Michael A. Farbowitz, MD is one of the only fellowship-trained refractive surgeons in the area. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. He attended NYU School of Medicine and served his residency in Ophthalmology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Farbowitz then performed a specialized fellowship in laser vision correction and advanced cataract surgery techniques at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.As a Board Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Dr. Farbowitz cares for most eye disorders in patients of all ages. He has a special interest in refractive surgery, which includes laser vision correction and new technology lens implants at the time of cataract surgery.Dr. Farbowitz has been performing Laser vision correction surgery since 1998, and has vast experience in the field. He is certified to use a number of lasers, including the VISX S4. He is also performing customized laser surgery using state of the art bladeless LASIK with wavefront technology.Dr. Farbowitz performs the most advanced small incision no-stitch cataract surgery at a state of the art ambulatory surgery center. His experience in laser refractive surgery helps him obtain the best possible visual results after cataract surgery, especially when using latest lens implant technology, including multifocal and toric intraocular lenses.He has published extensively, co-authored a textbook on ophthalmic surgery, and presented his research at national meetings. He is a member of numerous local and national societies, and has been named one of America’s top ophthalmologists.Dr. Farbowitz is committed to help those less fortunate by participating in Vision Harvest, a local program that performs cataract surgery on the uninsured, and by embarking on medical missions to perform surgery in 3rd world countries.Dr. Farbowitz enjoys fitness, biking and spending time with his family. He lives with his wife and two teenage children in Bergen County.
Michael L. Mund, MD is an ophthalmologist treating patients in the Clifton, New Jersey office. He is an attending physician at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., University Hospital in Newark, N.J. and Saint Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic, N.J. In addition he has been Director of Ophthalmology at Passaic Beth Israel, Passaic General Hospital, and United Hospitals.A native of Bronx, New York, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University and his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He completed an internship at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, a surgical residency at Montefiore Hospital in The Bronx and an ophthalmology residency at Beth Israel/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Mund was an NIH-sponsored Special Research Fellow in ophthalmic pathology, studying basic foundations of diseases of the eye.Dr. Mund is Director of Ophthalmology at Daughters of Miriam Center for the Aged, where his dedication earned him the Distinguished Service Award, and a member of the Health Advisory Committee of a U.S. congressman. He is board-certified, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Rutgers Medical School. He also has published many scientific papers and book chapters and given numerous scientific lectures.Dr. Mund is married, has three children and seven grandchildren.
Andrea B. Antonelli, OD holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia where she graduated with honors. She received her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley where she was awarded the Gold Retinoscope for academic and clinical achievement. Dr. Antonelli completed her residency in Primary Care with an emphasis in pediatrics at SUNY College of Optometry. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY and teaches at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in the pediatric eye clinic. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association and The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians.
Dr. Antonelli is a native Spanish speaker. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, running, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two young children.
Diann M. Brophy, OD moved to our area and joined Short Hills Ophthalmology in January, 2017. Dr. Brophy has been practicing with an ophthalmic surgical/medical practice for the past twelve years near her home town, Long Beach Island, NJ.After graduating from Delaware Valley University with a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology, Dr. Brophy graduated with Honors from The New England College of Optometry in 2004.Dr. Brophy is very comfortable managing and treating pathology such as diabetes, glaucoma, and macular disease, as well as co-managing surgical patients with our chief surgeon, Dr. Michael Farbowitz. Dr. Brophy had LASIK in 2009, and is available to discuss, educate, and order testing such as topography, orbscan, and pachymetry to assess your refractive surgery (LASIK) candidacy. Dr. Brophy enjoys volunteering with the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, The Special Olympics, The Wounded Warrior Project, The Brain Tumor Society, Autism Speaks, and The Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken.In addition, Dr. Brophy has had extensive training in silicone hydrogel contact lenses, specialty contact lens therapy implementing SynergEyes Hybrid lenses, and Orthokeratology in non-surgical candidates.In her spare time, Dr. Brophy and her husband enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and outdoor sports. Dr. Brophy has completed one marathon, three triathlons, three half marathons, and several 5k charity runs.
Dr. Farbowitz's Medical Missions
Vision Harvest is a local organization that provides cataract surgery to the uninsured around Thanksgiving at the River Drive Surgery Center in Northern New Jersey. Dr. Farbowitz is one of four surgeons at the center who volunteer for this program. If you or someone you know is uninsured and suffering from cataracts, please apply to the program or call our office for assistance.
SEE International provides sustainable medical, surgical, and educational services through volunteer ophthalmic surgeons with the objectives of restoring sight and preventing blindness to disadvantaged individuals worldwide.
Donations to either of these worthy organizations would be greatly appreciated. We urge our patients to use Amazon Smile to support these worthy causes.