Meet Dr. Paul
Dr. Sean Paul grew up in south Texas. After graduating near the top of his class, he was accepted into the highly prestigious Business Honors Program (BHP) at The University of Texas at Austin. During college, he was named Student of the Year by the Cactus Yearbook and awarded Outstanding Business Senior upon graduation. He took an active role in the Austin community with both The Arc of Capital Area and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas during his time as a part of the community service organizations Texas Cowboys and Texas Blazers. He moved onto medical school in San Antonio, where he served as Class President at The University of Texas Medical School for four years. After medical school, he completed a rigorous internship in surgery, medicine, and pediatrics in Fort Worth, Texas at John Peter Smith Hospital. He then completed his ophthalmology surgical residency training at the highly regarded Dean McGee Eye Institute. During residency, Dr. Paul was then chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants to train for two years as an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fellow (less than 20% of applicants chosen each year). Under the mentorship of Dr. Gerald Harris, world renowned Orbital and Oculofacial surgeon and past editor of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, and a team of amazing mentors he completed his ASOPRS fellowship at the prestigious Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He pursued further elective training in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face in Miami, Beverly Hills, and the greater Chicago area and is thrilled to return to his home in Texas. Dr. Paul is a board certified surgeon by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Dr. Paul specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses a blended approach of non-surgical treatments and surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide the best patient care. Dr. Paul has authored numerous scientific articles. He has been invited to speak at many national and international meetings including Lake Como, Italy and Sydney, Australia. He has returned home to Texas and now practices Oculofacial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas. To learn more about Dr. Paul and the surgical procedures offered, please enjoy our website and contact us at 512.642.5050 to schedule an initial consultation.
COLLEGE: B.B.A (Business Honors Program) – University of Texas, Austin MEDICAL SCHOOL: M.D. – University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio INTERNSHIP: Transitional Year – John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth RESIDENCY: Ophthalmology – Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City FELLOWSHIP: Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ophthalmology: Board Certified in November 2014 (active) Texas Medical Board license #: Q2823 (active) DEA license: TX (active)
- American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) – Diplomat
- American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) – Fellow Member
- American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Fellow member
- Texas Medical Association
- Travis County Medical Society
- Austin Ophthalmological Society
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- American Medical Association (AMA
- Business Honors Alumni Association
- Texas Cowboys Alumni Association
- Texas Blazers Alumni Association
Dr. Paul was just invited to join the Travis County Medical Society Public Health Committee in 2016. He will be collaborating with the Austin/Travis County Department of Health and Human Services in responding to events such as hurricane evacuations in which volunteer physicians are needed to staff temporary shelter clinics or special needs medical shelters. University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio Class President, UT School of Medicine-San Antonio Class of 2009, 2005-2009 Student Commencement Speaker, UT School of Medicine Class of 2009 Commencement Ceremony Chairperson of the Graduate and Health Affairs Student Advisory Committee to UT Board of Regents, 2007-2008 Best Clinical Research Presentation, 13th Annual AMSA Meeting, sponsored by the National Health Service Corps and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, 2008 Student Speaker, Burial of the Ashes Ceremony Honoring Donated Cadavers, 2006 Medical Student Merit Award, UT School of Medicine Alumni Association, 2005-2006 University of Texas at Austin Barbara Jordan Leadership Award: Top Graduating Business School Senior, UT Austin, 2004-2005 Outstanding Student of the Year, Cactus Yearbook, UT Austin, 2003-2004 College President of the Year, Student Senate, UT Austin, 2003-2004
Professional Meeting Presentations
