Our Doctors

Joseph N. Giacometti, M.D. | Oculoplastic SpecialistAlison Huggins Watson, MD
Oculoplastic Specialist










Employment History

2019-Present - Wills Eye Hospital, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery

Professional Appointments

2019-Present - Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
2017-2019 - Volunteer Faculty, Dell Medical Center, University of Texas

Education

2009-2013 - Doctor of Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, Class Rank, 1st of 262, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College
2005-2009 - Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Lafayette College

Post Graduate Education and Training

2017-2019 - TOC Eye and Face, Austin, TX, ASOPRS and AACS Fellow
2014-2017 - Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Ophthalmology Residency
2013-2014 - Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA, Preliminary Medicine Internship

Medical Licensures

2017-Present - Physician Full Permit, Texas Medical Board, Active
2013-2017 - Graduate Medical Trainee Ophthalmology, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State

Professional Society Memberships

2017-Present - Candidate Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2017-Present - Member, Austin Ophthalmology Society
2014-Present - Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2014-2017 - Member, Pennsylvania Medical Society

Honors and Awards

2016 - The Jefferson Volunteer Faculty Association 2016 Resident Award. Recognition of the single resident across all specialties that best exemplifies outstanding clinical excellence, patient service, empathy, and professionalism.
2016 - The Gold Humanism Honor Society Residency Chapter of Thomas Jefferson University.Recognizes residents who demonstrate excellence in humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.
2013 - The Alumni Prize, Jefferson Medical College. Awarded to the fourth-year student with the highest cumulative academic record.
2013 - The Carroll R. Mullen Memorial Prize, Jefferson Medical College. Awarded to the fourth-year student who has displayed outstanding aptitude and excellence in ophthalmology.
2012 - Beach Memorial Scholarship, Jefferson Medical College.Awarded to students based on academic merit, who demonstrate commitment to community service and their institution.
2012 - Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
2012 - George McClellan Surgical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
2011 - Hobart Armory Hare Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
2009 - The Joseph Watt Kuebler, Jr. Memorial Prize, Lafayette College.Presented annually to the senior student in the Department of Biology with the highest scholastic average and who will be entering medical school.
2005-2009 - Dean’s List, Lafayette College
2005-2009 - Marquis Scholarship, Lafayette College. This four year award is Lafayette’s highest academic scholarship granted to students who exemplify intellectual curiosity, superior coursework and academic achievement, and a strong interest and involvement in their school and community.

Administrative Service

2016-2017 Editor of Review of Ophthalmology Resident Case Series, Wills Eye Hospital
2014-2015 Residency Class Representative, Program Evaluation Committee, Wills Eye Hospital

Local and National Service Activities

2017 - Volunteer, Volunteer Health Program, Medical mission for providing medical and surgical eye care to the under-served rural areas of the Dominican Republic
2016 - Participant, Ski-A-Thon for the Elwyn School Foundation, Wills Eye Hospital
2015 - Participant, Give Kids Sight Day, Wills Eye Hospital
2011-2012 - Academic Advisory Committee, Hobart Armory Hare Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
2010-2011 - Steering Committee Member, Education Committee, JeffHOPE (Health, Opportunity, Prevention and Education), Jefferson Medical College
2006-2009 - Vice President of Academic Excellence (2008), Social Chair (2006), Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Zeta Beta Chapter, Lafayette College
2005-2009 - Philanthropy Chair and Executive Board Member, Sports Marketing Committee, Lafayette College
2005-2009 - Sponsorship Chair and Executive Board Member, Student Movement Against Cancer, Lafayette College

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Our nationally recognized doctors include:

Retina Service

Glaucoma Service

Cornea Service

Oculoplastic Service

Services Provided At:

Each facility includes state-of-the-art equipment including:
  • » Lasers
  • » Ultrasound
  • » Optical Coherence Tomography
  • » Ophthalmic Photography
  • » Fluorescein Angiography