Erika N. Wandel, MD
Dr. Wandel is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist and Fellowship-trained Glaucoma Specialist. She is an Ophthalmology Attending Physician at Yale, and is credentialed at St. Mary’s Hospital, the Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center and the Connecticut Surgery Center. She excels in the medical and surgical treatment of complex conditions affecting the eye, as well as conditions related to elevated eye pressure.
Dr. Wandel grew up in Westchester, NY and originally discovered her love of eye care as the daughter of a preeminent Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist. Her father’s Ophthalmology practice was part of their home, where she learned the value of long-term doctor-patient relationships and a fascination for treating eye disease. She received a BA from the University of Chicago with honors and has done humanitarian work in Brussels and Eastern Europe with the United Nations. In addition, she has worked to establish health care services in underserved areas of Chicago. She completed the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Columbia University, in addition to engaging in genetic research of eye disease with leaders in the field.
Dr. Wandel attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, followed by Internship at Greenwich Hospital where she received awards for her compassionate care. Her Ophthalmology residency followed at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL, where she developed outstanding skills in the evaluation and management of a vast range of eye disease and ocular trauma, with particular proficiency in cataract and glaucoma surgery. She completed her Glaucoma Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital with Dr. Janet Serle, where she enjoyed training in the latest cutting-edge treatments of glaucoma.
She is a participating member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and has enjoyed providing academic lectures at local meetings, international conferences, and at events such as the New York Transit Authority Health Conference.
Dr. Wandel places emphasis on doctor-patient partnership, provides clear explanations and a strong educational foundation for her patients to understand their eye conditions, and will approach your needs with a singular goal to provide excellent care and outstanding outcomes.