Kimberly (Peele) Cockerham, MD, Ophthalmology, Stockton, CA, Doctors Hospital of Manteca


Ophthalmology Stockton, CA

Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculo-Plastic & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric & Strabismus, Ocular Oncology

Private Practice with Academic Affiliation

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  • Dr. Kimberly Cockerham is a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in cosmetic injections, lasers and reconstructive surgery for the eyelids, brows and face. She also has fellowship training in Neuro-ophthalmology.

    Dr. Cockerham has two decades of experience, is a decorated Veteran (National Service Ribbon, two Superior Unit Awards, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal) and is former chief of Oculofacial Plastics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Allegheny General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

    After serving her country, she excelled as a clinician and surgeon earning national recognition including Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who in Medicine, Best Doctors in America, Star Awards for Excellence at UCSF, four American Academy of Ophthalmology Awards and recognition by Newsweek magazine for her cancer expertise.
    After serving as Chief of Oculofacial Plastics at UCSF, Dr. Cockerham pursued private practice so she could better balance her family needs with her career demands. Dr. Cockerham’s Let’s Face It Together Foundation that provides medical and surgical care for the many underinsured patients without the financial means to address their facial disfigurement.

    Her areas of clinical interest include aging changes of the eyelids and face, skin cancer and cancer behind the eye (orbit), thyroid eye disease, floppy eyelids due to sleep apnea and eye dysfunction due to trauma and/or nerve damage. Her clinical research has been funded by the department of defense and is focused on restoring vision, protecting optic nerve function and treating eye cancers using episcleral therapeutic system (3T Ophthalmics).
  • Kimberly Cockerham, MD, F.A.C.S.

    Dr. Cockerham provides medical and surgical care for patients with eyelid and orbital disease and disorders of the brain that affect vision.

Education & Training

  • Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania HospitalFellowship, Plastics, Orbit and Surgical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 1994 - 1995
  • Walter Reed Army Medical CenterFellowship, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 1992 - 1993
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Walter Reed Army Medical CenterResidency, 1992
  • Letterman Army Medical CenterInternship, General Surgery, 1987 - 1988
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
    George Washington University School of MedicineClass of 1987
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoBA, Biology, Cum Laude, 1978 - 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • AR State Medical License
    AR State Medical License 2015 - 2016
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - 2021
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2002 - 2005
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1998 - 2005
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1994 - 2004
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1988 - 2000
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly, 2005-2016
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2009-2014
  • Distinguished Service Award American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • IgG4-positivie sclerosing orbital inflammation involving the conjunctiva: A case report  
    Paulus YM, CockerhamKP, Cockerham GC, Gratzinger D, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 1/1/2012
  • Visual Performance and the Ocular Surface in Traumatic Brain Injury  
    Cockerham GC, Rice TA, Hewes EH, Cockerham KP, et al, Ocular Surface, 1/1/2012
  • Closed-eye ocular injuries in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars  
    Cockerham GC, Rice TA, Hewes EH, Cockerham KP, et al, N Engl J Med, 6/1/2011
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Press Mentions

  • Venerated Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Anne P. Rowland, MD Will Be Presented in the Leading Physicians of the World
    Venerated Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Anne P. Rowland, MD Will Be Presented in the Leading Physicians of the WorldAugust 17, 2017 10:48
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    Simple Habits That Can Make You the Healthiest You’ve EverAugust 14, 2017 10:24

Grant Support

  • See Complete CV at CockerhamMD.comDepartment of DefensePresent


  • ASOPRS Registry Committee, See complete CV at 2014 - 2016

Research History

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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Medical Advisory Board, 3T Ophthalmics2008 - 2017