Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastic Surgeon
James Kirszrot, MD’s areas of expertise involve medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the eyelids, the lacrimal (tear duct) system, and the orbit (eye socket). These include eyelid malpositions, ptosis (lid droop), tearing, ectropion/entropion, and growths and skin cancers around the eye.
Dr. Kirszrot also specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery and has extensive experience performing blepharoplasty surgery (“eyelid lifts“), midface lifts, surgery to remove “lower lid bags”, as well as using Botox and fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm to treat facial wrinkles and restore a natural, more youthful appearance.
Dr. Kirszrot completed his undergraduate training at Cornell University and received his MD degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his residency in ophthalmology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, he moved to Boston to undergo a two-year highly specialized fellowship in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he remained at Harvard as a clinical instructor, teaching residents and medical students surgical techniques of oculofacial surgery, before relocating to his hometown of New York City.
Dr. Kirszrot has authored numerous journal publications and textbook chapters related to the field of oculofacial surgery. In addition, he has lectured on this topic at national meetings. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and currently serves as the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. He is also an associate adjunct surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. During his free time, he enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving and spending time with his wife Emily and sons David and Benjamin.
Education & Training
- Cornell University, Undergraduate Degree
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD
- New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
- Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School, Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship