Dr. Applebaum is a fellowship-trained Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face in both adults and children. These surgeries include upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, eyebrow lifts, and eyelid and facial reconstruction, along with laser procedures such as CO2 laser resurfacing and Intense Pulsed Light Therapy. Dr. Applebaum also specializes in cosmetic injectables, such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, and Kybella. He uses these and other aesthetic techniques to provide comprehensive patient care.
Dr. Applebaum grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa, FL. He attended high school at Berkeley Preparatory School. He then spent his freshman year at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Public Policy with a specialization in Health Policy. He completed a combined MD and MBA program at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, graduating in the top 1/3 of his medical school class and receiving the award for highest business school GPA. After medical school, Dr. Applebaum completed a one-year Transitional internship at the Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine. He spent three years at the University of South Florida, where he completed his Ophthalmology residency (in June 2015). He then completed an additional year of fellowship training in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the J. Justin Older Eyelid Institute.
Dr. Applebaum enjoys both learning and teaching. He gives lectures on a variety of specialized topics along with frequently attending educational meetings both locally and nationally. He also enjoys having trainees and colleagues observe him in clinic and in surgery.
As a native Floridian, Dr. Applebaum enjoys year-round golf and tennis, which he plays frequently with his father. During the winter months, he prefers to don his skis and hit the slopes as often as possible (which is never often enough). Dr. Applebaum enjoys collecting and tasting wines from around the world (ask him about his “dissertation email” on Napa Valley). He also enjoys cooking, eating, and listening to live music. He is susceptible to flattery and enjoys being called a renaissance man by both peers and complete strangers.
13119 Elk Mountain Dr.
Riverview, FL 33579
Sat 9-5 *by appointment
Sun - Closed