Bryan Winn, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Amherst College, Amherst, MAB.A.05/1997Chemistry
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NYM.D.05/2003Medicine
    Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, MAIntership06/2004Internal Medicine
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAResidency06/2007Ophthalmology
    Allure Laser Center, Kirkland, WAFellowship07/2009Oculoplastic Surgery
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    Amherst College1997Phi Beta Kappa
    Amherst College1997Summa Cum Laude
    Amherst College1997Sigma Xi scientific research honors society
    Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons2001Alpha Omega Alpha
    Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons2003Edith and Denton McKane Memorial Award for outstanding research in ophthalmology
    Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons2003Janeway Prize for the highest achievement and abilities in the graduating medical school class
    American Academy of Ophthalmology2007Starr E. Shulman MPA Fellowship
    UCSF Department of Ophthalmology2007Paul D. Langer Award
    Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology2011John Martin Wheeler Memorial Teaching Award
    Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology2015Philip Knapp Memorial Teaching Award
    Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons2015Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators
    Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons2018Academy of Clinical Excellence
    UCSF Department of Ophthalmology2018The Hogan Lecture

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    Bryan J. Winn, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at UCSF and Chief of Ophthalmology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is board certified in Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), specializing in the medical and surgical management of eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital disorders, as well as aesthetic rejuvenation of the face.

    Dr. Winn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He completed his medical school training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003. There he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and was awarded the Edith and Denton McKane Memorial Award for outstanding research in ophthalmology and the prestigious Janeway Prize for the highest achievement and abilities in the graduating class. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, he completed a clinical research fellowship in Ocular Electrophysiology and Neuro-ophthalmology at Columbia University.

    Following an internship specializing in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a resident in Ophthalmology at UCSF. After residency, Dr. Winn completed a two-year fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery accredited by the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) in Seattle, WA. During this time, he developed broad clinical and surgical expertise in ophthalmic plastic surgery as well as aesthetic facial rejuvenation techniques. He joined the oculoplastic surgery faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University in 2009 where he served as the Chief of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery until 2018. At Columbia he was also the Director of Medical Student Education, Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, Quality and Patient Safety Chair for Ophthalmology, and Associate Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital System.

    In addition to his clinical practice at UCSF and role as Ophthalmology Chief at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dr. Winn is actively involved research on ocular surface and eyelid inflammation, thyroid eye disease and the potential roles of environment, nutrition and the human microbiome on chronic and inflammatory eye and orbital diseases. Dr. Winn has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several book chapters. He frequently presents at international, national and state scientific and professional meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), the North American Society of Academic Orbital Surgeons (NASAOS), and International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS).

    Always with a smile, Dr. Winn is a caring and understanding physician, merging clinical acumen with a warm bedside manner. His philosophy of medical care reflects this: “So much of medicine today is run like an assembly line in a high-volume factory, often falling short of creating a quality product. I believe there is still a place for the thinker, craftsman and innovator. I’d much rather take the time necessary to tease out the correct diagnosis, custom-design a treatment plan with my patient, and execute that plan with painstaking attention to detail than be an ‘assembly line’ physician.”
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    Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves’ Disease), Orbital Tumors, Orbital Inflammation (Pseudotumor, Myositis, Dacryoadenitis), Benign and Malignant Eyelid Lesions and Tumors, Eyelid Reconstruction after Trauma or Mohs (Skin Cancer) Surgery, Lacrimal (Tear Drainage System) Disorders / Tearing, Eyelid Surgery for Dermatochalasis (Blepharoplasty), Eyelid Ptosis and Dermatochalasis (Droopy Eyelids), Eyelid Malpositions (Ectropion, Entropion, Eyelid Retraction), Trichiasis (Misdirected Eyelashes), Lagophthalmos (Incomplete Eyelid Closure), Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm, Periocular Rejuvenation (Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, Botox and Fillers), Orbital Decompression Surgery for Thyroid Eye Disease, Orbital Tumor Biopsy/Removal, Orbital Trauma/Fracture Surgery, Reconstruction following Mohs (Skin Cancer Removal) Surgery, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery), Botox, Periocular and Facial Dermal Fillers, Periocular Rejuvenation Surgery, Ectropion (Eyelid rolled out away from the eye) Surgery, Entropion (Eyelid and lashes rolled in towards the eye) Surgery, Ptosis (Droopy upper eyelid) Repair, Gold Weight Surgery, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Eyelid Trauma Surgery, Eyelid Tumor Surgery, Chalazion (Stye) Removal, Eyelid Lesion Removal/Biopsy, Blepharospasm Treatment (Botulinum Toxin, Orbicularis Oculi Myectomy), Trichiasis Surgery (Permanent removal of misdirected eyelashes), Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR, Tear drainage system reconstruction), Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (CDCR, Tear drainage system reconstruction), Nasolacrimal Intubation with Silicone Tubes, Punctal and Canalicular Repair/Reconstruction, Punctal Closure, Enucleation/Evisceration (Removal of a Blind Eye), Orbital Exenteration, Microbiome, Integrative Medicine, Chronic conjunctivitis, Eyelid dermatitis

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    1. Oh JK, Winn BJ, Dagi Glass LR. Young Woman Referred for a Drooping Eyelid. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018 Dec 01; 20(6):515-516. PMID: 30128542.
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    2. Ing EB, Bedi H, Hussain A, Zakrewski H, Ing R, Nijhawan N, Al-Sayyed A, Winn BJ. Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct; 53(5):466-470. PMID: 30340712.
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    3. Scofield-Kaplan S, Todaro J, Winn BJ. Reversible cicatricial ectropion associated with EGFR inhibitors. Orbit. 2018 Oct; 37(5):364-367. PMID: 29336655.
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    4. Adam CR, Shields CL, Gutman J, Kim HJ, Hayek B, Shore JW, Braunstein A, Levin F, Winn BJ, Vrcek I, Mancini R, Linden C, Choe C, Gonzalez M, Altschul D, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Paramasivam S, Fifi JT, Berenstein A, Durairaj V, Shinder R. Dilated Superior Ophthalmic Vein: Clinical and Radiographic Features of 113 Cases. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jan/Feb; 34(1):68-73. PMID: 28141624.
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    5. Scofield S, Oktavec K, Raciti P, Winn B. Metastatic Colon Cancer to the Sphenoid Wing and Ethmoid Sinus Mimicking Orbital Cellulitis: A Rare Presentation. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May/Jun; 33(3S Suppl 1):S133-S136. PMID: 26974420.
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    6. Dhrami-Gavazi E, Lee W, Horowitz JD, Odel J, Mukkamala SK, Blumberg DM, Weiss M, Winn BJ. Jak2 mutation-positive polycythemia vera presenting as central retinal artery occlusion. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015; 9(2):127-30. PMID: 25401994.
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    7. Glass LR, Lira J, Enkhbold E, Dimont E, Scofield S, Sherwood PR, Winn BJ. The lateral brow: position in relation to age, gender, and ethnicity. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug; 30(4):295-300. PMID: 25069068.
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    8. Winn BJ, Chan P, Krueger RA, Sires BS. Subperiosteal orbital hematoma after balloon sinus dilation. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov-Dec; 29(6):e162-4. PMID: 23467283.
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    9. Glass LR, Nguyen M, Winn BJ, Schrier A. Timolol drops causing reversible psoriatic fingernail changes. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep; 131(9):1134. PMID: 24030331.
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    10. Winn BJ, Sires BS. Electromyographic differences between normal upper and lower facial muscles and the influence of onabotulinum toxin a. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013 May; 15(3):211-7. PMID: 23430072.
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    11. Ahuero AE, Winn BJ, Sires BS. Standardized suture placement for mini-invasive ptosis surgery. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Nov; 14(6):408-12. PMID: 22892580.
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    12. Xu L, Winn BJ, Odel JG. Lyme-associated orbital inflammation presenting as painless subacute unilateral ptosis. J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Sep; 32(3):246-8. PMID: 21956017.
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    13. Peckinpaugh JL, Winn BJ, Barrett RV, Jacobsen DW, Sires BS, Meyer DR, Jian-Amadi A. Isolated squamous cell carcinoma of the orbital apex. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun; 28(3):e72-4. PMID: 22082594.
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    14. Winn BJ, Rootman J. Sclerosing orbital inflammation and systemic disease. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 28(2):107-18. PMID: 22410659.
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    15. Cabrera MT, Winn BJ, Porco T, Strominger Z, Barkovich AJ, Hoyt CS, Wakahiro M, Sherr EH. Laterality of brain and ocular lesions in Aicardi syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Sep; 45(3):149-54. PMID: 21824560; PMCID: PMC3153732.
