Dr. Acosta


Education

Fellowship

7/1997-6/1998
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Aventura, Florida
Preceptor: David P. Tenzel, M.D F.A.C.S.

Informal

6/1998-8/1998
Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Oncology
University of Tennessee, Memphis, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Barrett Haik. M.D., Christopher Fleming, M.D.

Internship

6/1989-6/1990
Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital
Jefferson, Louisiana
Internal Medicine

Residency

7/1990-10/1991
Ochsner Hospital and Clinic
Jefferson. Louisiana
Anesthesiology

10/1991-6/1992
Tulane University Medical Center, Department of
Ophthalmology, New Orleans, Louisiana Research Fellowship- Clinical
Delmar R. Caldwell, M.D.

7/1992-6/1995
Tulane University Medical Center, Department of
Ophthalmology, New Orleans, Louisiana Ophthalmology

Medical School

6/1985-5/1989
Louisiana State University, School of Medicine
New Orleans. Louisiana
Degree: Medical Doctorate

Undergraduate

6/1981-5/1985
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Degree: Bachelor Degree of Sciences
Major: Zoology/Basic Sciences
Honor Societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Rhu Sigma Rho
Honors: American Legion Award


Board Certification

2016 – Recertification – American Board of Ophthalmology
2006 – Recertification – American Board of Ophthalmology
1996 – American Board of Ophthalmology

Appointments

10/2010-Present
Normandy Surgical Center
Covington, Louisiana
Active Staff

10/2000-Present
Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital
Covington, Louisiana
Active Staff

03/2000-Present
Northshore Reginal Medical Center
Slidell. Louisiana
Courtesy Staff

04/2000-Present
Slidell Memorial Hospital
Slidell, Louisiana
Courtesy Staff

08/1999-Present
Riverside Medical Center
Franklinton, Louisiana
Courtesy Staff

11/1998-Present
St. Tammy Parish Hospital
Covington, Louisiana
Active Staff

10/1998-2014
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Covington, Louisiana
Active Staff

09/1998-04/2001
Terrebone General Hospital
Houma, Louisiana
Visiting Provisional Staff

10/1995-Present
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Consultant: Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
Biloxi. Mississippi

07/1995-Present
Tulane University Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
New Orleans. Louisiana
Assistant Clinical Professor


Professional Organizations / Societies

2011- Present – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
01/2005- Present – American College of Rejuvenology
07/2001- 2004 – Executive Board of Directors: New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology
1999- Present – American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (non-member)
1997- Present – American Academy of Ophthalmology
1994- Present – American College of Eye Surgeons
1992- Present – New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology

Research/Publications

  • Naugle,TC, Acosta, KV, Dang, YT; “Modified Gold Weight Implant Using Autogenous Retroauricular Graft in Permanent Facial Nerve Paralysis”, 2003.
  • Acosta, KV., Karcioglu, ZA., Petri WH; “Demineralized Cortical Bone in the Repair of Orbital Wall Fractures- A Three Year Follow-up’, 1999.
  • Naugle.TC, Acosta KV; “Posterior Auricular Muscle Complex Graft in the Repair of Eyelid Retraction”, 1999.
  • Acosta, KV; The Cytoxic Effects of Mitomycin-C on the Cilary Body Epithelium”, 1999.

Posters

  • Acosta, KV, “Stereotactic Imaging in Orbital Surgery” American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS); Dallas, Texas, October, 2000.
  • Acosta KV, Karcioglu ZA; Posters: “Demineralized Osseous Allograft for Orbital Wall Fracture Repair” American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS); Orlando, Florida: October, 1999.
  • Karcioglu, ZA, Al-Malki AF Nasr AM, Acosta KV; “Conjunctiva Dacryocystorhinostomy with By-Pass Tube in 128 Patients” American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS); Orlando. Florida. October, 1999.

Videos

  • Acosta, KV, “Pseudocine Motion Study of Orbital Movement”, American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS); Dallas. Texas, October, 2000.

