in both law and medicine to provide a unique perspective, Dr. Weintraub teaches health law courses focusing on managed care, the doctor-patient relationship, Medicare and Medicaid.

Engaged in the private practice of ophthalmology on Long Island for over 30 years, he continues to be active in the instruction of medical students, interns, and residents and is a faculty member of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has authored numerous articles on glaucoma, ocular inflammation, and myopia.

A past president of the Long Island Ophthalmological Society and past chair of the Section of Ophthalmology of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, he has also served as president of the medical staff, director of ophthalmology, and member of the board of trustees of Long Island hospitals and was the founding member and president of Long Island Ophthalmic Surgery Consultants, P.C. From 1994 until 2000 he served as president of the Myopia International Research Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Life Member of the Medical Society of the State of New York and of the Nassau County Medical Society and a member of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and of its Committee on Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care.

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