George J. Florakis, MD

Ophthalmology

George J. Florakis, MD

Ophthalmology

Specialties: Ophthalmology, Cornea & External DisordersMore specialties
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635 West 165th Street
Suite 303
New York, NY 10032
US

Additional Locations for George J. Florakis, MD

  • ColumbiaDoctors - 110 Brook Street

    110 Brook Street
    Scarsdale, NY 10583
    US

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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

Expertise

  • Cornea and External Eye Disease
  • 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

Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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