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

James D. Auran, MD

Ophthalmology
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology, more

Locations and Appointments


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CUIMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

622 W 168th Street
Vanderbilt Clinic Building, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10032
US
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880 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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    Great West (National)
    HMO
    POS
    EPO
    Medicare Managed Care
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    Medicare Managed Care
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    Select Care (Exchange)
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    EPO
    POS
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    Medicaid Managed Care
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    Local 1199
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    Child/Family Health Plus
    Quality Health Management
    Special Needs
    Empire Plan
    Columbia University Employee Plan
    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
    HMO
    POS
    Compass (Exchange)
    Medicaid (Community Plan)
    Oxford Freedom
    Oxford HMO
    Oxford Liberty
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    World Trade Center Health Plan

About James D. Auran, MD


Dr. James D. Auran's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, eye trauma, cataract surgery, intraocular lens complications, dry eye, and blepharitis. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 papers in the field of ophthalmology.


Dr. Auran graduated with honors from Harvard College with a B.A. in Biology and received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College. He performed his ophthalmology residency training at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH), followed by fellowship training in Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery with Richard Gibralter, M.D. at MEETH and Anthony Donn, M.D. at Columbia University.


Dr. Auran is listed in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area, New York Magazine Top Doctors, New York Super Doctors, and U.S. News and World Report Best Doctors.


Dr. Auran served as Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at the NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem from January, 2016 to June, 2022 and now serves as the Associate Program Director for the Columbia University Ophthalmology Residency at that site.


He cofounded, served as President, and is now the Executive Vice-President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma (ASOT), an organization dealing with the prevention and treatment of eye injuries. He is currently leading the effort to create a national eye care disaster plan.


He received the Alfred Markowitz Service Award from the Society of Practitioners of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 2004, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2004, and the Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology Resident Teaching Award (in recognition of teaching advanced cataract surgical techniques) in 2008 and the Philip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award in 2018. In 2023, he received the ASOT Ferenc Kuhn Award, given annually to the most outstanding individual in the field of ocular traumatology.


His many other interests include gardening, photography, reproductive health, and history.


Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialties & Expertise

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Laser Surgery

Education

  • Residency: Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
  • Fellowship: Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
  • Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

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

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