Dr. James Auran, MD

Dr. James Auran, MD

Save
Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o
(14)

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Auran, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

635 W 165th St Fl 5

New York, NY 10032
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Auran

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Auran performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blepharitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Auran's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Auran's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Auran "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. 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. His many other interests include gardening, photography, cycling, and history."
Less
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Auran "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. "

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Less
Read Less

14  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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

  • Harvard College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Manhattan Eet Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Manhattan Eet Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Auran has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Auran's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Auran to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Auran's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Before Dr. Auran moved to Harlem Hospital, I went to him for cataract surgery. I found his personality very glib but Harvard Medical School was his hook and I fell for it. Of course, I thought Auran would perform the surgery as he was the MD I consulted with. Also, I had a complicated issue with...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option6thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr. Auran is an exceptional doctor and person. I had a very difficult corneal erosion issue -- one of the tougher problems to treat -- and his patience and expertise got me through. He is kind, patient, brilliant, and reassuring. His devotion to his patients is palpable, and he is wonderful at...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option3thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Image of Dr. Auran
Are you Dr. Auran?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

More Ophthalmology Specialists like Dr. Auran at Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Specialist
(9)
Ophthalmology Specialist
(4)
Ophthalmology Specialist
Ophthalmology Specialist
(2)
Ophthalmology Specialist
(9)
Ophthalmology Specialist
(13)