James J. Augsburger, MD

Co-Director, Retinoblastoma Program

Ocular Oncologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

Phone 513-475-7300

Fax 513-475-7311

Retinoblastoma; medulloepithelioma; retinal and 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.


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.