Dr. Larissa Habib
Dr. Habib completed her Ophthalmology residency at Columbia University. She went on to complete an Ocular Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed an additional fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a second fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University. She is certified as an ASOPRS surgeon; a distinction held only by a few hundred surgeons worldwide.
Dr. Habib served as a teacher and mentor at Yale School of
Medicine for physicians completing their Ophthalmology residency and was awarded Yale School of Medicine’s Best Surgical Teacher. Logging thousands of hours in the operating room, she strives to advance her surgical techniques and perfect her craft. She has over thirty peer-reviewed publications and is continuously invited as a speaker and instructor to local, national, and international medical conferences. In a rapidly evolving field, Dr. Habib prioritizes
remaining current and prides herself as an ongoing learner. She engages with the latest studies and treatments for various eye
disorders and cosmetic renewals.
Alexa Casablanca is a proud graduate of The University of Scranton where she received a degree in Biology and Philosophy with a minor in Biochemistry. She began her healthcare career as a medical receptionist for the Middlesex Health Family Medicine Clinic. She then went on to work as a medical assistant at Central Connecticut Dermatology, where she found a passion for surgical subspecialties. She then accepted a position at Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Oculoplastic Surgeons as the practice manager and surgical coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses and hanging out with her two cats.
Brianna Almeida was born and raised in Bridgeport CT. She graduated
from Fairchild Wheeler Magnet High School and then went on to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene at Norwalk Community College. While completing school she accepted a position at Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and quickly realized her passion for oculoplastic surgery. Currently, Brianna works as a referral coordinator under Dr Habib. In the future, she hopes to continue a career in Ophthalmology as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.