Dr. Tarek El-Sawy

Tarek El-Sawy, M.D., PhD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with additional subspecialty training in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery, also known as oculoplastic surgery. Dr. El-Sawy focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and surrounding structures, including the tear duct system. His training allows him the unique ability to provide care for this delicate area while protecting the health of the eyes.

Dr. El-Sawy specializes in eyelid surgery and non-invasive procedures including facial fillers and Botox. He enjoys procedures that restore the normal function of the eyelids and at the same time improve cosmetic appearance. He determines the optimal treatment plan for each of his patients, whether the treatment involves medications or a procedure. He is one of the select members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), which requires extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

He graduated with degrees in physics & philosophy from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He earned his MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, where he garnered Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors and published his thesis research in leading immunology journals. He was elected Chief Resident and awarded the prestigious Heed Fellowship during his ophthalmology residency at Columbia University in New York. He further completed sub-specialty fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Oculoplastic Consultants.

Dr. El-Sawy enjoys mentoring students and trainees, and has been a full-time faculty member of the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University since 2012. Outside of his medical practice, Dr. El-Sawy enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.


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