Dr. Peter Levin M.D.

Dr. Peter Levin
Areas of Care:
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

The face is a complex, delicate area that needs the individualized care that Dr. Levin has been providing for over 25 years. Specializing surgery to give the eyes a youthful and natural appearance, he has performed several thousand facial plastic surgical procedures and teaches his craft to ophthalmologists, cosmetic surgeons, and residents. He also serves on the medical staffs at El Camino Hospital, Stanford Medical Center, Waverley Surgical Center and Mills-Peninsula Hospital.

Dr. Levin has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®. Locally, he has been listed as a “Top Doc” in the San Jose Magazine poll of Best Doctors in Silicon Valley and in the San Francisco Magazine poll of Best Doctors. Before opening his private practice in Mountain View in l992, Dr. Levin was the first full-time Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford. At Stanford, he served as Director or Co-Director of programs in Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery for over 20 years. Currently he is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford. At UC San Francisco, he has served as faculty for the prestigious Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Dr. Levin received an Ivy League education at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, obtaining baccalaureate degrees in History and Biology, and received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He subsequently served as resident and chief resident in ophthalmology at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where also he received specialty training in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. He went on to complete the prestigious Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, NC, and then expanded his expertise to surgery of the entire face and neck by completing a preceptorship in facial plastic surgery.

Three of the hospitals where Dr. Levin has trained or taught – Hopkins, Duke, and Stanford -- are ranked by US News and World Report as among the top 15 in the country.
Certification and Credentials

Peter Levin MD is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Levin is listed in "Best Doctors in America."

Current Appointments


  • Clinical Adjunct Professor, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Stanford University School of Medicine


  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association

Hospital Staffs:

  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • El Camino Hospital
  • Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
  • Mills-Peninsula Hospital
  • Waverley Surgical Center

Former Faculty:

  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
  • University of California, San Francisco

Former Director or Co-Director:

  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Education and Surgical Program
  • Stanford University

Practice Website: www.levinmd.com