Irina Belinsky M.D.
Dr. Irina Belinsky was born in Ukraine and grew up in New York. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University. She was inspired by her family of physicians, including her mother and grandfather who were ophthalmologists, to pursue a career in medicine. She attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where she was awarded a national Institutes of Health grant to study cancers affecting the eye and fell in love with ophthalmology. Graduating cum laude and with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, she went on to do her internship at California Pacific Medical Center and her residency at New York University. She completed two fellowships, Ocular Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, in Philadelphia. In 2018, she received the prestigious Research Award from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
After her medical training, Dr. Belinsky joined the faculty practice at NYU Langone Health where she served as a surgeon, clinician, and educator. She has published in peer-reviewed medical literature, authored a book chapter on eyelid reconstruction, and lectured at many national meetings. She has taught and mentored medical students and residents. Dr. Belinsky went on two surgical and teaching missions to Mongolia. She was a five-time invited guest on Doctor Radio, selected by her peers as a Top Doctor, and more recently recognized by Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine.
Outside work, Dr. Belinsky loves spending time with her husband Miguel, son Niko, and rescue cat Jerry. She speaks three languages and has a passion for traveling the world. She enjoys running, standup paddle boarding, and exploring her new home city of Austin.
Exceptional Women in Medicine: 2020, 2021, 2022
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Top Doctors, New York Metro Area 2021, 2022