Dr Elpers

Dr. Julia T. Elpers is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. A Louisville native, she completed her undergraduate degree with honors in Biology, with minors in Fine Art and Chemistry, at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She then completed her internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis before returning to Kentucky to complete both her residency in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and a two-year fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Louisville.

As an artist, Dr. Elpers finds great harmony in her work as an oculoplastic and cosmetic surgeon, combining her love of medicine and art. While completing her undergraduate and doctoral degrees, she received several awards for her academic and artistic achievements, including the Bellarmine University Kenneth A. Barker Distinguished Service Award, Bellarmine University’s Best Painting in Show, and induction into the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s chapter of the National
Gold Humanism Honor Society. Having authored several peer-reviewed publications, she has completed extensive research throughout her career. She continues clinical research in oculoplastic surgery with the University of Louisville and plans to continue that research with Midwest Eye Center.

Outside of work, Dr. Elpers loves drawing and painting, hiking, kayaking and playing tennis. She and her fiancé Seif, along with their beloved collie, Griffin, love to travel and experience the great outdoors, both at home and abroad. As avid foodies, they are enjoying exploring the area’s food scene.


  • Bellarmine University – Undergraduate degree
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Doctor of medicine
  • Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis – Internship
  • University of Louisville – Residency
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship – University of Louisville

Personal Interests

  • Drawing and painting
  • Hiking and kayaking
  • Playing tennis
  • Traveling
  • Plant-based health

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