Keck School Faculty

Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD
Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
Sandy X. Zhang-Nunes, MD, earned her undergraduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She then completed her ophthalmology residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA and completed a prestigious two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship based at Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio in Columbus. Her clinical interests involve eyelid and eyebrow lifting surgeries for both cosmesis and functional reasons (blepharoplasty, ptosis surgery, endoscopic brow lifts), cosmetic lower eyelid, midface and full face surgery, reconstruction after Mohs (tumor) excisions, orbital disease, such as thyroid eye disease, tumors, fractures, eyelid malpositions from aging and congenital anomalies, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, cosmetic laser and light therapy, Botox and fillers.

Dr. Zhang-Nunes treats each patient with care, addressing concerns to achieve the most natural and optimal results as possible. She also enjoys teaching, having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, as well as lecturing and presenting research nationally and internationally.

Dr. Zhang-Nunes’s research focuses on patients with thyroid eye disease. She also conducts studies related to imaging of eyelid and orbital structures, comparison of cosmetic neurotoxins, and dissolution rate of various hyaluronic acid gel fillers. Dr. Zhang-Nunes performs blepharoplasty and brow surgery corrections and studies their clinical outcomes.

Sarnoff Foundation Research Award: American Neurological Association Travel Award, 2005

: Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship Award, 2005

: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2003

: Community Connection Award for Leadership in Alternative Spring Break, 2003

: Sigma Xi Honor Society, 2003

: Hans-Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Research and Academics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2003

: MIT Excellent Academic Record, 2002

: Olympus Titan Award, 1999

: National Beta Club Scholarship, 1999

: Discover Card Scholarship, 1999

: National Merit Scholar, 1999

: Zonta Club Scholarship, 1999

Evolving Minimally Invasive Techniques for Tear Trough Enhancement Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug; 31(4):306-9. . View in PubMed

Evolving Minimally Invasive Techniques for Tear Trough Enhancement Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug; 31(4):306-9. . View in PubMed

Minimally invasive options for the brow and upper lid Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2015 May; 23(2):153-66. . View in PubMed

Minimally invasive surgical adjuncts to upper blepharoplasty Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2015 May; 23(2):137-51. . View in PubMed

Characterization and outcomes of repeat orbital decompression for thyroid-associated orbitopathy Orbit. 2015 Apr; 34(2):57-65. . View in PubMed

Late adult onset optic pathway astrocytoma J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1610-2. . View in PubMed

Late central visual recovery after traumatic globe displacement into the maxillary sinus Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan-Feb; 28(1):e17-9. . View in PubMed

Late central visual recovery after traumatic globe displacement into the maxillary sinus Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan-Feb; 28(1):e17-9. . View in PubMed

A novel approach to clinical-radiological correlations: Anatomo-Clinical Overlapping Maps (AnaCOM): method and validation Neuroimage. 2007 Oct 01; 37(4):1237-49. . View in PubMed

Homeostatic plasticity of GABAergic synaptic transmission in mice lacking GAT1 Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Sep 21; 361(2):499-504. . View in PubMed

Antibody-mediated clearance of amyloid-beta peptide from cerebral amyloid angiopathy revealed by quantitative in vivo imaging J Neurosci. 2007 Feb 21; 27(8):1973-80. . View in PubMed

AIDS dementia complex in China J Clin Neurosci. 2007 Jan; 14(1):8-11. . View in PubMed

Characterization of amyloid deposition in the APPswe/PS1dE9 mouse model of Alzheimer disease Neurobiol Dis. 2006 Dec; 24(3):516-24. . View in PubMed

The cerebral beta-amyloid angiopathies: hereditary and sporadic Brain Pathol. 2006 Jan; 16(1):30-9. . View in PubMed

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