Dr. George Cioffi, MD

Dr. George Cioffi, MD

Save
Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
(5)

Accepting new patients

Dr. George A. (Jack) Cioffi is an internationally recognized glaucoma scientist and clinician and is the Edward S. Harkness Chairman and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Cioffi presently holds the Jean and Richard Deems Professorship at Columbia University and formerly held the Richard Chenoweth Chair of Ophthalmology at the Devers Eye Institute. He was also the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon. He received his medical degree at the University of South Carolina, completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Maryland, and a fellowship in Research and Clinical Glaucoma at Devers Eye Institute under Dr. E. Michael Van Buskirk. More recently, he completed the inaugural Harvard Business School program in Managing Healthcare Delivery. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Glaucoma, Dr. Cioffi is also the is the current Chairman of the Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco. He is a past President of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology and has served as a member of the FDA Ophthalmology/Dermatology Advisory Committee for drug approval. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Medical Excellence and was selected by the Governor John Kitzhaber to serve on the Oregon Health Policy Board's Outcomes and Quality taskforce. Dr. Cioffi has been supported with multiple grants from the National Eye Institute, continuously for 18 years, as well as several private foundation and industry grants. He has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters and edited a book for non-ophthalmologists, The Devers Manual: Ophthalmology for the Healthcare Professional. He has received many awards throughout his career, including being selected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Vermont, being continuously included in The Best Doctors in America since 2002, a Senior Achievement Award in 2005 and Secretariat Award in 2012 both from the AAO, and the Innovators Award from the Glaucoma Research Foundation also in 2012. He has presented more than 100 invited lectures and visiting professorships at institutions around the world, including multiple named lectureships. He has mentored more than 30 clinical and post-doctoral fellows over his career. These clinicians and scientists are now at academic institutions and in practices around the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

635 W 165th St

New York, NY 10032
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Choice Health

Learn about Dr. Cioffi

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 
...Read More

Video

Experience for Dr. Cioffi

Gain confidence in your healthcare decisions by comparing quality indicators on our provider profiles: education, board certification, years of practice, patient experience, and now Top Care Areas, which gives frequency in conditions treated or procedures performed. More about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas for Dr. Cioffi by Patient Volume

1

Glaucoma Surgery

Dr. Cioffi performed this procedure on more patients than 94% of his peers nationwide.

very high

2

Glaucoma

Dr. Cioffi treated this condition for more patients than 94% of his peers nationwide.

very high

3

Cataract Removal Surgery

Dr. Cioffi performed this procedure on more patients than 80% of his peers nationwide.

high

Need Other Care?

Discover how Dr. Cioffi compares to peers nationwide for your care needs.

?

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

Where our data comes from - The data you see on providers' Healthgrades profiles comes from both the provider and public sources. The Top Care Areas section uses public data from billing claims that providers submit to insurance companies. That data is filed nationwide on behalf of the provider to either the government or a private health insurance company.

How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

Are you Dr. Cioffi?

Learn more about our data and this Top Care Areas component.
1

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
2

Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
3

Procedures

  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Hawaii
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Md
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Devers Eye Inst/good Samaritan Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cioffi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Cioffi does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Cioffi and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Cioffi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cioffi to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Cioffi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in New York, NY |
An exceptional glaucoma specialist who possess the best traits one would want in a medical doctor. He has managed my condition very well and he is always available whenever I have a concern. His entire staff is professional, courtesy and very competent. Because of his excellent reputation there is a wait to get a routine appointment but he has always responded to my phone calls and his staff always gets me in to see him whenever I think I am having a spike in my interocular pressure.
in UWS, NY |
Tough to access
Have you seen Dr. George Cioffi, MD?
Are you Dr. Cioffi?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Cioffi

Dr. Cioffi accepts 44 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Tricare
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

Hospitals where Dr. Cioffi has admitting privileges

View Hospital Profile

More Ophthalmology Specialists like Dr. Cioffi at Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Specialist
(6)
Ophthalmology Specialist
(2)
Ophthalmology Specialist
(4)
Ophthalmology Specialist
(11)
Ophthalmology Specialist
(14)