Dr. Bobby Korn, MD

Dr. Bobby Korn, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Bobby Korn, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery.Read his story

9415 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 98% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Korn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Korn "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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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
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33  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Decompression
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laceration Repair
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Presbyterian Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Ucsd Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Ucsd Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2010
  • Star Award AAO, 2008, 2010
  • Marvin H. Quickert Award, 2007
  • Most Outstanding Teacher, 2005,2006,
  • San Diego Top 40 Under 40, 2010
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2010
  • ASOPRS Research Award, 2010
Media & Publications
  • Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010
  • J. Cataract and Refractive Surgery,
  • Plastic Reconstr Surg,
  • Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg,
  • Genes and Development,
  • Ophthalmology,
  • Plastic Reconstr Surg,
  • New England Journal of Medicine,
  • Ophthalmology,
  • Ophthal Plastic Reconstr Surg,
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
  • International Ophthalmology Clinics,
  • Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg,
  • Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg,
  • Journal of Biological Chemistry,
  • Aesthetic Surg Journal,
  • Laryngoscope,
  • Ophthal Plastic Reconstr Surg,
  • Orbit,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai

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Dr. Korn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Korn to family and friends
16 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Korn's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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