James R. Gordon, MD – New York Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

About Dr. James Gordon

Award winning oculofacial plastic surgeon and board certified ophthalmologist Dr. James R. Gordon has over twenty one years of extensive experience in eyelid and facial rejuvenation. He has performed thousands of procedures, from common eyelid enhancement to major reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gordon has a particular expertise in the handling of challenging, complex cases and is widely known as the “physician’s physician”, having operated on many doctors and their family members. His patients include numerous well-known celebrities and high profile business executives.

Recognized as one of the top cosmetic doctors in The New York Times, Dr. Gordon has been consistently named to Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and Westchester Magazine’s Top Docs. He has earned many prestigious awards and distinctions, including the Vitals’ Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Patients’ Choice Award, Top 10 Doctor Award, NewBeauty Magazine’s Top Beauty Doctor, RealSelf Top Doctors and ExpertInjector for cosmetic facial fillers & injectables. Dr. Gordon appears frequently in major media outlets, including CBS, OK! Magazine, Good Housekeeping, NewBeauty, Woman’s Day and Redbook.

Practice Philosophy

When I joined my father in practice, he gave me the advice that guides me to this day: Treat every patient as if they were your mother. This has really served me well as I strive to relate to every patient,” says Dr. Gordon. He dedicates his time to hearing patients’ unique stories and partners with them to develop individualized makeover plans. When necessary, Dr. Gordon explains why some patients are not good candidates for surgery and recommend other solutions without upselling unnecessary procedures. Dr. Gordon only performs a procedure if he truly believes he can achieve the targeted results. His goal is to refine patients’ beauty without changing their natural features. With his impeccable surgical skill, keen artistic eye and warm bedside manner, Dr. Gordon is consistently named a Top Doctor by peers and patients from around the globe.

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. Gordon specializes in procedures for the eyes and face, exclusively. Physicians around the area often refer their most complex and challenging cases to Dr. Gordon because of his exceptional ability and wealth of experience in addressing all medical and cosmetic concerns. Touted as the “un-plastic” plastic surgeon, Dr. Gordon personally performs all procedures, surgical and non-surgical including Botox, fillers, lasers and facelifts to ensure the most natural and beautiful results. He is dedicated to achieve each patient’s unique goals using the latest technologies and is intimately involved throughout the recovery process. Dr. Gordon is frequently recognized in the press for his conservative approach and minimally invasive techniques that achieve a youthful yet natural look.

Education and Training

Dr. Gordon received his Bachelor of Art Degree from Emory University and his Doctor of Medicine from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, an internationally acclaimed medical program. During Dr. Gordon's residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, he was appointed Chief Resident and he founded the Cosmetic Clinic of Cabrini Hospital. His fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery further advanced his surgical skills and passion for eyelid & facial aesthetics. He mastered complex operative techniques to minimize and manage any potential complications to achieve successful patient results. Since then he has published research papers and given extensive lectures on ocular disease, eyelids and facial cosmetic procedures. 

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gordon is honored to be chosen by physicians and patients as the Top 1% of doctors in the nation. Named as one of the top cosmetic doctors in The New York Times, Dr. Gordon is repeatedly listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and Westchester Magazine’s Top Docs. Throughout his career, Dr. Gordon has earned numerous prestigious awards and distinctions, including Vitals’ Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Patients’ Choice Award, Top 10 Doctor Award, U.S. News & World Report Best Doctors, NewBeauty Magazine’s Top Beauty Doctor and RealSelf Top Doctors. Dr. Gordon is also one of 3% of doctors qualified as an ExpertInjector™ by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

Professional Certifications

Dr. Gordon is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and fellowship trained in Oculoplastic Surgery. In addition to his New York and Connecticut state medical licenses, Dr. Gordon is a proud Fellow of American College of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Dr. Gordon is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and New York State Ophthalmological Society.

Pioneer and Innovator

Dr. Gordon pioneered the research and development of the LightPod Era and was the first doctor in the U.S. to utilize the world’s only portable erbium laser for skin resurfacing. Today, he trains many physicians throughout the country in its use. Dr. Gordon also serves on the Aerolase Medical Advisory Board to share key insights and industry trends. Most recently, Dr. Gordon held the position of Section Chair at the 1st International Laser Summit held in Cornell Club in New York City. As part of his on going commitment to patient care and innovation, Dr. James Gordon has combined his specialized expertise in ophthalmology and cosmetic eyelid surgery to develop Drop N’ Lift™ — an instant method to lift a drooping eyelid with an eye drop, He has treated hundreds of happy and grateful patients with this non-invasive procedure.

Giving Back

Dr. Gordon practices from his heart and believes strongly in giving back. In addition to his philanthropic work and charitable involvements, Dr. Gordon volunteers in surgical relief work in India and local community nursing home visits. Dr. Gordon further aims to inspire a healthy approach to life through his upbeat rap music. He was invited to rap about health and social issues at Giants Stadium to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Gordon has recently completed his album of 12 track songs, set to launch soon to educate teens and kids on topics ranging from smoking to bullying. “I really want to help kids make positive life choices through a medium where a lot of the influences have been negative,” says Dr. Gordon. 

Dr. Gordon's Privileges


"BEST & MOST HONEST SURGEONI went for consultation with Dr. James Gordon. I told him I wanted him to do anything that would make me look better, thereby giving him cart-blanche. He said that I should just do my lower eyelid blepharoplasty, because it would be the biggest bang for the buck. I asked about fillers and my upper eyelids. The good doctor explained that he could perform additional procedures, but I should focus on what would really make the most significant difference. THANK YOU !"



"Dr Gordon is an amazing eye doctor. kind cheerfull compasionate and professional. He is an amazing and very friendly doctor, puts you at ease right away and takes your mind off any worries, he cares about his patients and treat you like family. He does take his time and reviews all the details with you. I have been seeing him for the last 15+ years and have been extremly satisfied with the overall care and service."



"Excellent bedside manner. Knowledgeable and experienced."



"I was truly impressed - This was an amazing experience. Everything about the surgery and the aftercare was excellent. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about having surgery on your eyelid to contact Doctor Gordon. I was truely impressed."



"Simply put- He is the best!"



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