Eyelid surgery, thyroid eye disease, orbital trauma, orbit tumors eyelid tumors, cosmetic surgery, facial surgery, lacrimal surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
Member, American Ophthalmological Society
Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
National Meetings Program Chair, ASOPRS
Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Liaison, ABO, 2017-2020
Ruedemann Lecturer, AAO, 2019
Outstanding Contribution Award, ASOPRS, 2020
Research Award, ASOPRS, 2008
Achievement Award, AAO, 2014
Board Examiner and Oculoplastic Surgery Exams Writing Committee, ABO
Ophthalmic Technology Assessments Committee – Oculoplastics and Orbit Panel, AAO
Program Director, ASOPRS Accredited Fellowship
America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
James E. McDonald Lecturer, Loyola University, 2019
Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association
SELECTED PEER REVIEW PUBLICATIONS (see CV for complete list)
Nunery W, Tao J, Johl S. Nylon foil “wraparound” repair of combined orbital floor and medial wall fractures. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2008 Jul-Aug; 24(4):271-275.
Tao J, Luppens D, Mccord C. Buccal mucous membrane graft-assisted lacrimal drainage surgery. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2010 Jan-Feb; 26(1):39-41.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tao J, Limongi R. Short incision midface lift in lower eyelid blepharoplasty. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2016 Jul-Aug; 18(4): 313-314.
Garcia G, Nguyen C, Vo, T, Yonkers M, Minckler D, Tao J. Lazy pentagonal wedge resection of eyelid margin lesions. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2017 Dec 28; E1-2.
Grob S, Yonkers M, Tao J. Orbital fracture repair. Semin Plast Surg. 2017; 31:31-39.
Garcia G, Nguyen C, Yonkers M, Tao J. Baby shampoo versus povidone iodine or alcohol in reducing eyelid skin bacterial load. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 Jan/Feb; 34(1): 43-48.
Farukhi S, Shumway C, Nguyen R, Williams M, Tao J. Computer position effects on patient-physician direct eye contact in ophthalmic clinic. Journal of Ergonomics, 2018 Jul 30; 8(4): 238.
Vu P, Grob S, Tao J. Light perception vision recovery after treatment for calcium hydroxylapatite cosmetic filler-induced blindness. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 Nov 1; 34(6): e189-192.
Chen K, Grob S, Tao J. Orbital roof reconstruction using nylon foil implants. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 May-Jun; 35(3): 286-28.
Gong D, Winn BJ, Beal CJ, Blomguist PH, Chen RW, Culican SM, Dagi Glass LR, Domeracki GF, Goshe JM, Jones JK, Khouri AS, Legault GL, Martin TJ, Mitchell KT, Naseri A, Oetting TA, Olson JH, Pettey JH, Reinoso MA, Reynolds AL, Siatkowski RM, SooHoo JR, Sun G, Syed MF, Tao JP, Taravati P, WuDunn D, Al-Aswad LA. Gender differences in case volume among ophthalmology residents. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2019 Jul 18. (E-pub ahead of print)
Charlson E, Feng PW, Bui A, Grob S, Tao J. Opioid prescribing patterns among American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members in the Medicare Part D database. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Jul-Aug; 35(4): 360-364.
Conger J, Grob, Tao J, Massive periocular squamous cell carcinoma with response to pembrolizumab (Keytruda). Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Sep-Oct; 35(5): e127.
Wladis EJ, Aakalu VK, Tao JP, Sobel RK, Freitag SK, Foster JA, Mawn LA. Monocanalicular stents in eyelid lacerations: A report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2019 Sep; 126(9): 1324-1329.
Lee DH, Cohen LM, Yoon MK, Tao JP. Punctual stenosis associated with dupilumab therapy for atopic dermatitis. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2020 Jan 7: 1-4. (E-pub ahead of print)
Limongi RM, Feijo ED, Rodrigues SM, Akaishi P, Velasco AA, Christian Pieroni-Goncalves A, Pereira F, Devoto M, Bernardini F, Tao J. Orbital bone decompression for non-thyroid eye disease proptosis. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 Jan-Feb; 36(1): 13-16.
Nabavi CB, Tao JP. The American oculofacial plastic surgery family tree. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 Mar 2. (E-pub ahead of print)
Shue A, Joseph JM, Tao JP, Barker-Griffith AE, Abraham JL, Minckler DS. Massive silicone-induced orbital granuloma. Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 2020 Mar; 6(2): 145-150.
Conger JR, Palileo BM Grob SR, Tao J, Minckler DS. Eccrine porocarcinoma: A rare tumor of the eyelid with a novel histopathological finding of free tumor cells in the tear film. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 Mar-Apr;36(2): e40-e43.
Wladis T, Aakalu V, Foster J, Freitag S, Sobel R, Tao J, Yen M. Intense pulsed light for meibomian gland disease: A report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2020 Apr; S0161-6420(20)30267-0.
Tao JP, Aakalu VK, Wladis EJ, Sobel RK, Freitag SK, Foster JA, Yen MT. Bioengineered acellular dermal matrix grafts for lower eyelid retraction: A report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2020 May;127(5):689-695.
Conger J, Grob S, Limongi R, Tao J. Lateral tarsoconjunctival flap suspension treatment of post blepharoplasty lower eyelid retraction. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 May 14. (E-pub ahead of print)
Sheils C, Cypen S, Tao J. Orbital microscopic polyangiitis with concomitant angle closure due to uveal effusion. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 May 19. (E-pub ahead of print)
Bui AD, Grob SR, Tao JP. 5-Fluoro-uracil management for oculofacial scars: A systematic literature review. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 May/Jun;36(3):222-230.
Freitag S, Aakalu V, Tao J, Foster J, Sobel R, Wladis T, Yen M. Ophthalmic Technology Assessment—sentinal lymph node biopsy for eyelid and conjunctival malignancy: A report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2020 Jul 19;S0161-6420(20)30704-1. (E-pub ahead of print)
Noh S, Joseph J, Tao J. Broken needle retrieval following periorbital soft-tissue filler injection. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 Jul/Aug;36(4):e108.
SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS (see CV for complete list)
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.
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.
Limongi R, Tao J, Feijo E. Terco Medio (Lifts of the Middle Third of the Face). In: Estetica Periocular (Periocular Aesthetic Surgery). Cultura Medica. 2018.
Tao J. Introduction. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 50th Anniversary Book, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc., 2019
Grob S, Cypen S, Tao J. Acquired Ptosis. In: Albert and Jakobiec’s Principles of Ophthalmology, 4th edition, 2020
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
American Eye Study Club
American Medical Association
Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
American Ophthalmological Society
Fellowship, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Indiana University & ASOPRS, 2 years