Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD

Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 110

Atlanta, GA 30328

Contact Information

(770) 804-1684

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas


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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."


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

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

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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  • 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
based on 94 total reviews (56 with comments)
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 (56)
in Atlanta, GA |
Great experience.
in Atlanta, GA |
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.
in Atlanta, GA |
The experience has been one the best I have had with a doctor. Dr. Walrath is the best
in Atlanta, GA |
Felt comfortable and confident with Dr. Walrath. He explained everything well and took time to address my concerns. I am extremely happy with the results.
in Atlanta, GA |
Skilled surgeon with delightful personality.
in Atlanta, GA |
I have the utmost confidence and faith in Dr. Walrath. He has performed lower lid surgery on my right lower lid to repair the removal of of a squamous cell from Mohs Surgery. He has done this twice as the cancer cell returned. He is a passionate and caring surgeon and I highly recommend him if you are requiring eye surgery. He is the best!
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Walrath performed eyelid surgery on me Oct 2017. He explained the procedure in depth and accurately beforehand and I could not be happier with the outcome. I had no bruising and followed his instructions which eliminated post-surgical discomfort. I highly recommend Dr. Walrath and his team.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Walrath has exceeded my expectations. My vision is so much better, and my eyes look and feel better! The staff is wonderful! Thank you so much! I have and will continue to recommend you to everyone! Thank you ! I will continue to recommend everyone to you!
in Atlanta, GA |
Excellent Doctor.
in Atlanta, GA |
in Atlanta, GA |
So special. Talent to do what he did. One of the best doctors I have been to, great bedside manner. My eyes are amazing.
in Atlanta, GA |
Very good, attentive and wanting to please you and appreciate they make sure everything is done to please you! Very efficient! Good experience and my vision has improved immensely! Pleased with results.
in Atlanta, GA |
I have no complaints, the office has been mostly on time with appointments, and have given me the best care possible. I had the eyelid weight surgery with Dr. Walrath and it has amazing results, giving me back my independence by improving my vision.
in Atlanta, GA |
Very professional and he did a great job repairing my drooping eyelid. Dr Walrath explained exactly what to expect throughout the procedure and recovery. Great experience! Ivan actually see now.
in Atlanta, GA |
The doctor did excellent job.
in Atlanta, GA |
Very knowledgeable and professional Surgery was quite successful, all personnel were compassionate.
in Atlanta, GA |
Great team and team work !
in Atlanta, GA |
Doctor and staff are very professional, caring and genuine.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr Walrath is God's gift to people who have any eye problems. He gave me releaf from pain that had me on the verge of insanity. My experience with him and his staff was very positive and whoever needs any eye care should go to the Woolfson Eye Institute.May God bless anyone associated with these wonderful caregivers. --Evelyn B. Hyrns.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Walrath and staff were professional and caring. My fears and concerns where address in an understanding way. My eye surgery turned out better than expected! I would recommend Dr. Walrath without reservation.
in Atlanta, GA |
The doctor asked the right questions he answered my question and listen because that is the most important thing.
in Atlanta, GA |
Excellent experience! I was impressed with the level of professionalism and skill.
in Atlanta, GA |
Exceptional! Grateful to have found this doctor and his staff. I am a very satisfied customer.
in Atlanta, GA |
Very pleased with Dr. Walrath. He thoroughly explained the procedure and answered all questions.
in Atlanta, GA |
My eyes presented a complicated situation, which Dr. Walrath addressed on multiple occasions to correct. He gave me honest assessments, accurate timelines and great results. Other issues were were resolved and, after years of dealing with extremely dry eyes, I am relieved by the improvements. Dr. Walrath diagnosed the underlying causes and corrected them. While I still react to environmental pollution, life is much better as the result of working with him. I highly recommend working with him.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Walrath and his staff were very professional, courteous and easy to talk to. All my questions were answered and clear instructions were given. I received paperwork explaining what to expect after surgery.
in Atlanta, GA |
My eyelids rested low and the upper eyelid skin was overlapped. My eyes felt heavy and tired. Dr. Walrath suggested two procedures to remediate both upper eyelid issues. His approach was not pushy but respectful and caring. I trusted him. His advice was on target. I love my new eye look. My eyes are more open and bright. I highly recommend Dr Walrath.
in Atlanta, GA |
I recently came into Dr. Joseph's office for a neck lift, lower facelift, eyelid and laser resurfacing. From start to finish, I always had complete confidence in the doctor and for that reason, did not even have a consultation with anyone else. His bedside manner is so impressive, Dr. DeJoseph took away all of my nerves. He really knows what he is doing. It only took about a week to heal and even then, there was only a bit of puffiness and bruising. Dr. Joseph's skill and artistic vision are app
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Walrath, a specialist in Oculoplastic Surgery, has exceeded my expectations. He is patient, explains everything by showing diagrams of what will be done during the surgery and best of all, has great bedside manners. I would recommend him to anyone in need of tear duct work. He also has an excellent staff working with him. Thanks!!
in Chicago |
When over a dozen surgeons around the country turned me away, Dr Walrath was the one who was competent enough to know what the problem was and fixed it. This was revision surgery to correct eyelid retraction and excess scar tissue. He was kind enough to personally phone me (on his day off) the day after surgery to check up on me. My results are both functionally and aesthetically pleasing and I couldn't be happier with his staff! I'd recommend highly!
in Atlanta, GA |
My experience with Dr. Walrath as my eye doctor was great. He was always there to answer any concerns I had.
in Atlanta, GA |
Great experience. Love my results.
in Atlanta, GA |
in Atlanta, GA |
Very pleasant experience.
in Gainesville, GA |
Not only a skilled surgeon, but a caring person, Dr Walrath has operated on me twice. I have had many surgeries, not all very successful, but the last 2 have exceeded my expectations. He definitely has something going that set him apart from the rest!
in Atlanta, GA |
Thank you .
in Atlanta, GA |
Very good Dr. care. The wait in the waiting room was excessive )30 min.
in Atlanta, GA |
Doctor and Staff were very professional and gave excellent care. Would recommend:.
in Atlanta, GA |
Excellent bedside manner.
in Atlanta, GA |
He is thorough and considers every angle. He encourages questions and is a warm caring physician!
in Atlanta, GA |
Great Dr. and Staff!!!
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr Walrath was very professional, and he did a great job, I am very pleased to what he did,.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Walrath listened to my concerns. His knowledge and skills made my peripheral vision greatly improved.
in Atlanta, GA |
Very very good help.
in Atlanta, GA |
He is absolutely great... The staff is friendly, funny, and very professional
in Atlanta, GA |
All were very professional.
in Atlanta, GA |
Everything concerning my right eye was taken care of professionally. No question left unanswered.
in Atlanta, GA |
Great doctor. I Highly recommend. I did research and went to various surgeons .
in Atlanta, GA |
Everyone very kind and helpful.
in Atlanta, GA |
Doctor was fun and professionalism great- surgery went better that we expected.
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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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