Dr. Bobby Korn, MD

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Dr. Bobby Korn, MD
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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UC San Diego Health - La Jolla9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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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.

Dr. Korn's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • 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

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • 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
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Presbyterian Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Ucsd Med Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ucsd Med Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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