Our Providers

Jason D. Horowitz, MD
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC
Jason D. Horowitz, <span>MD</span>

Dr. Jason Horowitz, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC, joined Columbia in 2011 after a rewarding 25-year experience delivering retinal care to the Waterbury, Connecticut community. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Medical School, Dr. Horowitz was an ophthalmology resident at Yale before completing a retinal fellowship at Cornell, where he trained under Dr. Stanley Chang.

Dr. Horowitz’s interests in ophthalmology are wide ranging. He is currently Medical Director of the Residents’ Eye Clinic at Harkness, where some of the most complicated and diverse Columbia University Medical Center patients in the world are evaluated and treated for an astonishing variety of ocular diseases. In a completely different domain, Dr. Horowitz has assumed the role of performing essential evaluations for retinopathy of prematurity in the infant patients of the world famous neonatal intensive care unit at Columbia’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York.

In yet another realm, Dr. Horowitz manages complex retinal and macular disorders in adults. Together with his 33 years of retinal practice experience, Dr. Horowitz employs the full range of cutting-edge medical and surgical modalities in his practice. He particularly values the ability to use the most improved, up-to-date laser, pharmacological, and surgical therapies to successfully prevent (and, in some cases, even correct) profound visual impairment in conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Areas of Expertise

  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Disease
  • Vitreous Disease
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    Education & Training

  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Waterbury Hospital
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center


  • Robert Burch Family Eye Center

    250 West 64th Street
    Floor: 3
    New York, NY 10023
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    (212) 342-3932
  • CUMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    Floor: Flanzer Clinic
    New York, NY 10032
    (212) 305-9535

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Elderplan [Medicare Managed Care]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9535

Honors & Awards

2018 John Martin Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

2017 John Martin Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

2011 Philip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

1981 James Campbell Prize for “Highest rank in examinations", Yale University School of Medicine

1977 Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter, Harvard College


Park SP, Hong IH, Tsang SH, Lee W, Horowitz J, Yzer S, Allikmets R, Chang S. “Disruption of the human cone photoreceptor mosaic from a defect in NR2E3 transcription factor function in young adults.” V. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr 19 [Epub ahead of print]

Sachdev DD, Yin MT, Horowitz JD, Mukkamala SK, Lee SE, Ratner AJ. “Klebsiella pneumoniae K1 liver abscess and septic endophthalmitis in a U.S. resident.” Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51(3):1049-51, 2013.

Lincoff H, Kreissig I, Horowitz J, Silverman R."Intravitreal gas injection diminishes hyaluronic acid".Klinische Monatsblatte Augenheilkind 214(2):100-2, 1999.

Barile GR, Chang S, Horowitz JD, Reppucci VS, Schiff WM, Wong DT. "Neovascular complications associated with rubeosis iridis and peripheral retinal detachment after retinal detachment surgery." American Journal of Ophthalmology 126(3):379-389, 1998.

Heinemann, M.H., Bloom, A.F., Horowitz, J. "Candida Albicans Endophthalmitis in patients with AIDS". Archives of Ophthalmology 105:1172, 1987.

Lincoff H., Horowitz, J. Kreissig, I. "Morphological effects of  gas compression on the cortical vitreous". Archives of Ophthalmology 104: 1212-5, 1986.

Horowitz, Jason D., M.D.; Stoessel, Kathleen M., M.D.; Waldron, James E., M.D. and Puklin, James E., M.D. "Nodular-Poorly- Differentiated Lymphoma with Intraocular Involvement." ARVO, 1984 supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences supplement: 256, 1984.

Horowitz, J. and Sears, M.: "Neurohypophyseal Peptides and the Eye: Use of Synthetic Analogs in Analyzing Effects on the Pupil." V. Graefe's Archive for Clin. Ophthalmol. 220: 253-356, 1983.

Horowitz, J.: "The Effects of Neurohypophyseal Peptides on the Intraocular Pressure and Pupil of the Rabbit." M.D. Thesis, Yale University, 1981.

Berman, E.R., Horowitz, J., Segal, N., Fisher, S., and Feeny-Burns, L.: "Enzymatic Esterification of Vitamin A in the Pigment Epithelium of Bovine Retina." Biochem. Biophys. Acta. 630: 36-46, 1980.

Berman, E.R., Segal, N., and Horowitz, J., "Distribution and Metabolism of Vitamin A in the Pigment Epithelium." ARVO 1979 supplement to Inv. Ophth. Vis. Res., supplement: 268, 1979.