Recognized as one of the most respected physicians in the area, Dr. William S. Lesko is the member of a family of prominent physicians. His father Stephen Lesko was admired throughout his long time area practice. And his daughter Cecily Lesko partners with him at North Jersey Eye.
Dr Lesko trained at Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine in New York City. He remains on that hospital’s staff and serves as assistant professor at the Mount Sinai Medical School.
He graduated from both Fordham University and The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School with high honors.
Throughout his medical career Dr. Lesko has served on the highest levels of many influential national, state and local organizations. He was a member of The Board of Councilor of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and served as President of New Jersey Ophthalmology Society. In addition he served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Passaic. He is the author of many highly regarded scientific papers. A pioneer in the use of microsurgery, Dr. Lesko introduced phacoemulsification cataract surgery to Northern New Jersey. In addition he is recognized as leader in bringing laser surgery for glaucoma and same day out patient eye surgery to the area.
Continuing to run an active, comprehensive practice, Dr. Lesko credits his love of outdoor activities. Among other interests, he is an avid beekeeper and experienced fly fisherman.
He is married and has five children. Among his greatest lifetime honors, he has earned the beloved title, Pop Pop, as awarded by his seven grandchildren.