Doug_Marx.jpgDouglas P. Marx, MD, an oculoplastic surgeon with extensive pediatric and adult reconstructive experience, has joined the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.

A Utah native, Marx was formerly an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and practiced at Baylor Eye Physicians & Surgeons and Texas Children’s Hospital. He joins the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as an associate professor.

Specializing in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery, Marx has extensive experience in pediatric oculoplastics related to cancer and other eye socket and eyelid abnormalities. He has a particular interest in orbital tumors, eyelid and orbital reconstruction, and congenital defects. Marx will practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center, Primary Children’s Hospital, and the Redwood and South Jordan Health Centers.

As a researcher, Marx has studied congenital ptosis, orbital diseases, thyroid eye disease, orbital inflammation, and orbital neoplasms. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, most recently on the topic of pediatric orbital lymphoma, congenital droopy eyelids, and eyelid reconstruction following cancer removal.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Marx earned his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Oregon Health and Sciences Casey Eye Institute. Marx is also a recipient of the Stephen N. Schindler Award for high ethical and humane standards.