Doctors & Staff

Valerie Trubnik, MD, FACS

Glaucoma Surgery and Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Valerie Trubnik, MD, FACS


  • Fellowship — Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Residency — New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Internship — Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Medical School — State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate — BA/MD CUNY Brooklyn College

Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • Nassau County Medical Society


Valerie Trubnik, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has completed advanced specialty training in both the medical and surgical management of glaucoma. Dr. Trubnik received her bachelor’s degree from the esteemed B.A./M.D. program at CUNY Brooklyn College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received her medical degree with special commendation in investigative scholarship from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, where she attained membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Trubnik completed her medical internship at the Lenox Hill Hospital and went on to complete residency training in ophthalmology at the renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Thereafter, she acquired fellowship training in glaucoma at the internationally acclaimed Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Trubnik has presented original research at national ophthalmological conferences and has authored scientific papers for peer-reviewed medical journals. She has, in addition, coauthored a book chapter with the former chair of the glaucoma department and director of the glaucoma fellowship program at Wills Eye Hospital, Dr. George L. Spaeth. Dr. Trubnik holds active memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the New York State Ophthalmological Society and the Nassau County Medical Society.

A former professional ballroom dancer, Dr. Trubnik has competed in and won championships all over North America. She is also fluent in both spoken and written Russian and speaks conversational Spanish.

Dr. Trubnik is an associate at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, OCLI, an eye care group consisting of over 30 eye doctors and surgeons representing a broad spectrum of specialties in ophthalmology and optometry, with 14 locations throughout Long Island.