Continuing Medical Education

  • Acosta, KV, “Advances in Cosmetic Blepharoplasty, Brow and Midface Lift”, St. Louis University School of Medical, August, 2003.
  • Tulane University Medical Center, Basic Ophthalmology Course Lecturer, “Eyelid Reconstruction”, July 31. 2001.
  • Glaucoma at the Millennium Meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology; New Orleans, Louisiana: April 6-8, 2001.
  • New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, “Glaucoma at the Millennium”, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2001
  • Tulane Eye Alumni Associations, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, October 2000.
  • Tulane University Medical Center, Basic Ophthalmology Course Lecturer, July 2000.
  • 35th Annual C. S. a Brien Professorship and 22nd Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day; New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology “Oculoplastics Update- Aesthetic and Reconstructive Meeting”, New Orleans, Louisiana; February 19-21, 1999.
  • New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, “Oculoplastics Update-Aesthetic and Reconstructive Meeting”, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery “29th Annual Scientific Symposium”, New Orleans, Louisiana; November 17. 1998.
  • Department of Ophthalmology and Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles; “Aesthetic Facial Surgery: The Evolution of Oculoplastics”, November 6, 1998.
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, “29th Annual Scientific Symposium”, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1998.
  • Department of Ophthalmology and Jules Stein eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, “Aesthetic Facial Surgery: The Evolution of Oculoplastics”, Los Angeles, California, November 1998.
  • Regular Attending. Faculty Staff Meetings, Tulane University Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology, 1998- Present.
  • Tulane Eye Alumni Association American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 1998- Present.
  • Acosta, KV, “Eyelid and Periorbital Reconstruction”, University of Tennessee, Department of Ophthalmology; Memphis, Tennessee, Guest Lecturer, May, 1998.
  • Acosta, KV, “Eyelid Anatomy”, University of Tennessee, Department of Ophthalmology, Guest Lecture, Memphis, Tennessee, May, 1998.
  • The University of Miami School of Medicine Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, “Update in Medicare Compliance”, Florida Board of Ophthalmology, March 1998.
  • The University of Miami School of Medicine, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; “Update in Medicare Compliance”; Florida Board of Optometry; March 21, 1998.
  • The American Board of Ophthalmology “Examination’, October 13. 1996.

Presentations

  • Acosta, KV, “Internal Brow Elevation Modification and Long Term Follow-Up”, 38th Annual C.S. 0′ Brien Professorship and 25th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, New Orleans, Louisiana, June, 2003.
  • Acosta, KV, “Special Imaging in Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery”, 37th Annual C. S. 0′ Brien Professorship and 24th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day. New Orleans, Louisiana, June, 2002.
  • Tulane University Medical Center, Basic Ophthalmology Course Lecturer, “Orbital Anatomy”, July 24, 2001.
  • Tulane University Medical Center. 36Th Annual C.S. O’Brien Professorship and 23rd Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, New Orleans, Louisiana; June 8-9. 2001.
  • Acosta. KV. “Understanding the Aging Brow”, 36th Annual CS. O’Brien Professorship and 23rd Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, New Orleans, Louisiana, June, 2001.
  • Acosta, KV, “Frameless Stereotaxy Applications to Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery”, 35th Annual C.S. O’Brien Professorship and 2nd Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, New Orleans, Louisiana, June. 2000.
  • Acosta, KV, “Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair”: New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology JCAHPO Meeting, Guest Lecturer, New Orleans. Louisiana; February, 2000.
  • Acosta, KV, “The Anophthalmic Socket”, New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology JCAHPO Meeting, Guest Lecturer; New Orleans, Louisiana; February, 2000.
  • Acosta, KV, “Anatomy of the Eye, Ptosis, Hypertensive Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration” (Ophthalmology Lecture Series), Lakeview Hospital, Covington, Louisiana; February, 2000.
  • Acosta, KV, “Anatomy of the Eyelid and Orbit” Lakeside Hospital, New Orleans Chapter of Medical Transcriptionists, Guest Lecturer; New Orleans, Louisiana, December, 1999.
  • Karcioglu, ZA, Acosta, KV, Haik, BG, “Second Malignant Primary Tumors in Hereditary Retinoblastoma”, European Society of Ophthalmic & Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey, September, 1999.
  • Acosta, KV, “Anophthalmic Socket Deformities: A Surgical or Prosthetic Repair”? 34th Annual C.S. O’Brien Professorship and 21st Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, New Orleans, Louisiana. June 12. 1999.
  • Acosta, KV, “Eyelid and Perioribital Reconstruction”, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Department of Ophthalmology, Guest Lecturer, May, 1998.
  • Acosta. KV, “Eyelid Anatomy”, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Department of Ophthalmology, Guest Lecturer, May, 1998.
  • Acosta, KV, “Cytotoxic Effects of Mitomycin C on the Ciliary Body Epithelium”, 30th Annual CS. O’Brien Professorship and 17th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 9. 1995.
  • Acosta, KV, “Posterior Muscle Complex Graft in the Repair of Eyelid Retraction”, 29th Annual C.S. 0’Brien Professorship and 16m Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, June 10-11. 1994.
  • Acosta, KV, -Demineralized Cortical Bone in the Repair of Orbital Wall Fractures”, 28th Annual C.S. O’Brien Professorship and 15Th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, June 11-12. 1993.

