- Jean-Paul Abboud, MD, PhD
The health, safety, and happiness of my patients are paramount. I will provide you with the personalized care that you deserve by listening to your concerns and goals and by formulating a treatment plan tailored to your aesthetic desires and distinctive features. My goal is to achieve the beautiful and natural-appearing results you desire in the safest possible environment.
Dr. Abboud went to college at Rutgers University in New Jersey where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He subsequently enrolled in the highly-competitive Princeton University/Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Physician Scientist Program where he earned an M.D. degree and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Under the guidance of world-renowned developmental neuroscientist, Dr. Richard Nowakowski, he studied the neural development of the eye with particular emphasis on the retina. This research became subject of his doctoral thesis, titled "A Comprehensive in silico Model of Retinal Neurogenesis."
Dr. Abboud's surgical training began at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the University Medical Center of Princeton where he completed an internship in General Surgery. He then moved to San Diego to pursue residency training in Ophthalmology and spent three years learning the delicate microsurgical techniques of ophthalmic (eye and eyelid) surgery at the University of California San Diego's Shiley Eye Institute in La Jolla, CA. He was then chosen among a select group of ophthalmic surgeons to conduct further specialty fellowship training dedicated to Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He completed his fellowship at West Virginia University, one of only four prestigious fellowship programs in the country that are both sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (ASOPRS) and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Following his extensive training, Dr. Abboud achieved board certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
St. Matthew and the Angel. Oil on Canvas. Jean-Paul Abboud. 1997
- Dr. Jean-Paul Abboud
Oculofacial Plastic Surgery draws on personal artistic qualities and the aesthetic principles of beauty, symmetry, and foresight that I employ in painting, photography, and digital design. These are the same principles I have found in the precision of the surgical incision and the brushstroke alike, and in the requisite foresight needed before reshaping tissue or clicking the shutter.