Corey Westerfeld, M.D.

Meet Dr. Westerfeld

Corey Westerfeld, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for Eye Health Vision Centers and Koch Eye Associates. Dr Westerfeld is also a retina specialist at Eye Health Vision Centers. A native of Houston, Texas, he attended Baylor University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry. At Baylor, Dr. Westerfeld served as a leader in the pre-medical honor society and also was selected to join the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society, an honor given only to the top 1 percent of college graduates nationwide. Dr. Westerfeld then attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston where he received many honors including acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

Dr. Westerfeld remained in Houston to perform a combined medical-surgical internship at the University of Texas at Houston. He then came to Boston for his Ophthalmology residency training at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Westerfeld stayed on at Harvard to perform a 2-year Vitreoretinal Surgical fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. While there, he trained under many leaders in the field and produced numerous publications including authoring papers and book chapters on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, surgical techniques, and other pediatric and adult retinal diseases. Dr. Westerfeld has presented his work at local and national meetings and received recognition for his work including awards from the National Eye Institute and the New England Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Westerfeld serves on the clinical staff at Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary where he teaches residents and fellows and has mentored trainees in ophthalmology. He also participates in the latest clinical trials in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy and maintains an active partnership with leading researchers in these evolving fields. Dr. Westerfeld is committed to bringing the latest clinical advances and developments to his patients.

During his free time, Dr. Westerfeld enjoys spending time with his family, attending and participating in sporting events, and going to the beach. Since coming to the area, he has become a loyal New England sports fan and enjoys supporting and following the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins.

Areas of Expertise

As a retina specialist at the Dartmouth, MA Eye Health Vision Centers facility, Dr. Westerfeld focuses his work on diseases of the retina, vitreous, and optic nerve. He regularly sees patients with diabetes- and hypertension-related retinal problems, age-related macular degeneration, and other issues, such as retinal detachment, macular holes, and "flashers" and "floaters."

Education

Dr. Westerfeld attended Baylor University in Waco, TX where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. At Baylor, Dr. Westerfeld served as a leader in the pre-medical honor society. He was also selected to join the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society, an honor given only to the top one percent of college graduates nationwide. Dr. Westerfeld then attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston where he received many honors, including acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

Dr. Westerfeld remained in Houston to perform a combined medical-surgical internship at the University of Texas at Houston. He then came to Boston for his ophthalmology residency training at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Westerfeld stayed on at Harvard to perform a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. While there, he trained under many leaders in the field and published numerous works on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, surgical techniques, and other pediatric and adult retinal diseases. Dr. Westerfeld has presented his work at local and national meetings and has received recognition for his work, including awards from the National Eye Institute and the New England Ophthalmological Society.

Reviews

"I am delighted to have an opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Westerfeld and his staff for diligently caring for my eye problems. They are not only most professional but always attentive to my needs and concerns. Dr. Westerfeld and his staff are eager to care for me as a hive of "busy bees"."

B.F.

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"I was referred to Dr. Westerfeld by my local Eye Dr who diagnosed me with a detached retina during my annual eye exam in July 2019. Dr. Westerfeld scheduled me the next day for surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Westerfeld, he immediately put all of my fears at ease and helped me overcome my anxiety over the reattachment surgery. He explained the procedure and importance of following all post op directions which allowed me to make a full and successful recovery."

P.L.

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"Entire staff is very professional, friendly and attentive. Dr. Westerfeld personable and answered any questions I had."

B.F.

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"I followed Dr Corey Westerfeld from his previous office in Concord MA because he is an A+ Opthamologist. He has been treating my AMD & at this time it is cleared. The vision I had lost has been restored. Dr Westerfeld is brilliant, kind & patient. This office is run well: the women on the phones are lovely & helpful, the front desk is friendly & efficient, and the techs are all great. Thrilled with their diagnostic scanning equipment. It would be very helpful if this practice could set up an email system for patients to communicate with their doctors."

S.D.

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"I usually do not write reviews but during this pandemic I have been anxious to do my doctors appointments but I did see my eye doctor recently Dr Corey Westerfeld I am so glad I did as always he was so patient and so professional my appointment went well and his staff were also amazing!! I have been seeing Dr Westerfeld for many years I have followed him from Braintree to Dartmouth the hour and half drive was so worth it he is keeping my eyes healthy. Also he is taking all the right precautions during these times. Thank you Dr Westerfeld and your staff.😀"

C.M.

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