Research

  • “Two-Year Open-Label Study of 2.0% MK-507 T.I.D. in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension”, (Merck Sharp and Dohme Protocol = MK-507-045-00), March, 1993.
  • “Long Term Safety Evaluation of B.I.D. 2% Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Gel Used Adjunctively With Timoptic to Reduce lntraocular Pressure”, (Alcon C-91-74). December, 1991.
  • “A Six Week Placebo Controlled, Timolol-Controlled Efficacy Study of 0.7% MK-507 Ophthalmic Solution With A 52 Week Open Label Extension”, (Merck Sharp and Dohme Protocol # MK-507-031-00), July, 1991.
  • “A Multi-Dose, Double Masked Parallel Active Treatment Controlled Multi-Clinic Study of Timolol in Gelrite and Timoptic in Patients With Clovate IOL (MSD”), November, 1991.
  • “A Double-Masked Pilot Study Comparing Ciprofloxacin and Tetracycline Ophthalmic Ointments for Treating Conjunctivitis Caused By Chlamydia Trachomatis”, (Alcon C-91-28), July, 1991.
  • “Clinical Investigation of the Plasma Fluorocarbon Coated (PFC) Intraocular Lens Model AR5OBZ”, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.), Acosta, KV, Co-investigator, August, 1990.
  • Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of AL02613 Ophthalmic Solution vs. Opticrom Ophthalmic solution in Vernal Kertoconjunctivitis (Alcon C-90-10), July, 1990.
  • “A Multi-Dose, Double Masked Parallel response Parallel Study of Timolol Gelrite Timoptic and Placebo in Patients with Ocular Hypertension”. (Merck Sharp and Dohme), January, 1990.
  • “A Clinical Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution in Treating Bacterial Corneal Ulcers”, (A/con C-88-88). October, 1989.
  • ExiMed UV-200 Photorefractive Keratotomy Clinical Study- Phase I (Summit Technology). September, 1989.

Research Awards

06/1995
Outstanding Research and Resident Presentation Award for “The Cytotoxic Effects of Mitomycin-C on the Ciliary Body Ephithelium”
30th Annual C. S. 0′ Brien Professorshipand 17th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day, June. 1995.

06/1994
Award of Excellence for -Posterior Muscle Complex Graft in the Repair of Eyelid Retraction”
29Th Annual C.S. 0′ Brien Professorship and 16th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day

06/1993
Outstanding Research and Resident Presentation Award for “Demineralized Cortical Bone in the Repair of Orbital Wall Fractures”
28th Annual C. S. 0′ Brien Professorship and 15th Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day.


Awards

08/2016 – Who’s Who Top Doctor Honors Edition, was elected as an honored member 2016
07/2016 – American Institute of Plastic Surgeons, Chosen as 10 Best Surgeons in America, 2016
06/2015 – Voted Distinguished Doctor, by Expert Network, based on a thorough multi-phase process 2015
10/2012 – Voted Best Doctor in America, 2012 as reported by Best Doctor’s Inc.
08/2011 – Voted Best Doctor in America, 2011 as reported by Best Doctor’s Inc.
08/2010 – Voted Best Physician on the Northshore, as determined by his peers, Living Magazine
11/2010 – America’s Top Ophthalmologist, Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2010
11/2009 – America’s Top Ophthalmologist, Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2009
10/2008 – New Orleans Magazine, Top Doctor, chosen as one of the top doctors in New Orleans 2008
09/2007 – Voted Best Doctor in America 2007″ as reported by Best Doctors, Inc. 17th annual medical survey.
09/2007 – Louisiana Life Magazine, Top Doctor in Louisiana, chosen as one of the top doctors in Ophthalmology in Louisiana for 2007.
08/2007 – New Orleans Magazine, Top Doctor, chosen as one of the top 18 doctors in Ophthalmology in New Orleans for 2007.
09/2006 – Louisiana Life Magazine, Top Doctor in Louisiana, chosen as one of the top doctors in Ophthalmology in Louisiana for 2006.
08/2006 – New Orleans Magazine, Top Doctor, chosen as one of the top 18 doctors in Ophthalmology in New Orleans for 2006.
01/2006 – Voted “Best Doctor in America 2006”, as reported by Best Doctors, Inc. 16th annual medical survey.
08/2004 – New Orleans Magazine, Top Doctor, chosen as one of the top 18 doctors in Ophthalmology in New Orleans for 2004.

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