Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, MD

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. She specializes in ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery.

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 700E

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 86% of peers
more than 82% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
more than 76% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Boxrud "She approaches surgery with an aesthetic philosophy that 'less is truly more' and 'patient safety comes first.' Performing conservative, natural-looking procedures with less down time and risk is her signature."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

46  Conditions Treated


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17  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

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.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cornell MC-NY Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ocular and Orbital Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Oculofacial and Reconstructive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Jules Stein Eye Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Manhattan School of Music
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Boxrud has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic, Egyptian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boxrud's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Boxrud to family and friends
32 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Boxrud's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Boxrud came highly recommended to me in 2006, when I first visited LA. She's been taking care of my skin ever since, no matter where I'm living in the world. I love the new ResurFX M22 treatment, a laser treatment with incredible results. I highly recommend it! The treatment is given on the...more
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I am very grateful to Dr Boxrud for her talent and expertise. Recently she performed the procedure on me with great results. Treated me with utmost comfort and caring. Dr Boxrud's entire team is awesome, caring and friendly. My procedure was somewhat complicated and challenging however Dr...more
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I have had two ResurFx (laser) facial treatments done by Dr. Cynthia Boxrud. My appearance has been improved greatly by these treatments. However, I received the benefit of improved appearance because I was in Dr. Boxrud’s care. Her work is subtle and insightful, and has supported and...more
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Dr. Boxrud was very gentle and did an excellent job following up with me through my healing process. I had a mole removed and it healed beautifully. Dr. Boxrud and her staff are very efficient and care for their patients. They want to make sure you feel comfortable in their office. Friendly staff...more
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Had a blocked tear duct and after a ghastly office visit with another ophthalmic surgeon chose Dr. Boxrud to perform a DCR procedure. She explained everything to me in a language I could understand. She is patient, kind and gentle. 100% success. The tiniest of scars. I had no pain or discomfort...more
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