Dr. Joseph D. Walrath , MD

Ophthalmology

(404) 256-1125

Woolfson Eye Institute
800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 130
Atlanta, GA 30328

Overview

Dr. Joseph Walrath is a board-certified ophthalmologist, member of the American Association of Ophthalmology and Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon. Originally from Ohio, he graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Chemistry, and went on to complete a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Walrath attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, and completed residency training in ophthalmology at The Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University, where he was elected Chief Resident for 2006-2007. Over the course of his training he developed a passion for surgery of the eyelids, eye socket, tear drains, and surrounding tissues. After practicing in Manhattan and training ophthalmology residents at Columbia University, he relocated to Atlanta to complete an Oculoplastics Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Walrath was subsequently invited to join the Emory medical faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Oculoplastics, where he practiced until August of 2011. After a brief period of employment with plastic surgeons at Paces Plastic Surgery, Dr. Walrath is now the director of oculoplastics at the Woolfson Eye Institute, a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice. Recent Publications: McCord CD and Walrath JD. Concepts in eyelid biomechanics with clinical implications. Submitted to Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sept 2011. Walrath JD. Implants in ophthalmic plastic surgery. In: Focal Points, Clinical Modules for Ophthalmologists. American Academy of Ophthalmology Submitted May 2011, revised Aug 2011. Walrath JD, Hayek B, Wojno T. Blepharoplasty. In: Bagheri SC,ed. Current Therapy in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1st edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011: Chapter 108. Epstein-Barr virus associated smooth muscle tumors in post transplant pediatric patients: three cases of rare location, and review of the literature. Submitted to The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Aug 2011. Jung SJ, Walrath JD, Hudgins PA, Wojno T. Diffuse symmetric meningioma en plaque mimicking metabolic disease. Submitted to Orbit, Sept 2011. Murchison AP, Walrath JD, Washington CV. Non-surgical treatments of primary, non-melanoma eyelid malignancies: a review. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2011;39(1):65-83. Airiani S, Fine HF, Walrath JD, Chiang MF, FlynnJT. Bilateral circumferential macular folds in inflicted childhood neurotrauma. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 2010; 4(1):23-24. Walrath JD, Engelbert M, Kazim M. Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of optic nerve glioma progression into and beyond the optic chiasm. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008;24(6):473-5.

Gender: Male

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Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

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Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Northside Hospital
  • Northside Hospital

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Alliant Health Plan
  • Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
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  • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Atlanta HMOx
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
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  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

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Woolfson Eye Institute
7454 Hannover Pkwy S Ste 120
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 506-6955

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Georgia Ophthalmologists
4159 Mill St NE
Covington, GA 30014

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