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NYU Langone Provider

Cesar Michael A. Samson, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Uveitis
  • Treats: Adults & Children
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-2573
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As an NYU Langone ophthalmologist, I treat patients who have uveitis, a form of eye inflammation. I also manage other serious inflammatory eye disorders, such as scleritis and ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. In most cases, these conditions are caused by an autoimmune disease within the eye.

Other ophthalmologists may refer patients with eye inflammation to our service because we are familiar with these rare conditions and have sophisticated methods of analyzing eye tissue and fluid samples. This gives us a distinct advantage in diagnosing uveitis and other inflammatory disorders. I also treat patients diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease, who are experiencing new-onset eye symptoms. Their physician may refer them to me for an ocular assessment as part of managing or diagnosing their systemic condition.

Medicine was truly my calling. The need for broad and deep scientific knowledge to help people in a personal and life-altering way gives me a level of fulfillment I felt I could not obtain in any other profession. I chose to specialize in ophthalmology because vision is one of the most important aspects of our health. I gravitated to the subspecialty of uveitis and ocular inflammatory disease because many of these conditions are among the most challenging and complicated cases eye doctors face, and they affect patients of all ages.

My treatment philosophy is to do whatever is possible to restore and preserve my patients’ eye health and vision. My training with numerous knowledgeable mentors, experience from years of practice, and collaboration with equally passionate physicians and healthcare providers have led to a high level of success. When my team and I do not have all the answers, we reach out to our network of specialist colleagues to find the best path forward.

When I’m not caring for patients, my research focus has been the efficacy of immunomodulatory therapy on different ocular inflammatory disorders and the immunologic mechanisms that drive uveitis. My hope is it will unlock ways to treat or even cure uveitis without the need to suppress the immune system.

Throughout my career, I have been listed in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series for the New York metro area. I have also received the Margaret Loeb Humanitarian Award for my research efforts in the field of trachoma, a bacterial eye infection, but the greatest awards are the smiles and gratitude of my patients.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • cataract
  • conjunctivitis
  • crohn's disease
  • dislocated intraocular lens
  • infectious retinal disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • ocular herpes
  • retinal vasculitis
  • shingles
  • ulcerative colitis
  • uveitis
Treatments
  • cataract removal surgery
Conditions
  • cataract
  • conjunctivitis
  • crohn's disease
  • dislocated intraocular lens
  • infectious retinal disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • ocular herpes
  • retinal vasculitis
  • shingles
  • ulcerative colitis
  • uveitis
Treatments
  • cataract removal surgery

Positions
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology, 2000
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Uveitis, 2000
  • Residency, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1998
  • MD from SUNY-Downstate, 1994

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  • Aetna
     
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
     
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Anthem BCBS Health Plus
     
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 2
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 3
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
    • BCBS Healthplus Gatekeeper exchange
    • BCBS Healthplus Mediblue Advantage
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
    • Empire Mediblue Healthplus Dual
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
     
    • Anthem BCBS CT HMO
    • Anthem BCBS CT PPO
    • Anthem BCBS CT Pathway HMO
    • Anthem BCBS CT Pathway PPO
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS Florida Blue Care HMO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Options PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Select
    • BCBS Florida MyBlue HMO
    • BCBS Florida Simply Blue
    • BCBS Florida Traditional PPC
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Mediblue Select HMO/Extra HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Centerlight Healthcare
     
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
     
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living Medicaid Advantage Plus HMO D-SNP
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    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna - Humana
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna Oscar
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Great West HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • MVP-Cigna Network
    • Wellfleet-NYU Student
  • Connecticare
     
    • Connecticare Bridge
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
     
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
    • Elderplan Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Emblem
     
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care EPO
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care HMO
    • Emblem Select Care PPO
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Small Group
  • Fidelis Care
     
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Gold Exchange
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Silver Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
    • Wellcare by Fidelis Care Medicare
  • GHI
     
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Humana
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
     
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
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    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Care
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
    • HIP POS
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    • HIP Prime Basic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Bronze Exchange
    • HIP Prime Catastrophic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Gold Exchange
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Platinum Exchange
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP Prime Silver Exchange
    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
    • HIP VIP Medicare Prime
    • Vytra HMO
  • Healthfirst
     
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Hotel Trades Council
     
    • Hotel Trades Council
  • Humana
     
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
     
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
     
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
     
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
     
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
     
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1 and 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3 and 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
     
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
     
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan, Excelsior Plan, NY Student Employee Health Plan
  • Oxford
     
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
     
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
     
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
     
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Sedgwick WTC
     
    • World Trade Center - Sedgwick
  • Tricare
     
    • TriWest
    • Tricare
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
     
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • Unite Healthcare (NY University Care Plan)
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Simon
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule Insurance
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Student Resources (NYU)
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
     
    • VA CCN Optum
  • VNS Choice Advantage
     
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Village Care
     
    • VillageCare
  • WTC Health Program
     
    • NY Fire Department - WTC
    • WTC Health Program
  • Wellcare
     
    • WellCare Medicare
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