Dr. Jules Winokur attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine’s New York State Program. After an internship in internal medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Medical Center Health System where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. After his residency, Dr. Winokur completed a fellowship in Corneal, Refractive and External Ocular Disease at the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago’s Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Winokur performed highly specialized corneal and anterior segment procedures such as corneal transplantation, lamellar keratoplasties, Intralase keratoplasties, artificial corneal transplantation, limbal stem cell transplantation, complicated cataract surgery, secondary intra-ocular lens placement, Lasik, and Epi-lasik. He also specialized in the treatment of corneal infectious diseases, dry eye, and contact lens complications. A member of multiple academic societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Winokur has authored journal articles, presented research at national meetings, and has published a chapter on refractive surgery in Albert and Jacobiec’s “Practice and Principles of Ophthalmology” textbook. At the American Academy of Ophthalmology national meeting, Dr. Winokur has been an instructor for a course given to practicing ophthalmologists in management of difficult corneal conditions. Dr. Winokur’s interests include clinical research, evolving corneal transplantation techniques, and refractive surgery.
Dr. Winokur is affliliated with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, The North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System, and Queens Hospital Center. He is actively involved in the training of residents in the New York area, both in clinical practice and in surgical techniques. He hopes to contribute to patient care by training the next generation of ophthalmic surgeons and continuing in clinical research that has the potential to improve the quality of patients’ lives. He resides in New York with his wife and 3 children.