• BS in Biology, minor in Art History, Duke University (Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude)
  • MD, PhD, Duke University Medical Scientist Training Program (a prestigious program funded by the National Institutes of Health)
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship training in oculofacial plastic surgery, orbital surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1996
  • Joanne and Irving Diamond Award for Teaching, 2002
  • Cover for Nature Neuroscience, 2007
  • Transitional Resident Project of the Year,
  • 2008-Neil Miller Research Grant Award, 2009
  • Michael Boland Research Grant Award 2010
  • Mitchell Prize for Resident Research, 1st Place, 2011
  • Heed Fellowship, 2011-2

Academics and Research

  • Co-editor of definitive textbook on thyroid eye disease
  • Lecturer and educator with over 20 peer-reviewed publications
  • Co-principal investigator for clinical trials involving targeted therapy for thyroid eye disease
  • Basic science research involving the neurobiological basis for beauty and facial recognition
  • Utilizing principles of facial recognition to guide surgeons in preserving and restoring facial identity when it is lost due to aging, trauma, and disease