ADAM R. SWEENEY, MD

Adam R. Sweeney, MD

Adam R. Sweeney, MD

Adam R. Sweeney, MD specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face. Dr. Sweeney earned his Medical Degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington, where he stayed to complete his residency in ophthalmology.

Dr. Sweeney was selected for an additional two years of specialized training in oculofacial, orbital, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine where he trained at the renowned Cullen Eye Institute.

Dr. Sweeney has completed training in pediatric oculoplastic surgery at the nationally-ranked Texas Children’s Hospital and has trained in reconstructive surgery at the #1 ranked cancer institute—MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has also spent significant time working with patients at Veteran’s hospitals across the country.

Dr. Sweeney is one of only 800 members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has lectured at several national oculoplastic conferences, has published extensively in medical journals, and has written numerous book chapters on eyelid, orbital, and tear drainage surgery. While enjoying treating patients for all types of oculoplastic disease, Dr. Sweeney has particular interests in cosmetic upper and lower eyelid surgery, eyelid reconstruction following removal of skin cancer, tear drain obstruction, thyroid eye disease, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

With his free time, Dr. Sweeney enjoys running, hiking, camping, snorkeling, golfing, and playing tennis. He is an avid photographer and enjoys never passes up an opportunity to travel abroad. Dr. Sweeney plays piano, guitar, and ukulele and is looking forward to finding the right band in need.

Education

University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, Washington; 2010-2014

Point Loma University, San Diego,
California; 2006-2010

L’Università per Stranieri di Perugia,
Perugia, Italy; 2008

Training

Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, Texas

ASOPRS Oculoplastics Fellowship,
2018-2020

University of Washington Medical Center,
Seattle, Washington

Residency in Ophthalmology;
2015-2018

University of Washington Medical Center,
Seattle, Washington

Internal Medicine Internship;
2014-2015

Academic Societies

Medical Publications

Sweeney AR, Williams KJ, Dermarkarian CR, Allen RC, Yen MT. Topical prostaglandin analogue use is associated with increased failure rate of ptosis repair. Ophthalmology. 2020. E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 31630785

Sweeney AR, Allen RC. Orbital Aneurysmal Bone Cyst in a Patient with McCune-Albright Syndrome. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020. E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 32251179.

Sweeney AR, Dermarkarian CR, Williams KJ, Allen RC, Yen MT. Polytetrafluoroethylene frontalis suspension in blepharospasm with eyelid apraxia: An Effective and Well Tolerated Adjunct to Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Orbit. 2020. E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 32172614

Mahatma G, Sweeney AR, Yen MT. Imiquimod for superficial basal cell carcinomas. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2020;60(2):3-11.

Dermarkarian CR, Williams KJ, Sweeney AR, Allen RC, Yen MT. Topical corticosteroid use associated with an increased degree of ptosis and rate of ptosis repair failure. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020. E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 32282642.

Chamberlain P, Sweeney AR, Yen MT. Late implant hemorrhage masquerading as an orbital mass. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020. E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 32282642.

Sweeney AR, Yen, MT. “Eyelid Infections.” Albert and Jakobiec’s Principles and Practices of Ophthalmology. 4th Ed.  New York: Springer.

Sweeney AR, Allen RC. “Orbital and Ocular Adnexal Lymphocytic Disorders.” Albert and Jakobiec’s Principles and Practices of Ophthalmology. 4th Ed.  New York: Springer.

Sweeney AR, Allen RC. “Eyelid Trauma.” Pediatric Ophthalmology in the Emergency Room. 1st Ed.  New York: Springer.

Sweeney AR, Shetlar DJ. Multiple eyelid neoplasms in cowden syndrome. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019; E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 31923094.

Go, JA, Lin YS, Williams KJ, Tran J, Sweeney AR, Foroozan R, Yen MT.  Eye injuries in the National Basketball Association. Ophthalmology. 2019. E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 32087976

Sweeney AR, Keene CD, Cimino PJ, Chang SH. IgG4 positive cell quantification distinguishes between inflammatory and non-inflammatory diseases of the orbit. Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology. 2019; E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 30950839.

Sweeney AR, Yen MT. Orbital meningioma arising 50 years after irradiated retinoblastoma. Orbit. 2019; E-Published ahead of print. PMID: 31352860.

Zhou E, Sweeney AR, Chen SR, Yen MT. Intraorbital arteriovenous fistula from the superficial temporal artery. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019;35(3):e57-e59.

Sweeney AR, Walker B, Bhrany AD, Chang SH, Amadi AJ. Ophthalmic changes following maxillectomy with or without postoperative radiation therapy. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2019;30(5):1448–1451.

Kiser K, Matharu K, Sweeney AR, Yen MT. Acute canaliculitis caused by stenotrophomonas. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018;34(6):602-603.

Mahatma, G, Sweeney AR, Yen, MT. “Biologics in Oculoplastic Surgery.” International Ophthalmology Clinics. Philadelphia, Pa.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2019.

Deitz GA, Sweeney AR, Jung HC. Posterior wall collapse in high myopia following cataract surgery. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2018;9(1):167-171.

Sweeney AR, Zhang Q, Wang RK, Rezaei KA. Optical coherence tomography microangiography imaging of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers, and Imaging Retina. 2018;49(2):134-137.

Sweeney AR, Davis GE, Chang SH, Amadi AJ. Outcomes of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy in secondary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction: a case-control study. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018; 34(1):20-25.

Sweeney AR, Dillon JK, Chambers CB. Keratocystic odontogenic tumor involving the orbital apex. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018; 34(1):e35

Sweeney AR, Chambers CB. “Pediatric ptosis.” Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Ed. Kevin Chung. Philadelphia, Pa.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018.

Sweeney AR, Chambers CB. “Coloboma.” Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Ed. Kevin Chung. Philadelphia, Pa.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018.

Sweeney AR, Chambers CB. “Epiblepharon.” Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Ed. Kevin Chung. Philadelphia, Pa.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018.

Sweeney AR, Chambers CB. “Canthopexy.” Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Ed. Kevin Chung. Philadelphia, Pa.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018.

Sweeney AR, Gupta D, Cimino PJ, Keene CD, Chambers CB, Chang SH, Hanna E. Orbital peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Survey of Ophthalmology. 2017; 62(1):43-57.

Sweeney AR, Davis GE, Chang SH, Amadi AJ. Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy following head and neck radiation therapy. Orbit. 2017; 36(1)30-34.

Sweeney AR, Jacobs SM, Shaftel SS, Amadi AJ. Lateral wall orbital decompression: comparison of outcomes in rim sparing and temporary rim removal techniques. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017; 28(2):379-382.

Sweeney AR, Chappell, M, Khorsand, DA, Amadi AJ, Francis C. Intralesional injection of bevacizumab for the treatment of an apical orbital cavernous venous malformation (hemangioma). Journal of Neuroophthalmology. 2016; 36(4):389-392.

Sweeney AR, Keene C, Klesert T, Amadi AJ, Chen P. Orbital extension of anterior uveal melanoma after Baerveldt tube shunt implantation. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2014; 49(6)133-5.

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The Oculoplastics Center Staff