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Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
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Los Angeles CA 90033-6103
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    Title(s)Chief of Oculofacial Plastics Services


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    Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBS2003
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineMD2008
    University of California, Los Angeles- Jules Stein Eye InstituteOphthalmology Residency2012
    Ophthalmic Surgeons & Consultants of OHASOPRS Fellowship2014
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    1999National Merit Scholar
    1999Discover Card Scholarship
    1999Zonta Club Scholarship
    1999National Beta Club Scholarship
    1999Olympus Titan Award
    2002MIT Excellent Academic Record
    2003Hans-Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Research and Academics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    2003Community Connection Award for Leadership in Alternative Spring Break
    2003Sigma Xi Honor Society
    2003Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    Sarnoff Foundation Research Award2005American Neurological Association Travel Award
    2005Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship Award

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    Sandy X. Zhang-Nunes, MD, earned her undergraduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She then completed her ophthalmology residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA and completed a prestigious two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship based at Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio in Columbus. Her clinical interests involve eyelid and eyebrow lifting surgeries for both cosmesis and functional reasons (blepharoplasty, ptosis surgery, endoscopic brow lifts), cosmetic lower eyelid, midface and full face surgery, reconstruction after Mohs (tumor) excisions, orbital disease, such as thyroid eye disease, tumors, fractures, eyelid malpositions from aging and congenital anomalies, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, cosmetic laser and light therapy, Botox and fillers.

    Dr. Zhang-Nunes treats each patient with care, addressing concerns to achieve the most natural and optimal results as possible. She also enjoys teaching, having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, as well as lecturing and presenting research nationally and internationally.

    Dr. Zhang-Nunes’s research focuses on patients with thyroid eye disease. She also conducts studies related to imaging of eyelid and orbital structures, comparison of cosmetic neurotoxins, and dissolution rate of various hyaluronic acid gel fillers. Dr. Zhang-Nunes performs blepharoplasty and brow surgery corrections and studies their clinical outcomes.

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    1. Organogenesis and distribution of the ocular lymphatic vessels in the anterior eye. JCI Insight. 2020 Jul 09; 5(13). Wu Y, Seong YJ, Li K, Choi D, Park E, Daghlian GH, Jung E, Bui K, Zhao L, Madhavan S, Daghlian S, Daghlian P, Chin D, Cho IT, Wong AK, Heur M, Zhang-Nunes S, Tan JC, Ema M, Wong TT, Huang AS, Hong YK. PMID: 32641580.
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    2. Thyroid eye disease with choroidal folds. Orbit. 2020 Apr 23; 1-9. Tran AQ, Zhang-Nunes SX, Cahill K, Alabiad CR, Shriver EM, Ho T, Weinberg DA, Couch SM, Schlachter DM, Nguyen J, Wester ST. PMID: 32326785.
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    3. Clinical Update on Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy for Conjunctival and Eyelid Melanoma. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2020; 60(2):77-89. Lu JE, Chang JR, Berry JL, In GK, Zhang-Nunes S. PMID: 32205655.
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    4. Optic Neuropathy due to an Ethmoid Mucocele: A Case Report and Literature Review. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2019 May-Aug; 10(2):227-234. Ting MYL, Shan M, Gantz O, Zhang-Nunes S, Wrobel B. PMID: 31692625.
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    5. Evolving Minimally Invasive Techniques for Tear Trough Enhancement. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug; 31(4):306-9. Hill RH, Czyz CN, Kandapalli S, Zhang-Nunes SX, Cahill KV, Wulc AE, Foster JA. PMID: 25299740.
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    6. Minimally invasive surgical adjuncts to upper blepharoplasty. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2015 May; 23(2):137-51. Briceño CA, Zhang-Nunes SX, Massry GG. PMID: 25921565.
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    7. Minimally invasive options for the brow and upper lid. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2015 May; 23(2):153-66. Briceño CA, Zhang-Nunes SX, Massry GG. PMID: 25921566.
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    8. Characterization and outcomes of repeat orbital decompression for thyroid-associated orbitopathy. Orbit. 2015 Apr; 34(2):57-65. Zhang-Nunes SX, Dang S, Garneau HC, Hwang C, Isaacs D, Chang SH, Goldberg R. PMID: 25244551.
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    9. Late adult onset optic pathway astrocytoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1610-2. Liu Y, Zhang-Nunes S, Zhu X, Xu X, Sun X, Wu Y. PMID: 23790623.
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    10. Late central visual recovery after traumatic globe displacement into the maxillary sinus. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan-Feb; 28(1):e17-9. Zhang-Nunes SX, Jarullazada I, Mancini R. PMID: 21490518.
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    11. Homeostatic plasticity of GABAergic synaptic transmission in mice lacking GAT1. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Sep 21; 361(2):499-504. Xu Y, Cai Y, Gong N, Chen C, Wu Y, Zhang-Nunes S, Wang Z, Xu T, Fei J. PMID: 17655829.
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    12. A novel approach to clinical-radiological correlations: Anatomo-Clinical Overlapping Maps (AnaCOM): method and validation. Neuroimage. 2007 Oct 01; 37(4):1237-49. Kinkingnéhun S, Volle E, Pélégrini-Issac M, Golmard JL, Lehéricy S, du Boisguéheneuc F, Zhang-Nunes S, Sosson D, Duffau H, Samson Y, Levy R, Dubois B. PMID: 17702605.
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    13. Antibody-mediated clearance of amyloid-beta peptide from cerebral amyloid angiopathy revealed by quantitative in vivo imaging. J Neurosci. 2007 Feb 21; 27(8):1973-80. Prada CM, Garcia-Alloza M, Betensky RA, Zhang-Nunes SX, Greenberg SM, Bacskai BJ, Frosch MP. PMID: 17314293.
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    14. AIDS dementia complex in China. J Clin Neurosci. 2007 Jan; 14(1):8-11. Wu YC, Zhao YB, Tang MG, Zhang-Nunes SX, McArthur JC. PMID: 17070055.
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    15. Characterization of amyloid deposition in the APPswe/PS1dE9 mouse model of Alzheimer disease. Neurobiol Dis. 2006 Dec; 24(3):516-24. Garcia-Alloza M, Robbins EM, Zhang-Nunes SX, Purcell SM, Betensky RA, Raju S, Prada C, Greenberg SM, Bacskai BJ, Frosch MP. PMID: 17029828.
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    16. The cerebral beta-amyloid angiopathies: hereditary and sporadic. Brain Pathol. 2006 Jan; 16(1):30-9. Zhang-Nunes SX, Maat-Schieman ML, van Duinen SG, Roos RA, Frosch MP, Greenberg SM. PMID: 16612980.
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