Ilya Leyngold, MD Joins Faculty at Duke Eye Center

Ilya Leyngold, MD, began his tenure as Assistant Professor of Opthalmology at Duke in March of 2016. Leyngold, who specializes in orbital and oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery, comes to Duke from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, where he served as Director of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery for four years. During this period, Leyngold performed over five thousand procedures and pioneered new techniques for periorbital reconstruction.

Leyngold obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed his ophthalmology residency at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Subsequently, he completed a two-year fellowship program in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah through the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Leyngold has a great deal of experience in treating patients with orbital tumors, eyelid and facial skin cancer, thyroid eye disease and facial aging. “I am particularly passionate about eyelid and facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery,” says Leyngold. “I enjoy the variety that it offers, and it allows me to use my creativity to achieve the best functional and aesthetic results.” He hopes to one day to found a national center for orbital disease, adnexal oncology, and complex periorbital reconstruction. Leyngold is excited to be part of such a collegial team of professionals and looks forward to growing his practice and furthering his research at Duke.