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Ronald Mancini, M.D.
Ronald Mancini, M.D.

Ronald Mancini, M.D.

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Oncology


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Ronald Mancini, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass., and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Mancini went on to an advanced oculofacial and orbital surgery fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and into private practice in Beverly Hills, followed by an additional fellowship in cosmetic facial surgery in Santa Monica, Calif.

Dr. Mancini is board certified in ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2010. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). He serves on the boards of the ASOPRS Technology and Education committees. 

Prior to joining the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern in 2010, Dr. Mancini was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he joined the CRISP Foundation surgical team. A humanitarian organization, CRISP (Children’s Rehabilitation Institute and Surgery Program) organizes bi-annual trips to Central America to assist children with facial deformities like cleft lips and palates. Dr. Mancini’s most recent CRISP mission was in 2010 to Guatemala, during which he performed numerous reconstructive facial surgeries over the course of one week.

Dr. Mancini is an active participant in the education of residents and fellows in the Department of Ophthalmology. He has mentored second- and third-year Ophthalmology residents and is a preceptor for the neuro-orbital fellowship. He has published more than 60 abstracts and peer-reviewed publications and was named a Texas Rising Star, a peer-selected award in Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors edition in 2012.

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Meet Dr. Mancini

Oculoplastic Surgeon

Prior to relocating to Dallas in 2010 and joining the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, oculoplastic and cosmetic facial surgeon Ronald Mancini, M.D., practiced in Beverly Hills, one of the most image-conscious communities in the U.S.

“Less is definitely more when it comes to facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, especially around the eye,” says Dr. Mancini, an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. “Whether having surgery to rejuvenate the eye area, or to remove an eyelid tumor, patients want natural results achieved in the least invasive way possible.”

Dr. Mancini specializes in minimally invasive plastic surgery around the eye (oculoplastics), and oculofacial cosmetic surgery.

“I’m an ophthalmologist first and foremost,” says Dr. Mancini, who completed two fellowships in orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery, and cosmetic facial plastic surgery.

"Through the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques requiring smaller incisions, we can now do what previously wasn’t possible in plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eye."

Dr. Mancini treats a diverse group of problems around the eye. He sees patients with orbit trauma and fractures, and tumors of the eyelids and orbit, and improves patients’ vision with techniques to repair droopy eyelids (ptosis). Eyelid and brow surgery to lessen signs of aging around the eye include brow lifts and upper/lower blepharoplasties. Another common procedure performed by Dr. Mancini includes bypassing an obstructed tear duct with a technique known as dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), which he performs endoscopically with no skin incision.

“No matter what type of surgery I perform, I use the smallest incisions possible to minimize scarring. These include endoscopic procedures with no external incisions,” says Dr. Mancini, who also offers patients nonsurgical options to rejuvenate the eye area. “Today’s fillers, like Restylane®, are great at minimizing the loss of volume and elasticity around the eye. Coupled with Botox® or Xeomin®, patients benefit from the convenience of an office visit for periocular rejuvenation, instead of outpatient surgery.”

For Dr. Mancini, working with a patient to decide which option is best – surgical or otherwise – is key.

A part of UT Southwestern’s Skull Base Surgery Program, Dr. Mancini teams with physicians across several specialties to treat patients with the most difficult problems. These physicians include otolaryngologists (head and neck surgeons), neurosurgeons, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, and pathologists.

The combined expertise of the doctors in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Skull Base Surgery Program “is only something you’d have in an academic setting like UT Southwestern,” says Dr. Mancini. “That’s what makes this one of the most stimulating places to work, on some of the toughest problems.”

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Jules Stein Eye Institute (2008-2009), Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Fellowship - Jules Stein Eye Institute (2006-2008), Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Residency - Medical College of Wisconsin (2003-2006), Ophthalmology
  • Internship - Roger Williams General Hospital (2002-2003), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Tufts University School of Medicine (2000-2002)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
Honors & Awards
  • Excellence in Research Award 2007, Jules Stein Eye Institute Annual Clinical and Research Seminar, Los Angeles, CA
  • Webster Paper Award 2008, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow 2010, American College of Surgeons
  • Consumers’ Research Council of America 2011, America’s Top Ophthalmologists
  • Board Member 2011, Information Technology Cmte. of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011-2014
  • Super Doctors® Rising Stars℠ 2013, Texas Monthly magazine special advertising section
  • D Magazine 2013, Best Doctors in Dallas
  • Board of Directors 2013, Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • small incision and minimally invasive oculoplastic surgical techniques
  • fat transfer and grafting techniques

Clinical Focus

  • Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Oncology
  • Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Medical Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of Head & Neck Cancers
  • Skin Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment of Benign Head & Neck Conditions
  • Facial Paralysis Surgery & Restoration
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Laser & Skin Care
  • Congenital Facial Anomalies
  • Non-Surgical Treatment Options
  • Facial Paralysis Correction Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Trauma
  • Melanoma
  • Radiation Therapy for Ocular Melanoma
  • Head & Neck Cancers

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