Dr. Alice Song


Dr. Alice Song is an expert in oculofacial plastic, reconstructive and orbital surgery. This is a highly specialized area of plastic surgery that focuses on the area around the eyes, forehead and midface. Dr. Alice Song MD is an ophthalmologist specializing in eyelid and blepharoplasty surgical procedures.



Dr. Song received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a major in Chemistry and minors in Biology and Music. She received her medical degree from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, where she received the Howard Hughes Research Training Fellowship grant.

Dr. Song completed her postgraduate training in ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, which was ranked the #1 ophthalmology program by U.S. News & World Report. She was the recipient of the Pan-American Clinical Scholarship, which gave her the opportunity to work with ophthalmologists in Lima, Peru. She then completed an extensive 2-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship in ophthalmic plastic, orbital, and reconstructive surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, IA. She was in private practice in New York, where she was clinical instructor at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Then, she became Assistant Professor and Director of Oculoplastics at Loma Linda University. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC/Keck School of Medicine.

She is a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Song has lectured at universities and teaches eyelid/blepharoplasty courses at major ophthalmology meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has also published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Dr. Song has volunteered with Reading to Kids, The Flying Samaritans in Mexico, Love LA at skidrow in downtown Los Angeles, EyeCareAmerica and the Illumination Foundation to provide free medical and surgical ophthalmologic services to the homeless as well as and other organizations to provide free oculoplastics and ophthalmology care. Dr. Song has traveled overseas to Thailand and Mongolia.

In her spare time, she was a flutist in the Los Angeles Doctors' Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Monica Civic Light Opera Orchestra. She also enjoys singing, playing the piano, running, and swimming and is also a triathlete.

Dr. Song is listed in the OC Register 2016 Physicians of Excellence under Ophthalmology.

Dr. Song is fluent in Spanish.


  • 2007 Eye Jan 12.

    Song A, Carter KD, Nerad JA, Boldt C, Folk J. Steroid-induced ptosis: Case studies and histopathologic analysis.
  • Arch Ophthalmol 2006 May; 124(5): 741-3.

    Wirthlin R, Song A, Song J, Rosenfeld PJ. Verteporfin photodynamic therapy of choroidal neovascularization secondary to ocular toxoplasmosis.
  • Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2006 Mar-Apr; 22(2): 136-7.

    Song A, Carter KD. Bilateral traumatic globe subluxation.
  • EyeNet 2006; 10(6): 49-50.

    Leng J, Song A, Song J. The case that began with a dinner invite. (Orbital pseudotumor)
  • Arch Ophthalmol 2005 Oct; 123 (10): 1438-43.

    Song A, Syed N, Kirby PA, Carter KD. Giant cell angiofibroma of the ocular adnexae.
  • Laser Surgery of the Eye, The Magic of Lasers in Ophthalmology. 2004.

    Song A, Nerad JA. Chapter 36: CO2 Laser Resurfacing. In: Boyd BF, Agarwal AM, Boyd S, eds.
  • 2004 Eyenet Feb.

    Song A, The diagnosis that did not quite fit. (Sphenoid wing meningioma)
  • 2003 Laryngoscope Jul; 113(7): 1206-9.

    Graham SM, Brown CL, Carter KD, Song A, Nerad JA. Medical and lateral orbital wall surgery for balanced decompression in thyroid eye disease.
  • 2003 Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg Mar; 19(2): 140-4.

    Song A, Johnson TE, Dubovy SR, Toledano S. Treatment of recurrent eosinophilic granuloma with systemic therapy.
  • 2003 Ocular Surgery News 21 (21).

    Song A, Nerad JA. Patient presents with conjunctival melanoma.
  • 2002 Arch Ophthalmol Dec; 120(12): 1754-6.

    Song A, Dubovy SR, Berrocal AM, Murray T. Endogenous fungal retinitis in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia manifesting as uveitis and optic nerve lesion.
  • 2002 Ophthalmol May 109(5): 985-91.

    Song A, Scott IU, Flynn HW Jr, Budenz DL. Delayed-onset bleb-associated endophthalmitis: Clinical features and visual acuity outcomes.
  • 2002 Am J Ophthalmol Jan; 133(1): 162-4.

    Song A, Scott IU, Davis JL, Lam BL. Atypical anterior optic neuropathy caused by toxoplasmosis.
  • 2002 Ophthalmology Times 27(16).

    Song A, Song J, Joshi A, Dubovy SR, Neff AG. Wegener's granulomatosis in orbit.
  • 2002 Ophthalmology Times 27(10).

    Song A, Rosenfeld PR. Bilateral serious retinal detachment secondary to preeclampsia.
  • 2002 Ophthalmology Times 27(5).

    Song A, Yen M, Anderson R. Don t overlook possible orbital inflammatory pseudotumor.
  • 2002 Am J Ophthalmol 133(1):162-4.

    Song A, Scott IU, Lam BL, Davis JL. Anterior Optic Neuropathy Due To Toxoplasmosis.
  • 2001 Am J Ophthalmol 131(6):795-796.

    Song A, McCulley TJ, Lam BL, Feuer WJ, Miller D, Alfonso EC. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa In vitro crneal isolate sensitivity to ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin and trovafloxacin: A comparative study.
  • 2001 Protein Eng 14(5):315-319.

    Parker W, Sood A, Song A. Organization of regions with amphiphilic alpha-helical potential within the three-dimensional structure of beta-sheet proteins.
  • 1999 Glycobiology 9(9): 865-73.

    Parker W, Lins SS, Yu PB, Sood A, Nakamura YC, Song A, Everett ML, Platt JL. Naturally occurring anti-a-galactosyl antibodies: Relationship to xenoreactive anti-a-galactosyl antibodies.
  • 1998 Am J Pathol 152(3): 829-39.

    Parker W, Holzknecht ZE, Song A, Blocher BA, Bustos M, Reissner K, Everett ML, Platt JL. The fate of antigen in xenotransplantation: Implications for acute vascular rejection and acccommodation.