Katherine Orman, MD
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Dr. Katherine Orman is an oculoplastic surgeon whose practice encompasses reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the orbits, eyelids, brows, and lacrimal system due to trauma, cancer, congenital defects, systemic diseases, loss of an eye, and aging. Cosmetic surgery is also a large focus of Dr. Orman’s practice. When considering cosmetic eyelid surgery, it is important to remember that the function of the eyelids is to protect the eye. Dr. Orman has a special interest in restoring a natural, more youthful appearance, while maintaining focus on ocular health.

Dr. Orman earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Alabama and her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her internship was at Baptist Health Systems. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Orman then completed a 2 year ASOPRS fellowship in oculoplastic, orbital, and reconstructive surgery at UAB Medical Center and The Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. Dr. Orman’s practice encompasses the following:

  • Blepharoplasty
    • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
    • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Ptosis
  • Brow Lifts
  • Midface Lifts
  • SOOF Lifts
  • Tearing
  • Eyelid Retraction
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Eyelid Skin Cancer
  • Trauma
  • Orbital Disease
  • Cosmetic Botox
  • Blepharospasm

Dr. Orman practices in our SouthPark (6035 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC), Belmont (400 Park St., Belmont, NC), and Blakeney (5933 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC) offices. To make an appointment with her, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

Bachelor of science in psychology, magna cum laude, University of Alabama, 2008
Bachelor of arts in Spanish, summa cum laude, University of Alabama, 2010

Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2014

Baptist Health Systems, 2015

Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, chief resident, 2018

Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Alabama Ophthalmology Associates, 2020

Associations & Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology


Research and Publications

  • Armenia J, Orman K, Long J.The use of face averaging software to understand the pre-blepharoplasty eyelid.[In progress]
  • Orman K, Armenia J, Vicinanzo M. Comparing the number of prospective and retrospective studies in the ASOPRS journal over time.[In progress]
  • Orman K, Bains K. (May 2016). Culture results and antibiotic susceptibilities in patients with endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. Poster presented at the UAB Annual Research Symposium, Birmingham, AL.
  • Daniel P, Jijelava K, Le H, Orman K, Stanley A.V-slice:A new, easy way to tackle soft lenses.Review of Ophthalmology. 2016 May; 23(5):52-7.
  • Snead B, Orman K, Jijelava K. (May 2015). Compliance with sequential compression devices when ordered on medical/surgical floors.Quality improvement project at Princeton Baptist Hospital, Birmingham, AL.
  • Orman K. (April 2015). Acalculus cholecystitis in a patient presenting from home.Poster presented at the Baptist Health Systems Annual Research Symposium, Birmingham, AL.
  • (May-June 2013) Research Assistant in the Ophthalmology Clinical Research Unit, UAB Department of Ophthalmology
    • Huisingh C, McGwin G Jr, Orman K, Owsley C. Frequent falling and motor vehicle collision involvement of older drivers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jan;62(1):123-9.

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