James Auran, MD, Ophthalmology, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Ophthalmology New York, NY

Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Retinal Disease

Professor of Ophthalmology at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Harlem Hospital Center

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  • Office

    635 W 165th St, Columbia Ophthalmology Consultants
    New York, NY
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone(212) 305-9535
    Fax(212) 342-5293
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  • Dr. James Auran is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including New York-Presbyterian Hospital and NYC Health + Hospitals / Coney Island. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and has been in practice 34 years. He specializes in cataract related, cornea & external disease, and retinal disease and is experienced in glaucoma and related disorders, cataract surgery, cornea / external disease, general / comprehensive ophthalmology, and intraocular lens power calculation.

Education & Training

  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Lenox Hill HospitalINTERNSHIP
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
    Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Harvard CollegeOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1995 - 1999
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1984 - 2021
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2008-2016
  • President New York Ophthalmological Society, 2014-2015
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Listing Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Tegaderm transparent dressing (3M) for the treatment of chronic exposure keratopathy  
    Airiani S, Braunstein RE, Kazim M, Schrier A, Auran JD, Srinivasan BD, Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstr Surg, 1/1/2003
  • Stereoacuity and depth perception decrease with increased instrument magnification: comparing a non-magnified system with lens loupes and a surgical microscope  
    Du TD, Wessels IF, Underdahl JP, Auran JD, Binocular Vis & Strabismus Quarterly, 1/1/2001
  • Scanning slit confocal microscopy of fungal keratitis  
    Florakis GJ, Moazami G, Schubert H, Koester CJ, Auran, JD, Arch Ophthalmol, 1/1/1997
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Both patients and physicians cheated by medicare's geographic pay policy 
    Auran JD, American Medical News
  • Internet guide to free physician listings and web pages 
    Auran JD, NY Sight


  • Chair, Operating Room Committee, Harkness Eye Institute 2016 - Present

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