Doctors of USF Health


Ilya Leyngold, M.D

Primary Practice Address:
USF Eye Institute
13127 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
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Top Insurances Accepted:
  • Blue Cross
  • United Heath Care
  • PSI Insurance
  • Blue Shield
  • Avmed

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Biosketch Statement

Dr. Ilya Leyngold is a board certified surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit, lacrimal system, and face.

At the age of 13 Dr. Leyngold and his family moved to the US from Moscow, Russia. After finishing high school in Jacksonville, FL he received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Florida State University. He then attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University where he earned multiple research and clinical awards, including the nomination for the most outstanding medical student in his graduating class to enter The Wilmer Eye Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After completing a 1-year internship at the University of Maryland and 3 years of residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital he was selected for a 2-year ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship position certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) with a world renowned oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Richard L. Anderson in Salt Lake City, Utah. During his fellowship training Dr. Leyngold performed over 2,500 cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid, orbital, and facial procedures working closely with ENT, plastic, and maxillofacial surgeons.

In addition to his clinical expertise in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr.Leyngold has published numerous articles and book chapters in his field. He has also taught and lectured on orbital trauma surgery and periocular facial rejuvenation techniques.

Dr.Leyngold sees patients at the USF Eye Institute and TGH Healthpark clinic. He performs surgery at Morsani Ambulatory Surgery Center, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Tampa General Hospital operating rooms.


  • Eye Care, Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

  • Ocular Oncology
  • Blepharospasm
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Scars
  • Facial Trauma
  • Facial and eyelid cancer reconstruction
  • Nasolacrimal system reconstruction
  • Orbital floor fracture
  • Orbital fractures
  • Orbital tumors
  • Thyroid Eye Disease



  • 2014 America's Top Ophthalmologist Award
    Consumers' Research Council
  • 2006 The Stephen Ryan Award in Ophthalmology to the most outstanding medical student entering residency
    Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2006 Morton F. Goldberg, MD Scholarship
    Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2004 Henry Strong Denison Award in Biomedical Research
    Johns Hopkins University
  • 2001 The Nicholas Iliff Research Grant Award
    Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2001 The John Mark Caffrey Memorial Scholarship in Biological Science
    Florida State University
  • 2001 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
    Florida State University
  • 2001 American Cancer Society Fellowship Award
    Florida State University
  • 2001 Student Research Excellence Award
    Johns Hopkins University


  • Member - American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons from 2013 to Present
  • Member - American Academy of Ophthalmology from 2012 to Present


  • Fellowship, Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Center for Facial Appearances, 2012
  • Fellowship, Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Center for Facial Appearances, 2012
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010
  • Internship, Preliminary Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2007
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
  • BS, Biochemistry, Florida State University, 2001

Insurances Accepted

  • AG Administrators
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare HMO and PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Exchange Plans (ACA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO-Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Supplement-Advantage 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO-Network Blue/Blue Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO-Preferred Patient Care
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna HMO Local Plus Exchange Plan (ACA)
  • Cigna PPO
  • CorVel PPO and Auto Medical
  • Coventry Leased Network/ First Health PPO
  • Coventry Non Leased
  • Coventry One HMO Exchange Plan (ACA)
  • Evolutions Prime PPO
  • Evolutions Traditional PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Hillsborough County Health Care Plan (HCHCP)
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicaid HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO (Gold Plus)
  • Humana Medicare PPO
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Tampa Bay HUMx (HMOx) Exchange Plan (ACA)
  • Integral Health Plan (IHP)
  • Magellan Complete Care Medicaid HMO
  • MedSave USA, Inc. (fka: First Service Administrators)
  • Molina (Medicare Options Plus HMO SNP)
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Prestige Health Choice (Medicaid)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • Quality Health Management
  • Sunshine State Health Plan (Medicaid HMO)
  • Tricare Extra & Standard
  • Tricare Prime
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Medicare HMO and PPO (aka Secure Horizons)