Dr. Jean Kassem specializes in ophthalmic plastics — caring for the lids of the eye and the delicate surrounding facial skin. He also performs orbital surgery and reconstructive surgery, as well as specializing in neuro-ophthalmology. He is board-certified. Dr. Kassem received his medical degree at Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. He then completed his Ophthalmology residency at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
Following the ophthalmology residency, Dr. Kassem completed a two-year double fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology, orbital disease, and oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He also served as assistant professor of ophthalmology.
Dr. Kassem sees patients in Bellingham, but comes to our Mt. Vernon clinic weekly to offer consultations and surgeries related to oculoplastics, including fixing droopy eyelids lids and other medical and cosmetic enhancement concerns of the skin around the eye. Cascadia Eye is pleased to offer his expertise in these specialized areas to our local patients.
Dr. Kassem lives in Bellingham. Fluent in both English and German, he is widely traveled and enjoys engaging with other cultures around the world. His hobbies also include diving, sailing, snowboarding, weight lifting, and photography.