Jeffrey A. Nerad, M.D.

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Dr. Nerad specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This subspecialty of ophthalmology combines eye surgery and plastic surgery, correcting cosmetic and reconstructive problems of the eyelids and the tissue of the face surrounding the eyes. Dr. Nerad performs a wide variety of operations for drooping eyelids, watery eyes, and eye socket problems, including thyroid eye disease. Dr. Nerad offers medical, laser and surgical correction of cosmetic facial problems, especially upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, as well as treatment of facial wrinkling and sagging. He is considered an international expert in treating orbital diseases. Consultations for adults and children are available with or without referral from other physicians and surgeons. Dr. Nerad joined the Cincinnati Eye Institute in 2009. Prior to his arrival, he held the position of Professor of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa for over 20 years. At the University, he was the Director of the Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Service where he performed over 1000 surgeries each year. In 2008, he was awarded the Fuerste Professorship of Ophthalmology for his patient care, teaching and research. During his career as a surgeon and educator, Dr. Nerad has trained hundreds of resident and fellow physicians who now practice throughout the world.

Dr. Nerad attended the University of California for undergraduate training. He completed medical school and residency training at Saint Louis University. Dr. Nerad did fellowship training in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Nerad is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American and European Societies of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons, and the prestigious Orbital Society. Dr. Nerad served on the board of directors of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 5 years and was president of the society in 2010. Dr Nerad has been awarded the Honor and Senior Honor Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and been named among the Best Doctors in America for 20 years. Dr. Nerad has published over 100 scientific papers on a wide variety of topics related to eyelid and orbital surgery. He serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has authored and coauthored several textbooks which are among the most widely referred to texts in his area. His latest textbook, Techniques in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, was released in 2010. He is a sought after lecturer nationally and has lectured in more than 30 countries across the globe. He is married and the proud father of two daughters.

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