Kristina Pao, MD

Subspecialty: Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Areas of Interest

  • Cataract surgery
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation


Kristina Pao, MD was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Swarthmore College in 2004 and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 2008. Dr. Pao then completed her Internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California and her Residency in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia. She went on to complete her fellowship in Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Pao has authored numerous journal and textbook publications.  She is proud to be a contributing author to the Wills Eye Manual, the most commonly-used ophthalmology reference text in the world.

In 2014, Dr. Pao began practice in Ohio returning to Pennsylvania in 2023.  Dr. Pao is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, specializing in cataract surgery and oculoplastics surgery.  Dr. Pao performs facial rejuvenation procedures including upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid lift & contouring), brow/forehead lifts, Botox injections, soft tissue fillers (e.g. Restylane), and chemical peels with meticulous attention to detail.

Dr. Pao is skilled in reconstructive oculoplastics including ptosis repair, excision and reconstruction of eyelid skin cancer, eye socket reconstruction, management of facial nerve paralysis (Bell's palsy), blocked tear duct repair, ectropion and entropion repair, management of thyroid eye disease, enucleation and evisceration surgery, and the repair of orbital, eyelid, and tear duct trauma.

Dr. Pao also specializes in small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgery, offering the latest in premium intraocular lens technology, laser-assisted cataract surgery, intraoperative aberrometry, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).  She provides comprehensive eye care, including routine eye exams, diabetic eye exams, management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes and many other eye conditions.

Dr. Pao is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of many medical organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chinese American Ophthalmology Society, and Pennsylvania Ophthalmological Society.

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American Board of Ophthalmology


  • Fellowship:  UT Southwestern Medical Center, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery – 2013
  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 2012
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University – 2008
  • Undergraduate: Swarthmore College – 2004


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Wills Eye Hospital
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