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Adam de la Garza, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Oculoplastics, Orbital & Cosmetic Surgery

Adam de la Garza, MD, graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies/Theology. He then earned his MD from Wake Forest University and completed a one-year transitional program with Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC. He returned to Wake Forest for his ophthalmology residency and completed his ASOPRS oculoplastics fellowship at the University of Iowa.

He earned his American Board of Ophthalmology certification in 2011. He has been an invited guest presenter at numerous meetings, including serving as co-instructor for the blepharoplasty course during the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting for eight years.

“During medical school, I was drawn to ophthalmology, otolaryngology, oncology, plastic surgery, and dermatology,” de la Garza says. “Fortunately, oculoplastics allows me to continue to enjoy aspects of all of these diverse fields.

National Recognition

Dr. de la Garza is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association.

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Eyelid malpositions

• Nasolacrimal abnormalities

• Skin cancer and reconstruction

• Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm

• Cosmetic injections and surgery

Adam de la Garza, MD

Medical School:
MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 1998-2002

Transitional Year Internship: Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC, 2002-2003

Residency (Ophthalmology): Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2003-2006

Fellowship (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery):University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2006-2008

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