One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors

George J. Florakis, MD

Ophthalmology
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Cornea & External Disorders, more

Locations and Appointments


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CUIMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

622 W 168th Street
Suite 303
New York, NY 10032
US
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ColumbiaDoctors - 110 Brook Street

110 Brook Street
Scarsdale, NY 10583
US
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Insurances Accepted


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    NYP Employee Plan
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    Special Needs
    POS
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    Great West (National)
    HMO
    PPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    EPO
    ConnectiCare
    POS
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    Vytra
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    PPO
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    Medicaid Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicare
    EPO
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    Medicaid Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicare Managed Care
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    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Local 1199
    MagnaCare
    Medicare
    Traditional Medicare
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    Multiplan
    Essential Plan
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    HMO
    POS
    Freedom HMO
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    Quality Health Management
    Special Needs
    Medicaid (Community Plan)
    Compass (Exchange)
    POS
    Medicare Managed Care
    HMO
    Empire Plan
    PPO
    Oxford Freedom
    Oxford HMO
    Oxford Liberty
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    World Trade Center Health Plan

About George J. Florakis, MD


George J. Florakis, M.D., is the Malcolm P. Aldrich Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC and Director of Columbia Ophthalmology in Westchester. Dr. Florakis is an expert in corneal surgery and consultation. He specializes in management techniques for corneal transplants, endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK, DSAEK), corneal dystrophies, and anterior segment trauma and reconstruction.


A national leader in corneal diseases, Dr. Florakis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the National Eye Bank Association of America, a longtime member of the medical advisory board of the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration in New York, the New York Ophthalmological Society, New York State Medical Society, and the Northeast Cornea Society, as well as many other professional organizations. Dr. Florakis has authored many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.


Dr. Florakis received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University. Following his ophthalmology residency training at Columbia's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Dr. Florakis completed a fellowship in corneal and external eye diseases under the preceptorship of Jay Krachmer, MD, at the University of Iowa.


Dr. Florakis sees patients in Westchester and in the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.


Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialties & Expertise

  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Disorders
  • Pterygium

Education

  • Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

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