Dr. Valenzuela specializes in oculoplastic surgery and will see patients at the ECA clinic on the first and third Friday of each month.
Maria Alejandra Valenzuela-Arellano, M.D., obtained her medical and ophthalmology degree in Chile, completing four fellowships in Canada and Australia: two of them in Orbit and Oculoplastics, and the others in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ocular Oncology. Dr. Valenzuela’s main areas of research are orbital and ocular adnexal tumors, systemic disorders with orbital/eyelid involvement, rehabilitation of the anophthalmic socket, and lacrimal outflow disturbance in children and adults. Dr. Valenzuela developed the first tertiary orbital and reconstructive periocular service for the entire east coast of Canada. She was recruited by Tulane University in New Orleans in 2011. Since arriving at Tulane, she has been actively involved in residency training while continuing to develope her medical research, and innovative surgical techniques for the southern United States. Dr. Valenzuela is a reviewer in over a dozen of scientific journals, she has over 300 presentations and more than 70 national and international publications.