Mark Lucarelli, MD, specializes in oculofacial surgery (oculoplastics), including medically necessary eyelid surgery, cosmetic eyelid, midface and brow surgery, thryoid eye disease, repair of skin cancer defects and trauma, tear duct surgery, orbital surgery, fillers and Botox, and other cosmetic facial procedures.
Dr. Lucarelli (left) and UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Chair Terri Young, (right) attend the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) in Athens, Greece. Dr. Lucarelli delivered a talk on “Treating synkinesis with botulinum toxin: strategies, case examples, and treatment of buccinator.”
More information about the meeting can be found on www.esoprs2016.gr.
Dr. Lucarelli was installed as the inaugural Richard K. Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery, by department chair Terri Young, MD, MBA, at a ceremony held in conjunction with the annual oculoplastics course for residents and other learners in February. The endowed professorship is the culmination of an 18-year philanthropic effort that raised more than $550,000 in honor of Dr. Richard Dortzbach, affectionately known as Dortz.
The renowned Ocular Oncology team at Wills Eye Hospital visit with Dr. Lucarelli at his recent visit. Dr. Lucarelli served as Visiting Professor, presenting lectures to residents and fellows and discussing interesting Grand Rounds cases that were presented by the residents.
Established in 1832, Wills Eye Hospital is the oldest eye hospital in the United States and widely regarded as one of the best in the world.
Dr. Lucarelli was recognized at the annual meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by ASOPRS President Dr. Donald Kikkawa for two years of service to the organization on its Executive Committee as Secretary of Meetings.
Dr Lucarelli will continue his work as Program Director for the ASOPRS training program at UW-Madison.
For the fifth straight year, Dr. Lucarelli served as the course director of the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS) course on Thyroid Eye Disease at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This course provides an update on the state-of-the-art management of thyroid orbitopathy through lectures, case presentations and panel discussions.
Dr. Lucarelli also serves as Secretary of Meetings (2013-2014) for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). In 2013, Dr. Lucarelli also chaired the ASOPRS Awards Committee. At left, Dr. Lucarelli presents the ASOPRS Research Award to Dr. Jerry Shields.
Dr. Lucarelli participated in the World Ophthalmology Congress in Abu Dhabi, joining other internationally-recognized experts from around the world. He helped organize and co-chaired the symposium "Exploring Controversies in Oculoplastic Surgery," which included 14 experts from seven countries. In other sessions, Dr. Lucarelli spoke about eyelid surgery for thyroid eye disease and precision in ptosis surgery.
Dr. Deb Sherman and Dr. Lucarelli joined a team of 7 other surgeons and 30 other volunteers on a medical mission trip to Clinica Peña De Horeb, Cintalapa, Mexico. The trip was hosted by Good News Friends, Inc.
Approximately 30 of the patients were treated for oculoplastic conditions such as severely blocked and infected tear ducts. Pediatric ophthalmologists operated another 24 patients for crossed or misaligned eyes. Many others patients enjoyed improved vision after surgery by cataract surgeons.
After more than three years of preparation, Dr. Daniel Albert's and Dr. Lucarelli's second edition of the Clinical Atlas of Procedures in Ophthalmic and Oculofacial Surgery has been released by Oxford University Press.
The atlas consists of 100 chapters prepared by more than 150 leading surgeons from five continents and includes more than 2,500 illustrations.
For the 10th straight year Dr. Lucarelli served as course director of "Oculoplastic Surgery: Anatomic Foundations, Surgical Techniques, and Enhanced Results" at The American Academy of Ophthalmology's international meeting of ophthalmology and its subspecialties. Dr. Lucarelli also directed a course on thyroid eye disease for the third straight year. This course offered an excellent overview and a lively exchange of perspectives on state-of-the-art care from experts around the globe.
Dr. Lucarelli participated in Chrysalis 2011, a major international oculofacial surgery conference in Chennai, India. Dr. Lucarelli presented on topics including brow lifting, blepharoplasty, ptosis surgery, and thyroid eye disease to the 220 doctors present on site and another 150 doctors from 18 countries participating via a live web link. Aesthetic office procedures and surgical techniques were also performed. The conference was organized by Dr. Shubhra Goel, who completed an international fellowship in ophthalmic facial plastic surgery at UW in 2009.
Dr. Lucarelli served as one of several physician experts invited to speak at the Patient and Family Conference of the National Graves' Disease Foundation in San Diego. Dr. Lucarelli presented on topics including:
• What's Wrong with My Eyes?
• Managing Dry Eyes in Thyroid Eye Disease
• Eyelid Retraction Surgery
He also served on the physician panel for questions and answers about thyroid eye disease.
In January, Dr. Lucarelli returned to Clinica Peña De Horeb, Chiapas, Mexico on a medical mission trip hosted by Good News Friends, Inc. A team of seven surgeons and supporting personnel carried out much needed surgical care for 150 indigent adults and children Chiapas.
The experience was tremendously rewarding and memorable for all who participated, including two high school students who are considering medicine as a profession.