TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Alison Watson, MD

Subspecialty: Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery

Areas of Interest

Dr. Watson provides specialty focused care in all areas of oculoplastic and orbital surgery including:

  • Functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Eyelid and facial reconstruction
  • Cosmetic brow and forehead lifting
  • Injectable facial rejuvenation
  • Nasolacrimal surgery
  • Orbital fracture repair
  • Thyroid Eye Disease

 

Biography

Dr. Watson completed her internship at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA and her Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital of Thomas Jefferson University. During her time at Wills Eye, she was elected to The National Gold Humanism Honor Society and was awarded the Jefferson Volunteer Faculty Association Resident Award, which recognizes one resident university-wide who displays outstanding clinical excellence along with empathy and professionalism.

Dr. Watson went on to complete her combined American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) accredited oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery fellowship at TOC Eye and Face in Austin, Texas. During this time, she had the opportunity to participate in thousands of surgeries ranging from cosmetic facial plastic surgery to orbital trauma, and complex periorbital and facial reconstruction. She continued her commitment to international medicine by participating in a surgical mission to Vietnam, as well as continuing her academic pursuits, participating in multiple research projects, and authoring a number of peer reviewed publications.  She has presented at multiple conferences including the national ASOPRS and AACS meetings.

Board certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Watson provides specialty focused care in all areas of oculoplastic and orbital surgery including both functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery, eyelid and facial reconstruction, nasolacrimal surgery, orbital fracture repair and Thyroid Eye Disease. Her combined fellowship experience and concentrated exposure to facial cosmetic surgery has made her uniquely equipped to perform periorbital and forehead/brow cosmetic surgical rejuvenation as well as injectable facial rejuvenation.

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Credentials

Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliation
Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Education

  • Fellowship:  TOC Eye and Face, Austin Texas: Combined ASOPRS & AACS Certified Fellowship – American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Undergraduate:  Lafayette College

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