Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, MD

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. She is 67 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 700E

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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more than 86% of peers
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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."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • 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
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 (5)
in sherman oaks, ca |
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 Boxrud performed it with great ease and comfort and I am extremely happy . All the stars in the SKY are not enough to recognize Dr Boxrud's excellence and mastery. I can't thank enough to Dr Boxrud .
in Los Angeles, CA |
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 unobtrusively improved my appearance. I have known Dr. Boxrud since 2005; she is an admirable person and brilliant Doctor. Dr. Boxrud’s staff is welcoming and helpful, professional.
in Los Angeles, CA |
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 and great doctor. I would highly recommend Dr. Boxrud for any ophthalmic and cosmetic needs.
Los Angeles, CA |
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 post-surgery. Sounds corny but it's the truth, she gave me back my quality of life and I highly recommend her. Her office staff are super too.
in Valley Village, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Boxrud for dry eye and problems associated with dry eye. She was excellent in describing options available and very patient in explaining what procedure needed to be done. When she performed the procedure, she was very gentle and took me through it step-by-step. I was very pleased with her demeanor and expertise. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Boxrud to others. She is also highly respected by the office staff and the other doctors as well.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Boxrud accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Boxrud has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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