Ann Jayaram, MD

Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology

Dr. Ann Jayaram is an Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology in Menlo Park, CA. She joined the practice in September 2016 and is the group's eyelid plastic surgery specialist. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is fellowship trained in medical and cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Jayaram grew up in Chicago, where her parents still reside, and she has an older brother who is a physician in Nashville.  In her spare time Dr. Jayaram likes exploring San Francisco, trying new restaurants, wine tasting, hiking, seeing great views, and admiring interesting architecture. She is a lover of country music and a self-confessed online shopaholic, which she does on her train rides between the City and work.

Dr. Jayaram attended Stanford University where she graduated with both a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and a Bachelors of Arts in Communication. She received her medical degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine intern year at University of Chicago’s NorthShore Health System and then a three-year ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University. Following residency, Dr. Jayaram completed a one-year intensive oculoplastic surgery fellowship at Tufts University’s New England Eye Center in Boston, during which she completed over 1,000 medical and cosmetic eyelid surgeries and procedures.

Dr. Jayaram loves how artistic surgery can be and is always fascinated by the healing process. She particularly loves eyelid surgery because the eyes are the focal point of the face. She feels the 'magic' every time she's in the OR, but especially when calling for the blade/making the first incision and when she is able to tell the patient that the procedure is done and everything went great.

The OR is a place where you have to be fully in control of your mind and actions—in many ways it’s like meditation - you have to be disciplined enough to focus your mind.

Dr. Jayaram loves building connections with her patients that extend far beyond the procedural aspects of care. This continuum of care spans a thorough consultation, discussion of all possible treatment options, delivering the actual treatment and then the follow up. She prides herself on the human connection that medicine and surgery can bring, which only enhances the quality of care and the inherent trust necessary whenever dealing with someone's health and well-being.

Dr. Jayaram is an advocate for women pursuing careers in surgery and actually believes that being a woman is an asset. In her words, "Women are incredible healers--we pay attention to detail, we are compassionate, we have a gentle, woman's touch. View being a woman as an asset in the OR, not a handicap."

I received an amazing account of Dr. Jayaram's care, which speaks far beyond what she represents as a surgeon and 'touches' who she is as a person:

"Dr. Ann Jayaram recently performed surgery on my eyelids. I was nervous going in, but she had an incredible disposition that made me feel calm and excited to get this procedure done. She explained the procedure in great length to me (in actual English and not medical jargon) ensuring I understood everything that would happen. On the day of surgery, she touched my hand and said that I would be in good care - it was such a small, yet impressionable gesture that eased my anxiety in ways that perhaps only she could. The procedure went well, but the care didn't end there. Dr. Jayaram followed up with me several times after the surgery and I could feel that she cared about me as a person, and not just as a patient - in my 'eyes', that made all the difference."

Dr. Jayaram's Info:

Practioner Page: Link
Practice: Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology Medical Group
Phone: (650) 324-0056
Board Certifications: American Board of Ophthalmology
Hospital Privileges: Stanford University, El Camino Hospital

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