Bryan J. Winn, MD

Ophthalmology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Thyroid Cancer
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Office Phone: (212) 305-9535, (201) 445-0444


Bryan J. Winn, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC and an Attending Ophthalmologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is board certified in Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), specializing in the medical and surgical management of eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital disorders, as well as aesthetic rejuvenation of the face. He is also the Residency Program Director and the Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia.

Dr. Winn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He completed his medical school training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, he completed a clinical research fellowship in Ocular Electrophysiology and Neuro-ophthalmology at Columbia University. Following an internship specializing in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, he began residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of California San Francisco. There he received the Paul D. Langer Award, was Vice President of the Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society and was elected to the Board of Councilors of the California Academy of Ophthalmology.

After residency, Dr. Winn completed a two-year fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery accredited by the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). During this time, he developed broad clinical and surgical expertise in ophthalmic plastic surgery as well as aesthetic facial rejuvenation techniques. He joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University in 2009.

Dr. Winn is dedicated to medical education and has published over 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. He frequently presents at national and state scientific and professional meetings. He is currently the Director of Ophthalmic Medical Education for Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as the Residency Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Winn serves as the Quality and Patient Safety Chair for the Department of Ophthalmology.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

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Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

MD, 2000 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: Brigham & Women's Hospital - Harvard

Residency: University of California-San Francisco Medical Center


  • Winn BJ, Rootman J.  Sclerosing orbital inflammation and systemic disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. Accepted for publication.
  • Peckinpaugh JL, Winn BJ, Barrett RV, Jacobsen DW, Sires BS, Meyer DR, Ahmadi AJ.  Isolated squamous cell carcinoma of the orbital apex. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Xu L, Winn BJ, Odel JG.  Lyme-associated orbital inflammation presenting as painless subacute unilateral ptosis.  J Neuroophthalmol. 2011, Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Cabrera MT, Winn BJ, Porco T, Strominger Z, Barkovich AJ, Hoyt CS, Wakahiro M, Sherr EH.  Laterality of brain and ocular lesions in Aicardi syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Sep;45(3):149-54
  • Winn BJ, Smith SD, Garcia DD, Ahmadi AJ, Sires BS.  Re: “Prospective randomized comparison of external dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation.” Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;95(1):152. Epub 2010 Nov 4.
  • Cole EA, Winn BJ, Putterman AM.  Measurement of eyebrow position from inferior corneal limbus to brow: a new technique. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Nov-Dec;26(6):443-7.
  • Winn BJ, Herreid PA, Sires BS. Intravenous pyogenic granuloma of the angular vein. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;25(4):341-3.
  • Winn BJ, Sires BS. Re: "The hydrogel lacrimal stent for dacryocystorhinostomy:  preliminary experience.” Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jan-Feb;25(1):75-6.
  • Vagefi MR, Winn BJ, Lin CC, Sires BS, LauKaitis SJ, Anderson RL, McCann JD. Facial nerve injury during external dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthalmology. 2009 Mar;116(3):585-90. Epub 2008 Dec 16.
  • Rofagha S, Day S, Winn BJ, Ou JI, Bhisitkul RB, Chiu CS.  Spontaneous resolution of a traumatic cataract caused by an intralenticular foreign body. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008 Jun;34(6):1033-5.
  • Winn BJ, Lin SC, Hee MR, Chiu CS.  Repair of Descemet membrane detachments with the assistance of anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 May;126(5):730-2.
  • Bhisitkul RB, Winn BJ, Lee OT, Wong J, Pereira DD, Porco TC, He X, Hahn P, Dunaief J.  Neuroprotective effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide against photoreceptor apoptosis in a rabbit model of subretinal hemorrhage. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Sep;49(9):4071-7. Epub 2008 Apr 17.
  • Winn BJ, Liao YJ, Horton, JC.  Intracranial pressure returns to normal about a month after stopping tetracycline antibiotics. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug;125(8):1137-8. 
  • Winn BJ. All in the timing. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr;91(4):406-7.
  • Holopigian K, Shuwairi SM, Greenstein VC, Winn BJ, Zhang X, Carr RE, Hood DC.  Multifocal visual evoked potentials to cone specific stimuli in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Vision Res. 2005 Nov;45(25-26):3244-52.
  • Winn BJ, Shin E, Odel JG, Greenstein VC, Hood DC.  Interpreting the multifocal visual evoked potential: the effects of refractive errors, cataracts, and fixation errors. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Mar;89(3):340-4.
  • Hood DC, Thienprasiddhi P, Greenstein VC, Winn BJ, Ohri N, Liebmann JM, Ritch R.  Detecting early to mild glaucomatous damage: a comparison of the multifocal VEP and automated perimetry. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004 Feb;45(2):492-8.
  • Hood DC, Odel JG, Winn BJ.  The multifocal visual evoked potential. J Neuroophthalmol. 2003 Dec;23(4):279-89.
  • Hood DC, Odel JG, Chen CS, Winn BJ.  The multifocal electroretinogram. J Neuroophthalmol. 2003 Sep;23(3):225-35.
  • Hood DC, Zhang X, Winn BJ.  Detecting glaucomatous damage with multifocal visual evoked potentials: how can a monocular test work? J Glaucoma. 2003 Feb;12(1):3-15.

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Winn BJ, LauKaitis SJ.  Ocular Rosacea.  In:  Onofrey BE, Skorin L, Holdeman NR. Ocular therapeutics handbook: a clinical manual.  Third edition.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  2011.
  • Ahuero AE, Winn BJ, LauKaitis SJ.  Botulinum Toxin and Facial Fillers.  In:  Onofrey BE, Skorin L, Holdeman NR (eds.) Ocular therapeutics handbook: a clinical manual.  Third edition.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  2011.
  • Winn BJ, Sires BS.  Ectropion.  In:  Albert DM, Lucarelli MJ.  Clinical Atlas of Procedures in Ophthalmic and Oculofacial Surgery.  2nd Edition.  Oxford University Press.  2011.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

  • 2011 John Martin Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Comprehensive Ophthalmic Care in the Eye Clinic and Dedication to Resident Education
  • 2003 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 2003 Edith and Denton McKane Memorial Award for Outstanding Research in Ophthalmology
  • 2003 Janeway Prize for the Highest Achievement and Abilities in the Graduating Class of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons