Dr. Alexandra L. Braunstein, MD, is a member of an extremely limited group of board certified ophthalmologists with additional sub-specialty training in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery, also known as oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Braunstein focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, the surrounding facial structures, the lacrimal or tear drainage system, and the orbit or “eye socket”. Dr. Braunstein’s training has given her a unique ability to care for the delicate and dynamic area around the eyes while protecting and potentially improving the health of the eyes and the patient’s vision.
Dr. Braunstein earned her Medical Degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine after which she continued on to complete a residency in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Columbia University Harkness Eye Institute-New York Presbyterian Hospital. Following her training at Columbia, Dr. Braunstein elected to pursue a two-year, multi-disciplinary Fellowship in Orbital, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. During this intensive fellowship program, Dr. Braunstein received extensive training in aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries involving all aspects of the eyes and face in both the adult and pediatric population.
Dr. Braunstein is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University, where she continues to train resident ophthalmologists. Dr. Braunstein is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the New York Oculoplastic Society. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters, has presented her research at numerous professional society meetings, and her research has been broadly presented throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Braunstein is a native of New Jersey and is thrilled to have the opportunity to live and work in beautiful Morris County with her husband and two young children. Earlier in her academic life, Dr. Braunstein attended The Pingry School before going on to complete her undergraduate education at Georgetown University, where she graduated with honors. As a Morristown native, she loves spending time with her family as well as being active in the community, including as a member of the board of directors of The Morris Museum and as Vice President of the Avallain Foundation.