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Lester Lipton

Lester Lipton, American ophthalmologist, entrepreneur. Named International Amigo, Organization of American States; recipient Presidential Citation for outstanding community service, 1991.


  • Lipton, Lester was born on March 14, 1936 in New York City. Son of George and Rita (von Steinbaum) Lipton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New York University, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, Chicago Medical Sch, 1964.


    • Research fellow Chicago Medical School, 1959-1960. Intern Brookdale Hospital Center, Brooklyn, 1964-1965. Resident Harlem Eye and Ear Hospital, New York City, 1965-1968.

      Associate attending Polyclinic French hospitals, 1968-1975. Assistant attending physician, ophthalmologist, surgical instructor St. Clare's Hospital, since 1975. Attending ophthalmologist Cabrini Medical Center, since 1982, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, since 1995.

      Founder Lipton Eye Clinic, New York City, since 1981. Vice president Van Arfa Realty, New York City, 1984-1988. President H&L Realty, Suffern, New York, since 1981.

      Member board directors Salisbury (Connecticut) Public Health Nursing Association.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member United States Congressional Advisory Board. Member board deacons Congregationalist Church With Army of the United States, 1956-1958. Member New York Medical Society, American Association Individual Investors, Bronx High School of Science Alumni Association, Sharon Country Club, United Shareholders Association, International Platform Association, Wider Quaker Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Cabinet Club, Fairhope Yacht Club, Lakewood Golf Club.


    • Married Harriet Arfa, June 25, 1960. Children: Sherri, Brandi, Shawn.
    • father: George Lipton
    • mother: Rita (von Steinbaum) Lipton
    • spouse: Harriet Arfa
    • children: Sherri Lipton
    • Brandi Lipton
    • Shawn Lipton
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    Born March 14, 1936
    • 1959
      New York University
    • 1964
      Chicago Medical Sch
    • 1959 - 1960
      Research fellow, Chicago Medical School
    • 1964 - 1965
      intern, Brookdale Hospital Center
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      resident, Harlem Eye and Ear Hospital
    • 1968 - 1975
      associate, attending Polyclinic French hospitals
    • 1975
      assistant, attending physician
    • 1982
      attending ophthalmologist Cabrini Medical Center
    • 1995
      attending ophthalmologist Cabrini Medical Center
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