Jeremiah Tao

Chief, Oculofacial Plastic & Orbital Surgery

Program Director, ASOPRS Fellowship

Program Director, Ophthalmology Residency

Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology
School of Medicine

B.S., Duke University

M.D., University of South Carolina

F.A.C.S., American College of Surgeons

Phone: FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL (949) 824-2020, Academic Office (949) 824-0327
Email: please call

University of California, Irvine
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Rd.
Mail Code: 4375
Irvine, CA 92697

picture of Jeremiah  Tao

Orbital tumors, thyroid (Graves) orbitopathy, orbital trauma, eyelid tumors, eyelid reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, facial surgery, lacrimal surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
National Meetings Program Chair, ASOPRS
Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Liaison, ABO
ASOPRS Research Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award
Board Examiner and Oculoplastic Surgery Exams Writing Committee, ABO
Varsity Letter & NCAA National Finalist, soccer, Duke University
Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, Orange Coast Magazine
Program Director, ASOPRS Accredited Fellowship
America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
Program Co-Chair, AAO Congenital Anomalies Symposium
Available Technologies

Chak G, Morgan P, Joseph J, Tao, J. A Positive Sentinel Lymph Node in Periocular Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Series. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Jan-Feb; 29(1): 6-10.

Tao J, Hirabayashi K, Kim B, Zhu F, Joseph J, Nunery W. The Efficacy of a Midfacial Seal Drape in Reducing Oculofacial Surgical Field Fire Risk. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Mar-Apr; 29(2):109-112.

Hirabayashi K, Tao J. Fire risk with nasal cannula oxygen. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec; 120(12):e83.

Maamari R, D’Ambrosio M, Joseph J, Tao J. The efficacy of a novel mobile phone application for Godmann ptosis visual field defect interpretation. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Mar-Apr; 30(2):141-145.

Hirabayashi K, Tao J. Reply re: The efficacy of a midfacial seal drape in reducing oculofacial surgical field fire risk. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Mar-Apr; 30(2): 191.

Shue A, Joseph J, Tao J. Repair of eyelid retraction due to a trabeculectomy bleb: cases series and literature review. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Mar-Apr;30(2): e32

Hirabayashi K, Yang, E, Echegoyen J, Yoon S, Tao J. Bilateral dacryocystocoels in a pregnant woman. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 May-Jun; 30(3):59-61.

Hirabayashi K and Tao J. Midface lift with lateral orbicularis oculi flap excision or imbrication. Dermatologic Surgery. 2014 Jul; 40(7):743-747.

Tao J, Patel A, Vemuri S, Compton C, Nunery W. Lateral tarsoconjunctival onlay flap lower eyelid suspension in facial nerve paresis. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Jul-Aug; 30(4):342-345.

Farid M, Agrawal A, Tao J, Fremgen D, Chuyi H, Nesburn A, BenMohamed L. Age-related defects in ocular and nasal mucosal immune system and the immunopathology of dry eye disease. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014 Dec; 23:1-21.

Liu C, Vemuri S, Tao J. Small incision removal of nylon foil orbital implants. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Mar-Apr; 31:152-154.

Typarampil, P, Campbell B, Freeman P, Ng J, Tao J, Yen M, Marx D. Changes in intraocular pressure during orbital floor fracture repair. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Jul- Aug; 31(4): 303-305.

Maamari, R, Vemuri S, Tao J. A modified action sports camera for high-quality and cost-effective oculofacial surgical videography. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Jul- Aug; 31(4): 336-337.

Haider A, Minckler D, Yonkers M, Tao J. Orbital injury from needlefish impalement. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Nov-Dec; 31(6): e170.

Liu C, Samimi D, Tao J. Hemorrhagic complications of rivaroxaban after eyelid surgery. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016 Jan-Feb; 32(1):74.

Limongi R, Tao J, Borba A, Pereira F, Pimental A, Akaishi P, Cruz, A. Complications and management of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) injections to the midface. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2016 Feb; 36(2):132-5.

Liu C, Yonkers M, Minckler D, Tao J. Vascular steal syndrome, optic neuropathy, and foreign body granuloma reaction from Onyx-18 embolization for congenital orbito-facial vascular malformation. Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 2016; 2:185-189.

Tao J, Wachter B, Yoon S. Critical Evaluation of the Peri-Orbital Aesthetic Patient. In: Master Techniques of Blepharoplasty and Peri-orbital Rejuvenation. Springer 2011.

Tao J and Yoon S. Orbitofacial fractures. In: Clinical Atlas of Procedures Ophthalmic and Oculofacial Surgery. Oxford University Press 2012.

Yoon S and Tao J. Gorlin Syndrome. In: Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.

Joseph J, Echegoyen J, Morgan P, Tao J. Oculoplastic Surgery. In Ophthalmic Microsurgery. SLACK. 2014.

Tao J, Massry G. Maintaining Lateral Wound and Canthal Regularity in External Midface Lifts. In: Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer Science+Business Media New York. 2014.

Tao J and Korn B. Enucleation. In: Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Elsevier Saunders 2016.
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology
Other Experience Fellowship, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Indiana University & ASOPRS, 2 years

Graduate Programs Ophthalmology

Plastic Surgery

Link to this profile
Last updated 10/08/2017