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Don O. Kikkawa, MD, FACS

Healthcare Professional
Division of Oculofacial Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery
UCSD Shiley Eye Institute
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, California, United States

Don O. Kikkawa is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Chief of the Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Vice Chairman at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Department of Ophthalmology and UCSD Shiley Eye Institute in La Jolla. Dr. Kikkawa joined the UCSD Ophthalmology faculty in 1993 and is Co-Director of the UCSD Thyroid Eye Center and also a Former Program Director of UCSD’s Ophthalmology Residency.

Dr. Kikkawa earned BA (magna cum laude) in biochemistry from UCSD, La Jolla and an MD (magna cum laude) from St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his internship at the UCSD, his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute (UCLA) and a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and orbital surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His clinical interests include aesthetic and reconstructive oculofacial surgery, orbital surgery, thyroid orbitopathy, craniofacial disorders involving the eyelids and orbits, and tumors.

Dr. Kikkawa is on the editorial board of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (OPRS) and serves as scientific referee for several other important ophthalmology journals. He has numerous publications and has authored or contributed to several important titles on ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.


Representative Publications:

Resolution of Self-Injurious Behavior in a Nonverbal and Developmentally Delayed Patient After Surgical Treatment of a Blind Painful Eye

Beware of the Sneeze

Analysis of Spontaneous Eyelid Blink Dynamics Using a 240 Frames per Second Smartphone Camera

Thyroid-Related Orbitopathy, Restrictive Strabismus, Dermopathy, and Acropachy