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“Empowering patients through personalized care and innovative techniques in oculofacial surgery is my passion. I believe in treating each patient with the same compassion and dedication as I would a family member.”

— Natalie Stanciu, M.D.
Dr. Stanciu

Natalie
Stanciu, M.D.

Dr. Stanciu is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She specializes in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Her areas of interest include minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, droopy eyelids and ptosis. Her personal approach to patient care is to treat each individual as you would a loved one.

Dr. Natalie Stanciu was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After placing second at the NY state tennis championship and traveling throughout the country competing in national tournaments, Dr. Stanciu went on to play for the Cornell University women’s tennis team. In 2002 she graduated with honors from this prestigious school with a bachelor’s degree in Policy Analysis and Management.

She then attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she was given recognition for her community service work. After medical school, Dr. Stanciu completed an internal medicine internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She then stayed in Miami and completed her three-year residency in ophthalmology.

She came to Austin, Texas in 2011 and completed a two-year, prestigious, and highly sought after her fellowship in orbital and oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at TOC. This fellowship is approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is highly specialized, graduating with only approximately fifteen physicians nationwide each year.

She has presented at numerous national meetings and authored several scientific research papers in addition to a clinical book chapter. She has volunteered her medical services all over the world including Haiti, Vietnam, and Egypt. Dr. Stanciu’s interests include spending time with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, painting, and photography. She speaks Spanish, Romanian, and French and is a third-generation physician.

Specialties

Education

Cornell
University

My journey in medicine began at Cornell University, where my experiences as a student-athlete in tennis honed my discipline and focus, complementing my academic pursuit in Policy Analysis and Management.

University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine

At the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, I deepened my commitment to medicine, receiving recognition for my community service, a cornerstone of my medical philosophy.

Jackson Memorial Hospital
– Miami, FL

My internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital was a formative experience in internal medicine, laying the groundwork for my specialization in ophthalmology.

Bascom Palmer
Eye Institute

My residency in ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was pivotal, where I immersed myself in the complexities of eye health and patient care.

TOC Eye
and Face

Completing my fellowship in orbital and oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at TOC Eye and Face was a defining moment in my career, equipping me with specialized skills that I passionately apply in my practice today.”

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