    16. Winn BJ, Smith SD, Garcia DD, Jian-Amadi A, Sires BS. Re: "Prospective randomized comparison of external dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation". Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan; 95(1):152. PMID: 21051452.
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    17. Cole EA, Winn BJ, Putterman AM. Measurement of eyebrow position from inferior corneal limbus to brow: a new technique. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Nov-Dec; 26(6):443-7. PMID: 20724865.
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    18. Winn BJ, Herreid PA, Sires BS. Intravenous pyogenic granuloma of the angular vein. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug; 25(4):341-3. PMID: 19617809.
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    19. Winn BJ, Sires BS. Re: "The hydrogel lacrimal stent for dacryocystorhinostomy: preliminary experience". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb; 25(1):75-6; author reply 76. PMID: 19273940.
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    20. Vagefi MR, Winn BJ, Lin CC, Sires BS, LauKaitis SJ, Anderson RL, McCann JD. Facial nerve injury during external dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthalmology. 2009 Mar; 116(3):585-90. PMID: 19091406.
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    21. Rofagha S, Day S, Winn BJ, Ou JI, Bhisitkul RB, Chiu CS. Spontaneous resolution of a traumatic cataract caused by an intralenticular foreign body. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008 Jun; 34(6):1033-5. PMID: 18499015.
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    22. Winn BJ, Lin SC, Hee MR, Chiu CS. Repair of descemet membrane detachments with the assistance of anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 May; 126(5):730-2. PMID: 18474789.
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    23. Bhisitkul RB, Winn BJ, Lee OT, Wong J, Pereira Dde S, Porco TC, He X, Hahn P, Dunaief JL. Neuroprotective effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide against photoreceptor apoptosis in a rabbit model of subretinal hemorrhage. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Sep; 49(9):4071-7. PMID: 18421081.
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    24. Winn BJ, Liao YJ, Horton JC. Intracranial pressure returns to normal about a month after stopping tetracycline antibiotics. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug; 125(8):1137-8. PMID: 17698769.
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    25. Winn BJ. All in the timing. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr; 91(4):406-7. PMID: 17372334; PMCID: PMC1994761.
    26. Holopigian K, Shuwairi SM, Greenstein VC, Winn BJ, Zhang X, Carr RE, Hood DC. Multifocal visual evoked potentials to cone specific stimuli in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Vision Res. 2005 Nov; 45(25-26):3244-52. PMID: 16023698.
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    27. Winn BJ, Shin E, Odel JG, Greenstein VC, Hood DC. Interpreting the multifocal visual evoked potential: the effects of refractive errors, cataracts, and fixation errors. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Mar; 89(3):340-4. PMID: 15722316; PMCID: PMC1772554.
    28. Hood DC, Thienprasiddhi P, Greenstein VC, Winn BJ, Ohri N, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Detecting early to mild glaucomatous damage: a comparison of the multifocal VEP and automated perimetry. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004 Feb; 45(2):492-8. PMID: 14744890.
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    29. Hood DC, Odel JG, Winn BJ. The multifocal visual evoked potential. J Neuroophthalmol. 2003 Dec; 23(4):279-89. PMID: 14663311.
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    30. Hood DC, Odel JG, Chen CS, Winn BJ. The multifocal electroretinogram. J Neuroophthalmol. 2003 Sep; 23(3):225-35. PMID: 14504596.
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    31. Hood DC, Zhang X, Winn BJ. Detecting glaucomatous damage with multifocal visual evoked potentials: how can a monocular test work? J Glaucoma. 2003 Feb; 12(1):3-15. PMID: 12567104.
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