Andrea Tooley, MD

Dr. Andrea Tooley is a fellow in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New York City. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and an Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Columbia University and Manhattan Ear, Eye, and Throat Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Tooley is a committee member for the AAO Young Ophthalmology (YO Committee), the AAO Communications Committee and the Women in Ophthalmology program committee. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist through the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been writing through her time in college, medical school, residency, and fellowship.

She started a blog and YouTube channel in medical school documenting her journey and has published articles on the dangers of eye tattoos, as well as tips to keep your eyes healthy for Woman’s Health.

She’s also dedicated to research and has had many published peer-reviewed articles which can be found on

After obtaining her private pilot’s license at 17 years old, her experience flying eventually introduced her to ophthalmology. Dr. Tooley met a pilot who worked for Orbis, an ophthalmology non-profit, and fell in love with the eye and decided to devote her life to helping improve people’s vision.

She currently lives in New York City with her husband and dog, while completing her specialty fellowship training in oculoplastics.

Dr. Tooley is passionate about education and leadership within ophthalmology, and this year was awarded the “Emerging Leader” award from Women in Ophthalmology.