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Cesar A. Briceno, MD

Cesar A. Briceno, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Dr. Briceno is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Cesar A. Briceno

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

  • Oculoplastics Services

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Eyelashes
  • Artificial Tears
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharitis Cleansing Routine
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Eyelid Deformities
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery (Canthoplasty)
  • Melanoma
  • Oculofacial and Orbital Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Eye Disorders

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Briceño is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery, a field that involves aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eye socket (orbit), and tear duct system. He has special expertise thyroid eye disease, orbital trauma and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and upper face. He also has expertise in cosmetic eyelid, brow and midface surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and fillers.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Residency: USC Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center


AAO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Program, Local AAO-ASOPRS Online Knowledge Center, Local American Academy of Ophthalmology, National American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS), Local Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, International Sociedad Panamericana de Oculoplastía, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Briceno is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Briceño is interested in studying surgical and quality of life outcomes in eyelid, orbital and lacrimal surgery. He is also interested in finding ways to enhance medical student and resident education, especially in surgical settings. He is also interested in finding novel ways enhance provider diversity within the surgical subspecialties.

Key Words
Thyroid eye disease, orbit, eyelid, ptosis, blepharoplasty, ectropion, entropion, trichiasis, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, orbital fracture, orbital tumors, tear duct problems, trauma, chalazion, filler, botox

Selected Publications:

Gupta S, Briceño CA, Nelson C, Douglas RS.: Customized Minimally Invasive Orbital Decompression for Thyroid Eye Disease. Expert Review of Ophthalmology. : 2012.

Briceño César A, Gupta Shivani, Douglas Raymond S: Advances in the management of thyroid eye disease. International ophthalmology clinics 53 (3): 93-101,2013.

Briceño César A, Zhang-Nunes Sandy X, Massry Guy G: Minimally invasive options for the brow and upper lid. Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America 23 (2): 153-66,2015.

Briceño César A, Zhang-Nunes Sandy X, Massry Guy G: Minimally invasive surgical adjuncts to upper blepharoplasty. Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America 23 (2): 137-51,2015.

Briceño CA, Massry GG: Upper Blepharoplasty and Aesthetic Surgical Adjuncts Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation Second Edition. : 2017.

Briceño César A, Elner Victor M, Demirci Hakan: Lymphangiogenic and Chemotactic Factors in Conjunctival Melanoma. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery : 2015.

Ballard Tiffany N S, Briceño César A: Minocycline-induced orbital rim discoloration. Journal of AAPOS 20 (2): 182-4,2016.

Cani Andi K, Soliman Moaaz, Hovelson Daniel H, Liu Chia-Jen, McDaniel Andrew S, Haller Michaela J, Bratley Jarred V, Rahrig Samantha E, Li Qiang, Briceño César A, Tomlins Scott A, Rao Rajesh C: Comprehensive genomic profiling of orbital and ocular adnexal lymphomas identifies frequent alterations in MYD88 and chromatin modifiers: new routes to targeted therapies. Modern pathology : 2016.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)