Nikolas N. Raufi, MD

Dr. Raufi is excited to become a talented clinician who is able to develop caring relationships with his patients and colleagues while also balancing clinical research. He wants to master his surgical skills and hone his clinical judgment here at Duke and feels that being a part of the Duke family through the Duke Ophthalmology Residency will help him accomplish this. In the future, Dr. Raufi hopes to conduct clinical research; He is particularly interested in retinopathy of prematurity and ocular melanoma, but also wishes to pursue research in the fields of cornea and oculoplastics.

Education & Training

Medical School: Albany Medical College

Internship: Presence St. Joseph Hospital - Chicago, Internal Medicine

Associated Labs, Publications, & Achievements



  • Richard T. Beebe, MD Fellowship in Medicine, 2015
  • The Alumni Award for Academic Excellence, 2013-14
  • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Theta Chapter, 2013
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Honors Society - Siena College, 2011