Samuel A. Gallo, M.D. is an Oculoplastic Surgeon and a board-certified ophthalmologist who has completed several years of additional, highly specialized training in oculoplastic surgery. Only 13 to 15 such highly skilled physicians are trained annually in the United States. Dr. Gallo understands the delicate anatomy and function of the eyelids and their surrounding structures. He specializes in eyelid surgery and cosmetic facial surgery. In addition, he specializes in surgery of the tear duct system, the orbit (bone cavity around the eye), as well as other structures around the eyes, the forehead and cheeks. Dr. Gallo has been specially trained to perform many different types of eyelid and facial surgery, ranging from surgical repair of eyelid abnormalities, treatment of eye socket injuries, restoration of the tear duct system, and management of thyroid related eye disease. In addition, he performs cosmetic facial surgery, including brow lifts, face lifts, upper and lower eyelid surgery, facial implants, Botox (for functional and cosmetic uses) facial filler for wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation.
A Cleveland, Ohio native, Dr. Gallo received his Bachelor of Pharmacy with High Distinction from Ohio Northern University before attending the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, where he was inducted in the Honor Society. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati before relocating to Los Angeles, CA for his Ophthalmology Residency at The Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA Medical Center. After a yearlong Fellowship in oplastics, Ocular Oncology, Orbital Diseases and Orbital Reconstruction at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, he spent an additional year of Fellowship in Oculoplastics, Orbital Diseases and Orbital Reconstruction, Aesthetic Laser Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery at The Center for Eyelid and Aesthetic Surgery in Nashville, TN. Dr. Gallo is a Fellow of The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and has completed a fellowship approved by The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Gallo serves as a consultant to The Erdey Searcy Eye group for Oculoplastic and Cosmetic Facial Surgery.