Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jewish New York City Opthamologist Killed in Crash; Had Office on Ave J Flatbush

Dr. Mark Lebowitz was killed in an auto accident on Monday morning.
Dr. Lebowitz had a large practice in Brooklyn as well as being in charge of the Brooklyn Eye Surgery Center on Avenue J in Flatbush, with 35 ophthalmologists. He was responsible for running it.
Dr. Avishai Neuman, an anesthesiologist, who knew him well, Said: “He was a highly decorated ophthalmologist in terms of his skills.  Mark was a true pokayach ivrim – he restored people’s vision – after cataract surgeries, and other issues – he is there to make sure that they see.”
Dr. Neuman continues, “He was ranked at the top of his field. He was a very down-to-earth and approachable person. He was a true humble giant – a real mensch.”


The funeral is set for Thursday. He has two children, Alex who is in the field of finance, and Emily who just started her internship in dermatology. Dr. Lebowitz’s wife was also injured in the accident.
Dr. Lebowitz was driving his 2019 McLaren westbound on Sunrise Highway when the vehicle veered off the highway in Bohemia in Suffolk County.
Police said that the accident happened at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Monday, July 22nd.
Dr. Lebowitz was pronounced dead at the scene r”l. His wife, Dr. Diane Berson-Lebowitz, 61, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

12 comments:

Unknown said...

You should know he was a race car driver perhaps it attributed to his death. Went to him as patient, cold person, devoid of humor.

anonymous said...

And you are devoid of any human trait if you see the need to post something like this upon his death. If he's cold then you're frozen!

Tricia said...

Dr. Leibowitz was a great ophthalmologist and a well-respected man. He was very professional and did always ask how you were. I’m so sad to hear about this tragedy and send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

Tricia said...

Regarding the prior comment, you have a lot of nerve posting such a rude and unkind comment at this time. It’s very inappropriate and hurtful to those mourning him. You should better spend your time looking at yourself and reflecting on the person you are. Dr. Lebowitz had class and you can’t teach that. I feel sorry for you.

ylg63 said...

Very sorry to hear of his passing. He performed my lasik surgery in its infancy. My eyesight is still great. My condolences to his family & colleagues.

Unknown said...

I apologise about the comments I made. They were wrong and inappropriate. My condolences to his family.

Unknown said...

He was a rare kind of Dr. concerned and caring and careful. Never did what was not necessary to do and took his patients very seriously.You could not help but put your faith and trust in him. He inspired confidence.
Condolences to the family.

Anonymous said...

I've had this news today. He was a real doctor caring for pt's health not for money that he could make on this pt. He will be missed a lot by all of his patients. May he Rest In Peace.

Unknown said...

Just learned of his death yesterday when my mom called to make an appointment to see him. We are heart broken & in disbelief, can’t stop crying. We have over 25 years with him. We saw him on May 5/31 & he was jovial. He expressed how proud he felt about his daughter graduating . May the Lord rest him in his bosom.

Unknown said...

I know I wrote a comment but I have to make it know that my husband is torn to pieces. I’ve been married for years & i’ve never seen him so stunned when I related the news last night.This makes me know that our Dr has truly left an indelible mark in our hearts. I know the angels greeted & escort him into God’s kingdom. 🙏

Unknown said...

You are so wrong..he had compassion for everything that breathed..he restored my sight to me and loved sharing stories about our dogs

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