Oculofacial Plastics Practice of Dr. Kimberly Cockerham

Kimberly Cockerham, M.D, F.A.C.S.

Ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA

Optimizing Your Visit:

Kimberly Cockerham, M.D, F.A.C.S. I look forward to meeting you. My team and I are committed to providing you with the least invasive medical therapeutics, laser and surgical approaches to address your concerns. Helping restore your natural appearance and optimize your function and comfort is our goal.

Communication is very important to the success of our relationship. Please text, call or email me directly if you have a medical concern.

If you have had prior eyelid, eye muscle or orbital surgery. Please bring information from your treating surgeon.

If you are a patient with a complex neuro-ophthalmic or orbital issue, please provide your records, labs and imaging (including the CD) to the office in advance of your appointment to help facilitate your evaluation.

My Background

I was raised in San Mateo, California and earned an undergraduate degree in Biology at UC San Diego, Revelle College. On acceptance to George Washington Medical School in Washington DC, I was awarded a health professional scholarship from the US ARMY.

My time in the military taught me to honor and respect my patients and their families and to understand the larger role physicians can play in a community. I remain very committed (through my foundation Let’s Face It Together) to helping the underinsured and their families rebuild their lives – face first: LFITfoundation.org.

  • Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology 1993, 2003, 2013 and 2023.
  • Fellowship-trained:
    • Cosmetic, laser and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyelids, and eye muscles.
    • Neuro-ophthalmology and orbital disease.
  • Decorated Veteran: National Service Ribbon, two Superior Unit Awards, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. Former Chief of Oculoplastics and Orbital Disease at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Honored Clinician and Surgeon: Who’s Who in American Women, Lifetime Achievement, Who’s Who in Medicine, Best Doctors in America, former Director of Oculoplastics and Orbital Disease at UCSF with two UCSF Star Awards for Excellence, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award and a Special Recognition Award. Served as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University for 15 years.
  • Founder: Let’s Face It Together Foundation that provides medical and surgical care for patients without the financial means to address their facial disfigurement and dysfunction.
  • Researcher: Principal investigator for over two dozen studies. Currently recruiting patients with Thyroid Eye Disease for Phase 1-4 clinical trials. Soon to be launched novel drug delivery system for patients with visual loss due to optic nerve dysfunction.
  • Educator: Trained hundreds of medical students, interns and residents and over 40 clinical and research fellows.

I have had the privilege to care for so many wonderful patients over the years and continue to learn every day from you, through my teaching, mentoring and collaborative research. My team and I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals.

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