James Drake Auran, MD

Ophthalmology

James Drake Auran, MD

Ophthalmology

Specialties: Ophthalmology, Cataract SurgeryMore specialties
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880 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
US

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  • CUIMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    US

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About James Drake Auran, MD


Dr. James D. Auran's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, dry eye, blepharitis, and corneal infections. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 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 Super Doctors, and Best Doctors in America.


Dr. Auran has served as Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at the NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem since January, 2016. He has served as the lead in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ocular Trauma Group since 2018.


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.


His many other interests include gardening, photography, cycling, and history.


Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Expertise

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cornea and External Eye Disease
  • 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

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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