George J. Florakis, MD

George J. Florakis, MD Specialties: Ophthalmology, Cornea & External Disorders

George J. Florakis, MD
Specialties: Ophthalmology, Cornea & External Disorders
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110 Brook Street
Scarsdale, NY 10583
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About George J. Florakis, MD

George J. Florakis, M.D., is the Malcolm P. Aldrich Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC and Director of Columbia Ophthalmology in Westchester. Dr. Florakis is an expert in corneal surgery and consultation. He specializes in management techniques for corneal transplants, endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK, DSAEK), corneal dystrophies, and anterior segment trauma and reconstruction.

A national leader in corneal diseases, Dr. Florakis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the National Eye Bank Association of America, a longtime member of the medical advisory board of the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration in New York, the New York Ophthalmological Society, New York State Medical Society, and the Northeast Cornea Society, as well as many other professional organizations. Dr. Florakis has authored many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Florakis received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University. Following his ophthalmology residency training at Columbia's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Dr. Florakis completed a fellowship in corneal and external eye diseases under the preceptorship of Jay Krachmer, MD, at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Florakis sees patients in Westchester and in the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Cornea and External Eye Disease

  • Cornea Transplant

  • Corneal Disorders

  • Pterygium


  • Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology