Brent Hayek, MD

Brent Hayek, MD

Brent Hayek, MD, is currently an assistant professor in the section of oculoplastics, orbital and cosmetic surgery at the Emory Eye Center. His areas of expertise include both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Hayek's clinical focus is multifaceted. He addresses “droopy” (puffy) or malpositioned eyelids and eyebrows with in-office or ambulatory surgical procedures. He treats Graves disease or thyroid problems as they affect the eyes, and orbital problems including tumors around the eye and fractures that affect the protective bony walls. He handles tearing problems that involve obstruction, infection or other issues of the tear drain system.

Cosmetic services include Botox®, facial fillers and peels, upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, as well as endoscopic forehead lifts.

Dr. Hayek's research interests include eyelid and orbital tumors, as well as various implants suitable for long-term eyelid reconstruction.

National Recognition

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society.

He has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and has presented at regional, national and international meetings.

Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Orbital disorders
  • Orbital tumors
  • Tearing disorders and infections
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Forehead lifts
  • Botox injections
  • Facial fillers and peels
  • Orbital implants
  • Latisse®


  • Fellowship: Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-08
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Loyola University, Maywood, IL, 2003-06
  • Internship: General Surgery, Loyola University, Maywood, IL, 2002-03
  • Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1998-02