Dr. Kates, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He spent his internship year at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, followed by his Ophthalmology residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He took further training in the field of Oculoplastic surgery during his fellowship at Columbia University, after which he became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served on the faculty of New York Medical College.
He is a member of the following organizations: