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Alexandra Pappas, MD, FAAO

Alexandra Pappas, MD, FAAO

Ophthalmology-Retinal Specialist

Contact lens fittings are not available with this provider. For contact lens-related appointments, please schedule a visit with a CareMount Optometrist.


Kingston Campus
1561 Ulster Avenue
Lake Katrine, NY 12449-5410

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Rhinebeck Campus
6734 Route 9
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3724


Awards & Recognition

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2017 - 2021

  • Hudson Valley Magazine: 2017-2021

Exceptional Women in Medicine: 2020


Undergraduate & Graduate

Georgetown University Biophysics & Physiology: 1998

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY: 1995

Medical Education

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: 2003


Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA: 2004


Chief Resident Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, New York, NY: 2007
Resident Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, New York, NY: 2006


Medical Retina at New York University, New York, NY: 2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology


Hospital Affiliations

Northern Dutchess Hospital Center


Hoang QV, Strauss DS, Pappas A, Freund KB. “Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Idiopathic Maculopathy” International Ophthalmology Clinics, 52 (4): 263-268, 2012.

Freund KB, Pappas A. “The ASRS X Files: Coxsackie Maculopathy” Retina Times, Fall 2011.

Pappas A, Freund KB. “The ASRS X-Files: Sarcoid Retinopathy” Retina Times, 26 (3): 48 & 51, Fall 2008.

Eviatar JA, Pappas AL. Preliminary results of a blinded-evaluator, retrospective review of the effect of Radiesse TM (calcium hydroxylapatite) soft tissue augmentation to the midface and periorbital region and its effect on lower eyelid contour. Abstract for American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Nov 2006 Fall Scientific Symposium.

Silver SL, Eviatar JA, Echavez MI, and Pappas AL. “Prospective open label 18-month trial of calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse TM) for facial soft-tissue augmentation in patients with HIV-associated lipoatrophy: one year durability“ Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, 118: 34-45S, 2006.

Tang T, Huang A, Pappas A, Slack R, Ng J, Hartzman RJ, and Hurley CK. “Relative frequencies of DRB1*11 alleles and their DRB3 associations in five major population groups in the United States” Human Immunology, 61: 820-827, 2000.

Huang AY, Tang TF, Pappas A, Ng J, Hartzman R, and Hurley CK. Relative frequencies of DRB1*11 alleles within five major ethnic groups in the USA. Human Immunology. 1998; 59: 56. Abstract.

Dasgupta S, Fernandez L, Kameyama L, Inada T, Nakamura Y, Pappas A, and Court DL. “Genetic uncoupling of the ds-RNA-binding and RNA cleavage activities of the Escherichia coli endoribonuclease RNaseIII—the effect of the dsRNA binding gene on expression” Molecular Microbiology, 28 (3): 629-640, 1998.

Pappas AL. Organic Imagery in Twentieth Century Surrealist Art. Hamilton, NY: Colgate University; 1995. Undergraduate thesis.

Dasgupta S, Pappas A, and Court DL. “Role of RNaseIII-mediated activation of N-expression in the control of lysis-lysogeny switch of bacteriophage λ” ASM Conference on the role of RNA decay and processing in biological science, 1994.