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Steven M. Couch, MD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas

Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eyelid and Orbital Diseases
Cosmetic Procedures

Board Certifications


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Ocular oncology and orbital tumors, Orbital inflammation, Cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, facial fat transfer, endoscopic forehead and midface procedures; eyelid lesions and skin cancers, eyelid malpositions (ptosis, ectropion, entropion), lacrimal (tearing) disorders, post-traumatic deformities, ophthalmic reconstructive surgery, orbital conditions, enucleation/socket reconstruction, thyroid eye disease

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • In the News
  • Financial Disclosures
  • Videos



Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health

4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-362-3937
Fax: 314-362-3725

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: 201
Office Phone: 314-996-3300
Fax: 314-996-3490

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Suite: 2500
Office Phone: 314-273-0020
Fax: 314-842-2316



BA: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 2005
Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2012
Residency: Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 2010
Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 2006
Intern: Internal Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 2007

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

In the News

In the News

Steven Couch, MD

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

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This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2019:



Areas of Research Interest

Orbital inflammatory diseases, surgical techniques and novel treatments of periocular/orbital disease