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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.


"Recently had surgery for my congenital ptosis with her. Simply the best. Kind, caring, and I couldn't be happier with the results."
"I was so lucky to find Dr. Irina when I needed an absolute emergency procedure. I felt safe in her hands and she did a Miraculous surgery which healed extremely well. I can't thank her enough for seeing me last minute at the end of her day after she did all of her other scheduled surgeries. Should I need another, I will be sure to follow her wherever she goes! She is surgically skilled, kind, sweet and extremely competent. Being in the medical field myself, I highly recommend her."


Exceptional Women in Medicine: 2020, 2021, 2022

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Top Doctors, New York Metro Area 2021, 2022