Julie Ann Woodward, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Oculoplastics Ophthalmology
Professor in Dermatology
Campus mail: Box 3802 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-4224

Julie Woodward, MD is the chief of oculofacial surgery at Duke, She specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and orbit as well as the cosmetic laser surgery of the skin. Dr. Woodward has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and several textbooks on cosmetic lasers, injectable fillers, neuromodulators, and benign essential blepharospasm. She speaks frequently at both national and international meetings. In addition, she serves on the editorial board of two aesthetic journals and is the first female oculofacial surgeon to be featured on the cover of the Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine. Dr. Woodward is a passionate artist and works with a variety of mediums. Her work as a cosmetic surgeon is an extension of her great love of art.

Education and Training

  • University of Texas Medical School, Houston, M.D. 1993
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine, Ophthalmology 3-year Residency, Ophthalmology


Periocular Fillers and Related Anatomy

Aging of the periocular area involves changes of the skin, muscle, fat, and bones. Facial fillers can be helpful in minimizing these changes by restoring youthful fullness to periocular areas that have undergone volume loss or loss of support.

Facial Filler Complications

The use of facial fillers has greatly expanded over the past several years. Along with increased use comes a rise in documented complications, ranging from poor cosmetic result to nodules, granulomas, necrosis, and blindness.