Justin Karlin, MD, MS

Justin Karlin, MD, MS

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Primary Location
Doheny Eye Center UCLA Orange County
18111 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, California 92708
Phone
Fax
714-963-1234

About

Orbital, Lacrimal, and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Karlin is a specialist in orbital, lacrimal, and oculofacial plastic surgery. He trained in ophthalmology at the University of Virginia, and he completed the highly competitive and challenging David and Randi Fett Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes.

Dr. Karlin’s research is focused on using artificial intelligence to improve the accuracy of diagnosing orbital disease. He is also interested in medical device design and was invited to participate in the prestigious UCLA Faculty Innovation Fellowship program in 2021.

Deeply committed to teaching, Dr. Karlin was awarded the University of Virginia School of Medicine Resident Teaching Award in 2018, and the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Fellow Teaching Award in 2019.

He sees patients at the UCLA Stein Eye Center Calabasas and the Doheny Eye Center UCLA Orange County.

Education

Residency

University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2018

Internship

University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2015

Degrees

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, MD, 2014
California State University, Northridge, MS, 2010

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Neurotrophic keratopathy
Orbital tumors
Lacrimal apparatus diseases
Grave's disease
Oculoplastic surgery
Eyelid repair

Research

Interests

  • Artificial intelligence and deep learning
  • Ocular surface disease treatment with autologous serum tears
  • Tissue engineering allograft and xenograft materials for use in eyelid reconstruction
  • Orbital neoplastic diseases and vascular malformations
  • Lacrimal system imaging

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Fellow Teaching Award, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, 2019
  • All University Teaching Award, University of Virginia, 2018