Authors > George J. Florakis M.D.
George J. Florakis M.D.
George J. Florakis is a FibonacciMD Editor and a contributing author.
George J. Florakis, M.D. is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Cornea Clinic of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University in New York.
He currently has the honor of holding the Malcolm P. Aldrich Professorship Endowed Chair. His areas of expertise are in Cornea and External Eye diseases. A graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University in New York, Dr. Florakis attended medical school at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He completed his residency training at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. His fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Diseases was conducted with Dr. Jay Krachmer at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Florakis is a member of the National Eye Bank Association of America, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, New York State Medical Society, and the Northeast Cornea Society. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration in New York and recently served two terms as its Chairman. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, has multiple publications, and has mentored numerous students, residents and fellows.