Dr. Walrath is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon. Before joining Woolfson Eye Institute in 2012, Dr. Walrath was an assistant professor at Emory University and a staff surgeon at Paces Plastic Surgery. He has been in private practice since 2011, focusing exclusively on disorders of the eyelids. He performs 800-900 major surgical procedures and thousands of minor procedures per year.
Dr. Walrath is known for treating complex patients, cosmetic or otherwise, with an individualized and thoughtful plan. The bulk of his cosmetic patients desire upper and lower blepharoplasty, utilizing a range of techniques that is best described by his published videos. He also treats patients with hyaluronic acid fillers, Botox, CO2 laser resurfacing, and direct brow lifting. Due to his reputation for managing difficult cosmetic reconstructive problems, he cares for a population of multi-operated cosmetic patients from across the country and internationally.
In addition to cosmetic procedures, Dr. Walrath manages tearing due to lacrimal drainage problems; eye socket trauma, tumors, and inflammation; eyelid malposition; and pediatric eyelid disorders. Dr. Walrath treats a large population of clients and patients with regular Botox injections. Many of these patients require careful treatment to selectively manage spasms around the eyelid and in the face and neck to improve quality of life.
During his spare time, Dr. Walrath enjoys spending time with his children, cooking, and exercising.
Dr. Walrath is regarded as the specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery at Woolfson Eye Institute. Dr. Walrath also practices in affiliate locations in Northeast Georgia and east of Atlanta. His full list of locations, as well as a great deal of information about the services he provides, can be found at his own professional website: josephwalrathmd.com.