Justin Karlin, MD, MS
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Justin Karlin, MD, MS

  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Doheny Eye Center UCLA Orange County | 18111 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708


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.

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Medical Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2019


Ophthalmology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2018


General Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2015


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



Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas of Focus

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



  • 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


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