Dr. Osher

James Osher, M.D.


Retina, Uveitis


Cincinnati Eye Institute

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Get to Know Dr. Osher

Dr. James Osher grew up in Cincinnati and is a third generation Cincinnati ophthalmologist. He attended Tulane University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. He completed medical school and Residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, followed by a two-year surgical retina fellowship in Washington, D.C. with Retina Group of Washington and Georgetown University.

Dr. Osher is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Chief of the Retina Service at the University of Cincinnati. He has earned Faculty Teacher of the Year and the Golden Apple Teaching Award at both Georgetown University and the University of Cincinnati. He is actively involved in clinical and scientific research, and has served as Principal or Sub-Investigator on dozens of clinical trials. He has received multiple research awards and presented original research at many national and international meetings. He has collaborated on surgical videos that have won honors at national and international film festivals. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmic publications and has written chapters in ten ophthalmic textbooks.

Dr. Osher is the Chief Medical Officer for CEI Vision Partners. He is the Ohio Division Medical Director for EyeCare Partners and serves on its Medical Executive Board. Dr. Osher serves on the Ohio Clinical Governance Board for CEI Vision Partners and is the Medical Director at Ivy Pointe Surgery Center. He is past president of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology and past Co-Director of the CEI surgical retina fellowship.

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Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science
    Tulane University
  • Master of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology
    Tulane University
  • Medical Degree
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Training
    The Christ Hospital
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    University of Cincinnati, served as Chief Resident in his final year
  • Retina Subspecialty Training
    Retina Group of Washington/Georgetown University
Memberships & Affiliations
  • CEI Vision Partners
    Chief Medical Officer
    Ohio Clinical Governance Board
  • EyeCare Partners
    Ohio Division Medical Director
    Medical Executive Board
  • Ivy Pointe Surgery Center
    Medical Director
  • Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology
    Past President
  • Retina Fellowship
    Past Co-Director
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists

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