Emily S. Charlson, M.D., Ph.D.
San Francisco Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist Emily Sarah Charlson is oculofacial, orbital, and aesthetic plastic surgery. As an elite physician holding both a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in medical science, Dr. Charlson specializes in eyelid reconstruction, aesthetics, and preserving eye health.
Dr. Charlson earned her Bachelor of Science in biology, graduating summa cum laude from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, in 2007. She holds a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Following her university education, Dr. Charlson held a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. She also completed a two-year fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, orbital oncology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Dr. Charlson is one of only 700 physicians in the United States certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). She performs aesthetic and reconstruction procedures, but as an ophthalmologist first, she prioritizes eye health and protection above all else.
Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson is Stanford-trained on the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, including endoscopic tear drain surgery and brow lifts, and Tepezza for thyroid eye disease management to improve outcomes while decreasing recovery time. Dr. Charlson is proud to provide the best possible care to men and women of all ages, from major reconstructive procedures to aesthetic injectables.
Outside of medicine, she loves running/swimming/cycling as a triathlete, taking her two Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies to the beach, and traveling internationally with her family.