Dr. Mark Baskin, MD

Dr. Mark Baskin, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Mark Baskin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Encino, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1974 and specializes in ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

16550 Ventura Blvd Ste 406

Encino, CA 91436

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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more than 57% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
more than 52% of peers
more than 42% of peers

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Dr. Baskin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baskin "Dr. Mark Baskin is a board certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic plastic surgeon treating patients from throughout Los Angeles from his practice located in Encino, California. His patients benefit from his expertise in blepharitis and dry eye treatment. He performs many ophthalmic surgical procedures that include eyelid lifts, eyelid ptosis repair, chalazion excision and eyelid reconstruction after cancer removal. He is an expert in the administration of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin and the injection of dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. He and his staff pride themselves on providing individualized, compassionate care in an intimate, warm setting not commonly seen today. Dr. Baskin completed his undergraduate training at Princeton University and received his medical degree from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, where he was an Edmund James Scholar. He completed an internal medicine internship at UCLA and a residency in ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois in Chicago He served three fellowships: in neurology at the King's College Medical School in London, England; in uveitis at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago; and in oculoplastic surgery with Dr. Pierre Guibor in New York City. He is the founding director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Clinic at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California in San Francisco. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), he teaches physicians in practice, residents, and fellows. He is the ophthalmic consultant to the world famous Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. The Center has been featured on Oprah and the Discovery Channel and provides care to individuals from all over the world. Dr. Baskin believes that eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and reconstruct anatomical defects required for maintenance of ocular health. For example, he performed reconstructive surgeries on a Ugandan woman severely disfigured by battery acid who came to the Grossman Burn Foundation for treatment. Dr. Baskin reconstructed her damaged lower eyelid allowing a prosthetic eye to be made and successfully worn. The surgery was performed at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in West Hills, California. To learn more about the ocular surgery Dr. Baskin performed on this patient, click here. Known for dedication to perfection in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Baskin is a trusted provider, with area physicians who regularly referring patients. He strives to combine the skill of surgery with an artistic, delicate touch enabling achieving results for his patients which surpass their expectations. In his spare time, he plays trombone in a jazz band that regularly performs throughout Southern California. He has lived with his family in Los Angeles since 1989."


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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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22  Procedures

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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Baskin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baskin to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Baskin's Performance

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  • 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 (1)

When I received a referral to see Dr. Baskin, I was extremely apprehensive to meet the doctor who would be operating on/or near by eyes. After meeting Dr. Baskin all my doubts dissipated. I could not believe the before and after surgery care I received. Dr. Baskin did my surgery on a Friday,...more
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