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Andrew Steven Eiseman MD

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
Academic Focus
  • Orbital trauma
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • lacrimal drainage abnormalities
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Andrew S. Eiseman, M.D. is the Chairman of the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is a Professor of Ophthalmology and he holds the Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology. He is also the director of the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery service at the Storm Eye Institute. Dr. Eiseman came to Storm Eye from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he served as the Chief of the Ophthalmology Department and the Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service.

Dr. Eiseman received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a distinguished cadet. He received his M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he was the class valedictorian. He completed his internship and Ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1994 where he also served as the Chief Resident. He then completed his fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in 1998. Dr. Eiseman was the director of the Oculoplastics Service at Walter Reed for over 14 years as a surgeon performing challenging cases of complex orbital trauma and cosmetic rejuvenation.

Dr. Eiseman served as the program director of the Ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed from 2005 to 2011 and he is a mentor oral board examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a member of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. He is a journal reviewer for several peer reviewed journals and he has served on several national committees to include the Digital Media Committee and the Oculoplastics Knowledge Base Panel of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Oculoplastics Exam Development Committee of the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Department of Defense Joint Readiness Advisory Board, and the Department of Defense Vision Improvement Subcommittee.

Dr. Eiseman has published a number of peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He performs clinical research and his areas of interest include lacrimal drainage disorders and ocular trauma and he has presented his research findings at national and international meetings. He has received several awards to include the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, the Department of Defense “A” Designator for Academic Excellence, the Medical University of South Carolina Outstanding Clinician Award, and he was elected into the Order of Military Medical Merit. He is a flight surgeon and his military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.

Since becoming Chairman of the Storm Eye Institute in 2016, Dr. Eiseman has significantly expanded the scope and breadth of services available.  Storm Eye now has a full-service Vision Center Optical Dispensary, a Dry Eye Clinic, a Refractive Surgery Center, an Ocular Oncology Service, and a state-of-the-art Surgical Training Center.  The downtown Charleston clinic spaces have been renovated and several new satellite Ophthalmology clinics have opened in North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and West Ashley.  An Ambulatory Surgery Facility opened in Mount Pleasant in 2020 to add additional surgical services capacity.