BLEPHAROPLASTY 101 is the work of Dr. Frank Meronk, Jr., a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a fellowship-trained specialist in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Over the course of a thirty-two year Southern California practice devoted to cosmetic oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Meronk performed tens of thousands of first-time and revision blepharoplasty procedures on patients from throughout the United States and abroad.
Unbeknownst to most colleagues and acquaintances, Dr. Meronk has devoted serious time during the past three decades to the art of literary fiction. He is the author of three novels under a pen name as well as an Infinite Jest-length exploration of the devaluation of human memory in the age of the microprocessor. Prior to and especially since his retirement from medicine, his writing efforts have been more focused on the short story, a literary form that while presently out of favor is gaining in popularity in concert with the Internet-fostered decreasing attention spans of many readers.
The Chest That Launched a Thousand Slips, a collection of fifteen short and long stories built around the setting of plastic surgery, is scheduled to appear in early 2018. Learn more >
College: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Internship: Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson
Diplomate, Board of Medical Examiners, State of California
Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Elected Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Elected Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery