CREDENTIALS

 

 

 

Background and Career Summary

 

Dr. Ebroon’s credentials are impressive to say the least. He chose to do his undergraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT. MIT is considered the most prestigious university in the world in the field of science. Dr. Ebroon became a cell and molecular biologist, graduating in the top 1% of his class with a bachelor of science.


cosmetic eyelid surgeryDr. Ebroon studied with four different Nobel Laureates at MIT: David Baltimore, Phillip Sharp, Robert Horvitz, and Susumu Tonegowa. His closest collaboration was with the Nobel Laureate Phil Sharp who won his Nobel Prize in medicine for seminal research on how genes in higher organisms develop during evolution. Phil Sharp became a mentor for Dr. Ebroon and assumed the formal role of his faculty advisor. In fact, Dr. Sharp strongly encouraged Dr. Ebroon to apply his knowledge in cell and molecular biology to the field of medicine. Dr. Ebroon will always be grateful to Dr. Sharp for his advice and guidance. In this case the old saying is very true that even the smallest of one’s achievements are only attained by standing on the shoulders of giants.


During his four years in Boston Dr. Ebroon had a chance to pursue many intellectual endeavors apart from his studies at MIT. The most relevant of these was the time he spent as a volunteer at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital . It was at this hospital that Dr. Ebroon participated in his first medical cases. He was also able to attend lectures and seminars by some of Harvard’s finest medical school professors.


After drinking from the fountain of knowledge at MIT, it was time to move on to Medical School . Dr. Ebroon graduated from Northwestern University Medical School with the highest accolades. Secondary to his achievements in medical school Dr Ebroon was honored to be invited into Alpha Omega Alpha. This is the medical honors society that only invites the top medical students from every medical school in the country.


It was during these years in medical school that Dr. Ebroon first was introduced into the field of ophthalmic plastic surgery. This Oculoplastic Surgeryspecialized field of medicine encompasses plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and eye sockets. Intrigued with this field’s complementary attributes of art and science, Dr. Ebroon quickly made eyelid plastic surgery his field of choice. He liked the meticulous nature of the surgery and the fact that surgery could make such a difference in people’s lives. He also liked the idea that he could help men and women, young and old. Dr. Ebroon soon embarked on research in the field and eagerly continued the rest of his training.


An intensive year of internship was completed next in the field of internal medicine. This was followed by a residency of three additional years in ophthalmology, all done at Northwestern University Medical School . Along the way he was awarded various honors such as having the premier research project at Northwestern University Department of Ophthalmology for his research in normative values of eye position within the eye socket.

 

Dr. Ebroon then took the written and oral examinations with the American Board of Ophthalmology. He was fortunate to not only pass the examinations but to finish in the 95’th percentile. This means that not only is Dr. Ebroon board certified, but that he accomplished this while scoring in the top 5% of all ophthalmologists.


Next it was time to apply for plastic surgery fellowships. Ophthalmic plastic surgery fellowships are very few. The best ones have been thoroughly vetted by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (ASOPRS) to ensure a depth and breadth of experience for the fellow. Every year there are a total of sixteen of these ophthalmic plastic surgery fellowships available in the entire country. Dr. Ebroon was honored to be selected as one of these sixteen at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City . This institution has the distinction of being the busiest plastic surgery hospital in the country.
Completing a fellowship is not enough to become a member of ASOPRS. One still must complete a thesis that takes roughly a year to accomplish. Then one must sit for an intensive written and oral examination dedicated to the field of ophalmic plastic surgery. Only at this stage could Dr. Ebroon be selected for admission into this prestigious society. There are 440 such trained eyelid plastic surgeons in the world.


eyelid plastic surgeryDr. Ebroon soon accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Medical School . As a full time member of the medical school faculty Dr. Ebroon performed surgery, conducted research, taught medical students, and taught ophthalmology residents. He became the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director meaning that he was in charge of training all the ophthalmology residents at the university. He was honored as Professor of the Year in the Department of Ophthalmology for his contributions to the residents.


After moving to Southern California , Dr. Ebroon joined the faculty at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. He is now a Clinical Instructor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, which is the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA. Dr. Ebroon is also the President of the Ventura County Opthalmology Society. Dr. Ebroon is a teacher and mentor to other physicians including Dermatologists, and Plastic Surgeons on the advanced technique in cosmetic fillers and Botox.


Dr. Ebroon realizes that having excellent credentials is not enough to be a good doctor. Characteristics such as compassion, empathy, and simply listening to a patient are not automatically ingrained in every physician. Dr. Ebroon feels that these characteristics are just as important as training and education in making a complete physician.

 

 

 

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