Dr. Pettinelli is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a highly experienced surgeon, having performed over 10,000 eye surgeries. He specializes in refractive surgery and complex cataract removal. Dr. Pettinelli completed his ophthalmology residency training at the prestigious New York University School of Medicine’s Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, and he is further fellowship trained in Cornea and Refractive Surgery from the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He later served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at The NYU School of Medicine and Instructor in Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins, where the doctors he instructed in eye surgery voted him their 2005-2006 Teacher of the Year. The Long Island Press has selected him Best of Long Island in Eye Care two years running for 2008 and 2009.