Michael S. Ehrlich, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Director, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Yale Ophthalmology

Departments & Organizations

Faculty Research

Oculoplastics & Orbit

Ophthalmology and Visual Science Patient Care Faculty

Yale Medicine


Dr. Michael Ehrlich is a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon and board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Ehrlich specializes in evaluation and treatment of functional and aesthetic disorders of the eyelids, mid-face (cheeks), eyebrows, forehead, lacrimal (tearing) system and orbit (eye socket).

Dr. Ehrlich performed a 2-year fellowship at Duke University Hospital in oculoplastic surgery where he received the Hornaday award for outstanding fellow in clinical care, ethics and research. Prior to this he trained as a resident at Wills Eye Hospital, consistently one of the top 3 eye hospitals in the country. Dr. Ehrlich served his internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center and attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He graduated with honors from Duke University with a degree in health policy and a curriculum emphasizing art history and architecture.

Dr. Ehrlich is available for consultations regarding all oculoplastic and orbital conditions. Dr. Ehrlich’s clinical interests include revisional eyelid surgery, blepharospasm, and thyroid eye disease.

Education & Training

MD Jefferson Medical College (2005)
BA Duke University (2000)
Fellowship Duke University Medical Center
Residency Wills Eye Hospital
Internship Albert Einstein Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Top Doctor for Ophthalmology 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Hornaday Award for outstanding clinical care and researchDuke University Hospital (2012)

  • Ophthalmology Times/AMO Resident Writer’s Award nominee, 2008 Ophthalmology Times Magazine (2008)

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Summer of Discovery Extramural Research Award, 1997National Institute of Health (1997)

  • Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition (now the Intel International Science Talent Search) Semi-finalist, 1996Society for Science and the Public (1996)

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