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Charisse M. Chin, D.O., M.P.H.

"Everyday I'm reminded of what an honor and gift it is to serve in my vocation. Your vision and health are important to me and I look forward to being able to share my passion for ophthalmology with you and your family."


Charisse Chin, D.O., M.P.H., is a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon who practices oculoplastic surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataract surgery.  She specializes in disorders of the eyelids, tear ducts, and orbit.  Dr. Chin also performs cosmetic evaluations, treatments, and surgery, such as skin peels, neuromodulator injections (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) and dermal fillers. Dr. Chin recently joined the team at Pacific Eye Institute. She is a Southern California native and happy to be back in the area practicing and looks forward to serving the Inland Empire.

Dr. Chin completed a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  While at Wills Eye Hospital, she took part in resident education and staffed the world-renowned Wills Eye Emergency Room.  During her undergraduate studies, she developed a passion for serving the public and improving health outcomes.  This lead her to obtain a Master of Public Health degree and ultimately attend medical school.   Dr. Chin speaks English, Spanish, and some Vietnamese and she is currently accepting new patients. She enjoys community outreach and is pleased to join Pacific Eye Institute.

Education & Training

  • College
    Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies, University of Southern California -Los Angeles California
    (1999 – 2003)
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Osteopathy, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOMA), Mesa, AZ (2009-2013)
  • Internship
    Ophthalmology Internship, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2012-2013)
  • Fellowship
    Oculoplastics, Orbit and Skull Base Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2017-2018)
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology Resident, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2014-2016) *Chief Resident (2017-2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Women of Wills

Awards and Achievements

  • Medical Humanities Scholarship Program 2011
  • Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health Award 2010 & 2009
  • American Medical Student Association Medical Humanities Scholarship 2010
  • T. Still University Class of 2013 Scholarship
  • Tulane University School of Public Health Commencement Speaker Loma Linda University Healthy People Scholarship
  • Chancellor’s List Honoree
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society 2004

  •  Optical coherence tomography and optic neuritis.” Presented at the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (AOCOO) Mid-year Meeting. Detroit, Michigan. September 2015.
  •  Ophthalmic emergencies.” Presented at Roxborough Community Hospital for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Intern Class. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. July 2015
  •  General ophthalmology.” Presented at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine MS II Class. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 2014.
  •  Cataracts and surgery.” Presented at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineMS II Class. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 2014
  • Degenerative myopia.” Presented at Oklahoma State University Medical Center 0phthalmology Resident Morning Report. Tulsa, Oklahoma. August 2012.
  • Retinopathy of prematurity.” Presented at Doctors Hospital Ophthalmology ResidentMorning Report. Columbus, Ohio. July 2012.

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