James J. Augsburger, MD

Ocular Oncologist

Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

Phone: 513-475-7300

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Retinoblastoma; medulloepithelioma; retinal & choroidal hemangiomas; conjunctival tumors; iris tumors


James J. Augsburger, MD, is professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and chief of the Ocular Oncology Service at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye tumors, including uveal and conjunctival melanomas, retinoblastomas, metastatic carcinomas to the eye, ocular lymphomas, hemangiomas of the retina and choroid, and other benign and malignant tumors in or on the eye.

Dr. Augsburger completed his undergraduate studies at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he completed his internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Augsburger then completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in retina and ocular oncology at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He joined the attending staff of Wills Eye Hospital immediately following this fellowship and remained there in ocular oncology practice until his relocation to Cincinnati in 1999.

Dr. Augsburger is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also belongs to the American Ophthalmological Society, ARVO (Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), AUPO (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology), Club Jules Gonin (European Retina Society), Macula Society and Retina Society.

Education and Training

BS: Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, 1970

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1974

Internship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1974-1975

Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-1978

Fellowship: Retina-Vitreous & Ocular Oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PN, 1978-1980

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1979