Joseph D. Walrath, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon

Joseph Walrath, MD | Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr. Walrath is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon. He specializes in providing a full spectrum of oculoplastic care, including management of epiphora and nasolacrimal disease, orbital inflammatory disease, orbital tumors, eyelid tumors, eyelid malposition, and pediatric oculoplastic disease. In addition to cosmetic treatments, he has developed a strong reputation in the repair of surgically induced problems of the eyelids, often because of poor previous cosmetic surgeries.

Before joining Woolfson Eye Institute, Dr. Walrath was an assistant professor at Emory University and an oculoplastic surgeon with Paces Plastic Surgery.

He is the author of numerous papers, reviews, and chapters in ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery publications. Within the past year, he has written a chapter on blepharoplasty techniques, a review on the use of implant materials in cosmetic and functional oculoplastic surgery, a review on the nonsurgical management of eyelid tumors, a perspective piece on eyelid mechanics (in conjunction with Dr. Clinton McCord), a review on blepharoplasty complications, and a review on open brow lifting.

Originally from Ohio, he graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Chemistry and went on to complete a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Walrath attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at The Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University, where he was elected Chief Resident for 2006-2007. After practicing in Manhattan and training ophthalmology residents at Columbia University, he relocated to Atlanta to complete an Oculoplastics Fellowship at Emory University. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Walrath was invited to join the medical faculty at Emory University as an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Oculoplastics.

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Dr. Walrath Practices at These Locations

Atlanta / Sandy Springs Cumming Lawrenceville

What Patients are Saying about Dr. Walrath

  Nancy Folds
Excellent surgeon and great staff. I could not believe the difference in my before picture and looking in the mirror now! My vision was so compromised that I had difficulty seeing. Dr. Wolrath did a great job. Thanks so much.

  Bryan Rex
Dr. Walrath did an amazing job on my eyelids! I am ready now for the brow lift. 🙂

  Chasen Hawkins
I am so greatful for Dr Walrath. I had been through multiple eye surgeries that continued to leave me with a lazy eye. I would have it fixed again and again (so expensive) but within a few months I was back where I started and so disappointed. Dr Walrath took a completely different approach...He listened to and addresses all of my concerns and I could not be more pleased with the my results. Though I think the other surgeons I had visited were very competant, their specialties were broad and not focused completely on the eyes. Thank you Dr. Walrath for giving me the confidence to pose for picruess again with my family and friends. I had been avoiding cameras for almost 3 years. I now jump at the chance to join in a group photo. Thank you so much for giving me my confidence back!

  Shabnam Marzban
He’s awesome, he is very caring about his patients

  Krista G
Dr. Walrath really cares about his patients and listens to their concerns. He was the only surgeon that was able fix my retracted eyelid after multiple surgeries. I really appreciate his frank approach when discussing the surgery procedures. He goes above and beyond to answer his patient's questions.

  Jesse W
We are so pleased with Dr. Walrath he is very experienced n professional with his work. He is personal n thoughtful he has an A personality. Thank you so much for the experience.

  Bob W
Dr. Walrath is personable, efficient, and always willing to answer questions and explain a procedure. I always feel comfortable with the treatments.

  Ferrell S
My experience could not be more positive. I have had excellent outcome from my surgery and I have found Dr. Walrath to be very warm, respectful and responsive..

  Schuyler Y
Dr Walrath is phenomenal. He took care of my condition immediately when other doctors told me there was nothing they could do.

  Jaylin H
Dr. Walrath fixed my eyelids and helped me to see again. He has done surgery on me and my wife and we would recommend him to our friends and family.

  Bill O
From the first visit every one of the staff members exhibited a confidence that fed into me that I was in the right hands,.
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