Dr. Ferrone earned his Bachelors of Science from Union College magna cum laude and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School cum laude with special honors.

He completed an internship at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts and his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He subsequently completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, MI. Dr Ferrone is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr Ferrone currently practices with Vitreoretinal Consultants of New York.

Dr. Ferrone is the President of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and has been on its Board of Directors for over 14 years. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, and the Club Jules Gonin (an International, Swiss-based, Retinal Honor Society). Dr Philip Ferrone has been promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

He has expertise in adult, as well as pediatric retinal disease, and he has authored many scientific articles as well as textbook chapters on retinal disease. Dr. Ferrone received a Senior Honor Award for his contributions to the American Society of Retinal Specialists and a Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.