Kyle Godfrey, M.D.

Kyle Godfrey, M.D. Specialties: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Kyle Godfrey, M.D.
Specialties: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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About Kyle Godfrey, M.D.

Kyle J. Godfrey, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in oculofacial plastic surgery, a sub-specialty focused on plastic and reconstructive surgery of eyelids, orbit (eye socket), lacrimal (tear drainage) system, eyebrows, and face.

Dr. Godfrey completed a two-year fellowship sponsored by the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). During this training, Dr. Godfrey gained broad clinical and surgical experience by treating patients at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital,Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Park Avenue plastic surgery practices. To gain further experience in orbital, lacrimal, and eyelid surgery he traveled to the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, United Kingdom.

Dr. Godfrey is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine where he received the Ophthalmology Achievement Award for clinical, academic, and research excellence. His ophthalmology training was at the Shiley Eye Institute at the University of California San Diego, where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident. He is a Magna cum laude graduate of Westmont College, where he earned a B.S. in Chemistry with Major Honors distinction for his laboratory research on a novel pharmaceutical synthesis technique. As an undergraduate, he was a scholarship athlete, served as captain of the Men’s Tennis Team, and was twice honored as the College’s Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete Award recipient for high moral character, academic, athletic, and leadership achievement.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Godfrey is a dedicated medical educator and researcher. He is a three-time recipient of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine Ophthalmology Teaching Award of medical students and residents. He regularly lectures and presents research at the local, national, and international level. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and serves as an ad hoc scientific reviewer for the top specialty journals in his field including Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,Orbit, and JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Godfrey’s clinical interests span the breadth of oculofacial plastic surgery and include cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids,eyebrows, face, orbit (eye socket), and lacrimal (tear drainage) system. He is an expert in eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty, ptosis repair (drooping eyelid), correction of eyelid malposition (entropion, ectropion, retraction), Asian blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery), congenital ptosis and pediatric eyelid malposition, congenital birth defects, benign tumors and cancers of the eyelids, chalazion and styes, reconstruction of the eyelids after trauma orMohs surgery for cancer, orbital tumors, thyroid eye disease (Graves Disease), bulging eyes, orbital decompression, orbital inflammatory disease, orbital fractures, surgical management of intracranial hypertension (optic nerve sheathfenestration), probing and surgery for tearing or lacrimal outflow obstruction (endoscopic DCR or dacryocystorhinostomy), skin rejuvenation with lasers,chemical peels, neurotoxin injection (e.g., Botox), dermal fillers, aesthetic surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, and face.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Blepharoplasty

  • Blepharospasm

  • Blind Painful Eye

  • Blocked Tear Duct

  • Botox Injection

  • Botox Treatment

  • Brow Lift

  • Bulging Eyes

  • Chalazion

  • Clinical Research

  • Cosmetic Eye Surgery

  • Droopy Eyelid

  • Ectropion

  • Enophthalmos

  • Entropion

  • Enucleation of Eye

  • Evisceration of Eyeball

  • Eyelid Cancer

  • Eyelid Lesion

  • Eyelid Retraction

  • Eyelid Surgery

  • Facial Palsy

  • Insertion of Prosthetic Eye

  • Oculoplastic Reconstruction After Mohs Micrographic Surgery

  • Ophthalmic Plastics

  • Orbital Fracture

  • Orbital Tumor

  • Prosthetic Eye

  • Ptosis of Eyelid

  • Ptosis Repair

  • Repair of Eyelid Laceration

  • Replacement

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Tear Duct Probing

  • Tearing Eyes

  • Thyroid Eye Disease


  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology