Professional Statement

Dr. Ivan Vrcek was born in Jackson, Mississippi to parents from Ireland and Croatia. He was raised in Oklahoma and Texas. It was in high school at Strake Jesuit where Dr. Vrcek first developed his passion for medical science and his dedication to being a man for others. Dr. Vrcek attended The College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts where he delivered an honors thesis in comparative anatomy and graduated with honors. He then attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he was president of his class. After Dr. Vrcek's intern year at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Vrcek completed his Ophthalmology Residency (Eye Disease and Eye Surgery) at Parkland Hospital where he published numerous scientific articles in the field of ophthalmic plastic surgery and honed his interest in the field. Dr. Vrcek was the first applicant from UT Southwestern in over a decade to be accepted into a prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship. During fellowship, Dr. Vrcek performed over 2,000 ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive, orbit, lacrimal, trauma, and cosmetic facial surgery procedures. Dr. Vrcek also trained numerous residents, wrote more than 20 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, and distinguished himself by being awarded two American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Research Grants. Dr. Vrcek also completed a fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery during which time he was trained in complex full facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


8 years


Spanish, English




Ivan Vrcek MD PA9301 North Central ExpresswayDallas, TX 75231


  • Other

Areas (5)

  • Eyebrow
  • Eyes
  • Face
  • Lower Eyelid
  • Upper Eyelid

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Texas Oculoplastic Consultants


  • Residency


    Parkland Hospital

  • Undergraduate School

    College of the Holy Cross

  • Graduate School

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baylor Medical Center At Uptown
  • Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas
  • Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital
  • North Central Surgical Center

Awards & Recognitions

  • Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Research Award

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