Dr. Whitmore received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical Center in 1981 and a fellowship in ocular oncology at New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1982, the same year he received his certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology and became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center where he performs and teaches surgery. He is also on the attending staff at Lenox Hill Hospital and its affiliate, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital which is now part of the Northwell Network of Hospitals. Dr. Whitmore is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who understands and diagnoses all types of eye disease (including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration).
During his more than 30 years of experience in New York, he has practiced in an academic setting with some of the country’s best physicians in all specialties, including sub-specialists within ophthalmology. He will work with your doctors as well as keep them informed of your eye condition. Dr. Whitmore works hard to provide the most cost-effective solutions when diagnosing and treating patients. He is also conservative regarding treatment: the benefits must clearly outweigh the risks. All options are reviewed, and he encourages open discussion to arrive at appropriate solutions for diagnosis and treatment for each patient.