Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD

Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 110

Atlanta, GA 30328

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Blocked Tear Duct
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tear Duct Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Walrath "I develop individualized diagnostic and surgical treatment plans that address the patients cosmetic and functional needs. A thorough understanding of oculoplastic anatomy and function allows me to perform safe and reliable surgery, and to correct problems related to previous surgeries or surgeons."

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Skin Tumor
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis


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49  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Dermal Filler
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laceration Repair
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Oculoplastics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • 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
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Revision Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of California
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident, Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology, 2006
Media & Publications
  • Blepharoplasty. In: Bagheri SC,ed. Current Therapy in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1st edition., 2011
  • Lymphangioma. In: Current Ocular Therapy, 6th edition., 2007
  • Disorders of the vitreoretinal interface: complications of surgery. In: Midena E. Perimetry and the Fundus: An Introduction to Microperimetry., 2007
  • Non-surgical treatments of primary, non-melanoma eyelid malignancies: a review., 2011
  • Diffuse symmetric meningioma en plaque mimicking metabolic disease, Submitted
  • Epstein-Barr virus associated smooth muscle tumors in post transplant pediatric patients: three cases of rare location, and review of the literature., Submitted
  • Concepts in eyelid biomechanics with clinical implications., Submitted
  • Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of optic nerve glioma progression into and beyond the optic chiasm., 2008
  • Bilateral circumferential macular folds in inflicted childhood neurotrauma, 2010
  • Cysticercosis isolated to the orbit., 2003
  • Implants in ophthalmic plastic surgery. In: Focal Points, Clinical Modules for Ophthalmologists, Submitted
  • Compressed helium injury to the orbit resulting in pneumocephalus., 2006
  • Metastatic endometrial carcinoma resulting in orbital apex compression., 2007
  • Perineural spread of distant squamous cell carcinoma to the orbit: case report and review, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Walrath's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walrath to family and friends
97 total reviews (58 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (97)

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Dr. Walrath's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (58)

He is one of the best. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Great experience.
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Very good. The results were amazing. The procedure and recovery period itself was not as bad as I expected. Procedure was done in the Sandy Springs location follow up in Gainesville both locations very professional and caring. Dr. Walrath took the time to ask all my questions. Two thumbs up.
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The experience has been one the best I have had with a doctor. Dr. Walrath is the best
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