Physician’s Profile

Bryan J. Winn, MD

Department of Ophthalmology

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.

Board Certificates
Areas of Expertise:
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Botox Treatment
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ptosis of Eyelid
  • Lacrimal Gland Surgery
  • Reconstructive Facial Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Orbital Tumor
  • Facial Trauma
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Honors & Awards:

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


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.