1220 New Scotland Rd., Suite 201
Slingerlands, NY 12159

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About Us

Retina Consultants Office
We enroll patients in a myriad of clinical trials. Currently, there are ongoing active clinical trials for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, and other disorders. If you would like to learn more about participation in these studies, please visit our clinical trials page or contact us. All of our clinical trials involve the use of investigational new drugs and treatments which can only be obtained with enrollment at a study center, such as ours.

Our doctors are board certified ophthalmologists, fellowship trained in diseases of the retina, vitreous and optic nerve as well as treatment of intraocular tumors and uveitis. In our offices, we see patients of all ages, from infants with retinopathy of prematurity to seniors with macular degeneration.We care for patients who have a wide range of conditions, from diabetic retinopathy to ocular trauma to complications of other ophthalmic surgeries.

The services that we provide include state of the art diagnostic testing equipment which is fully digitized to provide our patients not only with the most advanced tools, but also instant diagnosis. We offer patients who have diverse ocular inflammatory conditions treatment with immunosuppressive chemotherapy and perform numerous in-office surgeries, including photodynamic therapy with verteporfin for macular degeneration, laser photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy, cyrotherapy for retinal tears, pneumatic retinopexy for retinal detachments, intraocular injections of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs and many other procedures. In the operating room, we offer the most advanced techniques for the repair of macular holes, macular puckers and complex retinal detachments with silicone oil.

Meet Our Doctors

  • Naomi S. Falk, M.D., O.D.
  • Pawan Bhatnagar, M.D.
  • Jonathan Huz, M.D.
  • Howard L. Tanenbaum, M.D., FRCS
  • Matthew Habib, M.D.
  • Gina mahatma, M.D.
Dr. Naomi S. Falk, O.D., M.D.

Naomi S. Falk, M.D., O.D.

Dr. Naomi Falk, co-owner of Retina Consultants, joined the retina division at AlbanyMedical Center in 2003.

She is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center as well as the Director for the Vitreoretinal fellowship.

Dr. Pawan Bhatnagar, M.D.

Pawan Bhatnagar, M.D.

Dr. Pawan Bhatnagar joined Retina Consultants PLLC in 2011. He was born and raised in New Jersey.

After high school, he earned his medical degree in an accelerated 6 year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

Dr. Chad P. Bouchard, D.O.

Jonathan Huz, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Huz is originally from Albany, NY. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Biology.

Dr. Howard L. Tanenbaum, M.D., FRCS

Howard L. Tanenbaum, M.D., FRCS

Dr. Tanenbaum joined Retina Consultants in December 2016.

He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. Dr. Tanenbaum received his medical degree from McGill Medical School in Montreal Canada.

Dr. Jonathan Huz, M.D.

Matthew Habib

Dr. Matthew Habib was born in Brooklyn, New York but having grown up in Albany, he considers the Capital Region his home. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University at Albany, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in both Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and in Psychology, with a minor in Neuroscience.

Dr. Chad P. Bouchard, D.O.

Gina Mahatma, M.D.

Dr. Gina Mahatma was raised in the DFW area in Texas. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Economics and Biology. After college, she completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, while also obtaining an MBA at Rice University with a focus on healthcare as part of their dual-degree program. After medical school, she completed one-year of medical and surgical training through the transitional year program at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, and completed her ophthalmology residency at Albany Medical Center. She was involved in medical education and research throughout her education, some in collaboration with Retina Consultants and their past fellows.

Dr. Mahatma joined Retina Consultants as a vitreo-retinal surgery fellow in July 2023. She is fond of the Albany region and enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, and trying new types of foods and restaurants in the area.