Meet Your Doctor
Jennifer Murdock, M.D.
Jennifer Murdock is a native Houstonian and excited to return home to join Drs. Patrinely and Soparkar in practice at the prestigious Plastic Eye Surgery Associates, PLLC. Dr. Murdock has always had an interest in both the arts and science and completed a minor degree in art history after studying in Paris as well as a degree in Biology and Marine Science at the University of Miami. She also learned the intricacies of conducting clinic research, studying novel laser, injectable, and surgical techniques within UM’s Department of Cosmetic Medicine.
While completing her medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Murdock participated in the Department of Community Service (DOCS), which provided free medical screening to many underprivileged communities in South Florida. She also worked with a professional director and film crew to create a documentary series about the culture, medical needs, and health care gaps within these communities.
Dr. Murdock returned to Houston to complete a residency in ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, where she delved further into education by teaching medical trainees in both didactic and hands-on settings. She was then selectively chosen from a highly competitive group of applicants to join the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University, where she performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face, eyelids, and orbit in both adults and children alike.
Dr. Murdock is currently a board-certified ophthalmologist with a specialization in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She has a particular interest in aesthetic procedures, eyelid and orbital reconstruction, pediatric ophthalmic plastic surgery, and complicated orbital inflammatory disorders, including thyroid eye disease. She recently participated in an FDA multi-center study investigating a novel immunomodulatory approach to thyroid eye disease. She has published in medical journals and textbooks in various fields in topics that include laser resurfacing, ophthalmic side effects of cosmetic resurfacing devices, pediatric ptosis, cervical rhytidectomy, and various orbital diseases. She has repeatedly been invited to present at the renowned ASOPRS international meetings.
Dr. Murdock continues her passion for the arts and is an avid supporter of Houston’s art culture, particularly the symphony, theater, and ballet performances.