Dr. Catherine Hwang, MD – Top Ophthalmologist, Cleveland

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Catherine J. Hwang, MD

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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code i32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Dr. Catherine J. Hwang was born in New York and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and minor in Sociology and then traveled to Philadelphia where she obtained her MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She stayed at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, for her ophthalmology residency. She then moved to Los Angeles and completed an advanced oculofacial and orbital surgery fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Medical Center (a fellowship certified by both the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery).

After this two year fellowship, Dr. Hwang completed an additional year of fellowship in cosmetic facial surgery and rhinoplasty in Santa Monica, California. She also travelled internationally studying in Europe and Asia on botulinum toxin, fillers, and Asian eyelid surgery.

Dr. Hwang travels extensively lecturing nationally and internationally. She has served as Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Division of Oculofacial and Orbital Surgery (2010-2016). Her clinical interest lies in treating blepharoplasty, ectropion, eyelid ptosis, thyroid eye disease, orbit tumors, etc.


Representative Publications:

Dimensions and Morphologic Variability of the Retro-Orbicularis Oculi and Frontalis Muscle Fat Pad

Collagenoma of the Eyelid

Cautery Selection for Oculofacial Plastic Surgery in Patients with Implantable Electronic Devices

Age-Related Changes in Globe Position

Paracanthal “One-Snip” Decompression in a Cadaver Model of Retrobulbar Hemorrhage