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fall Symposium (Poster Presentation) – Chicago, IL October 17, 2014. Traumatic Orbital Encephalocele. Wei L, Lucarelli M, Paul S, Wells T, Griepentrog G. Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) Masters’ Symposium on Blepharoplasty and Upper Facial Rejuvenation – September 18, 2014. Supported by Australian & New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS) and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Topic: Pearls in Upper Eyelid Surgery Wisconsin Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (WSOPRS) – Delafield, WI, April 11, 2014. Diagnosis and Management of a Rare Case of Orbital Necrotizing Fasciitis in a Child Dean McGee Eye Institute Symposium Summer (Presentation) – Oklahoma City, OK, June 2013. Secondary IOLs via Scleral Tunnel Technique Dean McGee Eye Institute Symposium Summer (Presentation) – Oklahoma City, OK, June 2012. Graves’ Orbitopathy: Preliminary Prospective Study – Update European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) Meeting (Platform Presentation) – Cernobbio, Italy, September 17, 2011. Unconventional approach to the surgical management of a periorbital giant hairy nevus. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fall Symposium (Platform Presentation) – Orlando, FL, October 21, 2011. Periocular Necrotizing Fasciitis. Paul S, Turbin R, Crum A, Lesser R, Moreau A, de la Garza AG, Levin F. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fall Symposium (Poster) – Orlando, FL, October 21, 2011. Microphthalmos with Orbital Cyst – Presentation, Radiography, and Management. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fall Symposium (Poster) – Orlando, FL, October 21, 2011. Ultrasound imaging of traumatic optic neuropathy using a rat model. Burt B, Paul S, Garza C, Montgomery L, Plavisc S, Goldberg R. Dean McGee Eye Institute Symposium (Presentation) – Oklahoma City, OK, June 2011. Graves’ Orbitopathy: Preliminary Prospective Study. Association of Vision and Research in Ophthalmology (ARVO) Meeting (Poster) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 1, 2011. Pathology and Management of Orbital Cysts seen in Microphthalmos. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting (Poster) – Chicago, IL, October 18, 2010. Malignant and Benign Eyelid Lesions in San Francisco: Review of a Diverse Urban Population. Paul S, Vo D, Silkiss R. American Medical Students Association (AMSA) Meeting Spring 2008 (Poster) – Houston, TX March 13, 2008. Microbiological and Clinical Correlations of Corneal Ulcers in South Texas. Paul S, Reyes M, Hahn-Navas S, Johnson D. Medical Student Research Day 2006 (Poster) – San Antonio, TX, October 17, 2006. Evaluation of increased copy number of the mesenchymal-type cadherin gene family in prostate cancer. Paul S, Reveles X, Brand T, Leach R.
Oncocytic Adenocarcinoma of the Orbit. Harris GJ, Paul S, Hunt BC. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] Interface haze associated with topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use after descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Paul S, Bonkowske JJ, Stone DU. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Nov;29(9):809-11 Periocular necrotizing fasciitis causing blindness. Shield DR, Servat J, Paul S, Turbin RE, Moreau A, de la Garza A, El Rassi E, Silbert J, Lesser R, Levin F. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;131(9):1225-7. Intralesional Bevacizumab Use for Invasive Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia. Paul S, Stone DU, J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Dec;28(6):647-9. The Rifleman Who Changed His View. Paul S, Bradford RH, Oetting T. AAO EyeNet Magazine: Morning Rounds. Nov/Dec 2011. Malignant and Benign Eyelid Lesions in San Francisco: Study of a Diverse Urban Population. Paul S, Vo D, Silkiss R. Am J of Clin Med. Winter 2011; 8(1) 40-46. Cardiothoracic surgery resident education: Update on resident recruitment and job placement. Salazar JD, Ermis P, Laudito A, Lee R, Wheatley GH, Paul S, Calhoon J. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006; 82:1160-1165.
International Invited Faculty for Endoscopic and Aesthetic Dissection Program Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) Masters’ Symposium on Blepharoplasty and Upper Facial Rejuvenation – September 19-20, 2014. Supported by Australian & New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS) and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Topic: Endoscopic Orbital, Lacrimal, and Brow Surgery & Upper and Lower Lid Surgery Medical College of Wisconsin Director for Oculoplastics Suturing Course, August 2014 Preceptor for Orbital Dissection Course for Ophthalmology Residents, January-February 2014. Preceptor of Orbital and Face Gross Anatomy Dissection for First Year Medical Students November 2013. Preceptor for Oculoplastics Suturing Course, August 2013 Dean McGee Eye Institute Preceptor for Ophthalmology Exam for Medical Students 2010-2012. University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Residents Council 2010-2011. University of Texas School of Medicine-San Antonio Senior Teaching Assistant: Created Instructional Videos for First Year Medical School Gross Anatomy Gross Anatomy Dissection: Orbital Contents, August 2008. Gross Anatomy Dissection: Eyelids and Lacrimal Apparatus, August 2008.