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 sixteen 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


"Westchester Eye Associates is an excellent facility with a very competent and courteous staff. Dr. James R. Gordon is awesome! I checked his credentials before scheduling my appointment. I was having a horrible time driving at night as oncoming headlights were close to blinding. Dr. Gordon explained all the options available to both me and my daughter to correct my vision. He performed cataract surgery on both eyes in November 2014, using the Femto Laser and implanting the ReStor lenses. The surgery went very smoothly and the recovery was amazing ...I was able to see the very next day without my glasses. I was very apprehensive about eye surgery and am really thankful that I had such a greatly skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. James R. Gordon to everyone who needs the services of an ophthalmologist."



"Whenever I do anything serious, such as consider an operation like this, I do a ton of research. I spent days reviewing all the different plastic surgeons in Manhattan to figure out who would be best to do a potential blepharoplasty on my lower lids. I wanted someone with a ton of experience, recognized for excellence in their field, honest, and also someone young enough such that they still had great motor skills and a very precise hand. That search led me to Dr. James Gordon. I live in Brooklyn, but I went all the way out to Marmaroneck in Westchester to see him (not too bad actually, just take the train to Grand Central, then a 1 hour MTA train to Mamaroneck). Out of all the doctors, he was the only one that far, but I decided he was worth it, I honestly could not find one person who wasn't singing his praises. Here's what happened when I got there for the free consultation. He told me he wasn't going to do a blepharoplasty on me. And that was a pretty incredible thing to hear. Many doctors, just like other professions, have people who will try to upsell you, convince you that you need something more, or even make you feel bad about yourself so you consider something you don't need. Dr. Gordon was the opposite. I've always been self-conscious about dark circles under my eyes and wrinkles under them when I smile. He talked to me about this, told me surgery wasn't the way, suggested some other alternatives if I really wanted them, but even said "Hey, you don't even need "



"I'm sure some of you can relate to my story here. I am in my early 40s, but look like I'm approaching 50. Heavy and puffy eyelids, wrinkles all around my eyes were the main culprits (and most certainly, as a mother of 4 boys add years too). Finally, I am ready to give time back to myself and find a plastic surgeon with special expertise on eyes. Dr Gordon was the first doc I scheduled a consultation with. Of the 4 docs I contacted, his staff was the quickest to get back to me. Given my hectic schedule, I really appreciated how Dr Gordon's office tried to work out a time for me. My husband, who accompanied me to the consult, was very impressed with Dr Gordon's credentials, professionalism and bedside manner. We were treated like friends without any pressure. It's heartening to know that this award winning doc doesn't have airs, but want true care for his patients. Without waiting for the 2 other consults I had previous arranged for, I made the decision to go with Dr Gordon. It was like finding your soulmate, you know when you meet the right Doc. In fact, I couldn't wait for my scheduled surgery date (in 5 weeks' time) and asked for quick fixes with Botox. I'm loving the results and really look forward to my surgery day. I know this is the best gift I wanted for the past 10 Mother's Days."



"I am a Greenwich resident... born & raised here so I'm pretty stuck in this area from groceries, hair salons, stores and physicians. My first time "venture" out of Greenwich was my consultation with Dr. James Gordon from Westchester / New York. His credentials impressed me so much that I took the first leap out of my comfort zone. I am not the least disappointed but full of gratitude to this superb doctor who fixed me with beautiful eyelids and glowing skin. I highly recommend Dr. Gordon to all my friends in Greenwich!"



"I really don't think there's a better doctor than Dr. Gordon out there. The day I met Dr. Gordon was one of my best days and decision of my life. Dr. Gordon literally "uplifted" me with upper and lower blepharoplasty, along with skin laser around the sensitive areas around my eyes. He is a master of the eyes who knows not just the anatomy well, but also understands the art of the aesthetic aspect. The outcome is amazing, better than I had expected. I do not look like I had eye surgery. Nothing was too obvious. Everything seems so natural. Because Dr. Gordon is also a trainer for other doctors, he was so skilled in the way he used laser around my eyes to remove my wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Most importantly, all the procedures were done within my budget without any pressure. Truly the best!"



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