Daniel J. Townsend, M.D.

Meet Dr. Townsend

Board-certified surgeon Dr. Daniel J. Townsend specializes in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery at the Dartmouth, MA Eye Health Vision Centers facility. Dr. Townsend is also on the teaching faculties of Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School and is a former co-director of the oculoplastics service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an active member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New England Ophthalmologic Society, and the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Townsend is certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Ophthalmology. In 1994, Dr. Townsend co-authored the best-selling medical text, Atlas of Eyelid Surgery, which has sold thousands of copies in the United States and abroad.

Areas of Expertise

As an oculoplastic and lacrimal surgeon, Dr. Townsend specializes in surgical procedures involving the eyelids, the tear duct system, and the orbital bone around the eye. He is highly experienced in performing both cosmetic and medical/corrective oculoplastic surgery, such as blepharoplasty. In addition to blepharoplasty, Dr. Townsend specializes in cosmetic facial plastic surgery techniques, including forehead and brow lifts. He also performs botulinum toxin injections and laser skin resurfacing, which reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.

If you are considering blepharoplasty or other facial plastic surgery, Dr. Townsend invites you to make an appointment to meet with him for a personal consultation. He ensures complete confidentiality and individual attention and is available to answer any questions you may have.


Dr. Townsend received his doctor of medicine degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. After obtaining his medical degree, he completed an internship in medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Townsend then went on to fulfill a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in oculoplastic/orbital disease at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.