Sandy X. Zhang-Nunes

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Sandy X. Zhang-Nunes, MD

Areas of treatment:

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
Droopy Eyelids
Brow Ptosis
Reconstruction after Moh's tumor excision
Thyroid Eye Disease
Orbital Facial Fractures
Cosmetic Surgery
Laser and Light Therapy


  • Ophthalmology


  • Department of Ophthalmology


  • Chinese
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Sandy X. Zhang-Nunes, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • USC Eye Institute (Arcadia)
  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Dr. Zhang-Nunes earned her undergraduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She then completed her ophthalmology residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA and completed a prestigious two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship based at Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio in Columbus. Her clinical interests involve eyelid and eyebrow lifting surgeries for both cosmesis and functional reasons (blepharoplasty, ptosis surgery, endoscopic brow lifts), cosmetic lower eyelid, midface and full face surgery, reconstruction after Mohs (tumor) excisions, orbital disease such as thyroid eye disease, tumors, fractures, eyelid malpositions from aging and congenital anomalies, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, cosmetic laser and light therapy, botox and fillers. Dr. Zhang-Nunes treats each patient with care, addressing concerns to achieve the most natural and optimal results as possible. She also enjoys teaching having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters as well as lecturing and presenting research nationally and internationally.


BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 1999-2003
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Medicine, 2003-2008


Transitional Year Internship – Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008-2009


University of California Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2009-2012


ASOPRS Fellowship, Ophthalmic Surgeons & Consultants of OH


Board Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology, 2013

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Los Angeles County Medical Association
California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Women in Ophthalmology


National Merit Scholar (1999), Discover Card Scholarship (1999), Zonta Club scholarship (1999), National Beta Club scholarship (1999), Olympus Titan Award (1999), MIT Excellent Academic Record (2002), Hans-Lukas Teuber Award for outstanding research and academics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (2003), Community Connection Award for leadership in Alternative Spring Break (2003), Sigma Xi Honor Society (2003), Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2003), American Neurological Association Travel Award, Sarnoff Foundation Research Award (2005), Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship Award (2005)