Named a 2013 “Top Doc" in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology, UC San Diego. Dr. Korn completed his undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then attended the medical scientist-training program (MD/PhD) at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School where he studied under two Nobel Laureates. He completed his ophthalmology residency, serving as the Chief Resident and completed fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Korn has a wide range of clinical interests that span oculoplastic conditions including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid and face, management of thyroid eye disease, eyelid and orbital tumors and cancers, disorders of the lacrimal outflow system, congenital birth defects, endoscopic forehead lifting, bulging or proptosis of eyes, reconstruction of eyelids post cancer removal and after trauma or injury, and skin rejuvenation. He has been selected by his peers as a Top Physician by U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly, Ltd and as a Top Physician by San Diego Magazine and the San Diego County Medical Association. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Korn is an active researcher and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has recently co-authored the book, Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the recipient of multiple awards including: American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, ASOPRS Research Award, Marvin Quickert Thesis Award, Star Award by AAO, Outstanding Teaching Awards from Medical Student and Residents. Dr. Korn has been invited to teach national and international lectures and courses. In his free time, he is a volunteer surgeon locally and internationally.
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