Dr. Melanie Erb is a leading expert in Southern California in non-invasive botox, fillers, lasers, and advanced plastic surgery to the delicate eyelids and face.
Dr. Erb has been selected as a Southern California Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine every year since 2010 and was named as a Super Doctor by Pasadena Magazine during all her years in Pasadena. She has been honored with both the Patients’ Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor Award by Vitals almost every year since 2010.
Dr. Erb earned her B.A. from U.C.L.A. She earned her M.D. from U.C. Irvine, where she received many honors and awards, including induction into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for performing in the top 4% of her class.
Dr. Erb completed an internship in Surgery at U.C. Irvine to hone a fine surgical skill set in the subspecialties of Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Neurosurgery, and Surgical Oncology. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at U.C. Irvine, where she won awards for her outstanding eye research.
Dr. Erb went on to complete an additional two years of fellowship training in Oculoplastic Surgery at Eyesthetica, one of the few ASOPRS-approved training programs in the country.
Dr. Erb has taught and supervised Ophthalmology residents at both U.C. Irvine and USC. She has also trained Oculoplastic fellows at Eyesthetica.
Dr. Erb has been invited to speak at local, national, and international meetings to teach her skills to physicians around the world. She has authored book chapters and articles for scientific journals. She has performed tens of thousands of oculoplastic procedures over the course of her career.
Dr. Erb was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Los Gatos, California. She has lived in Southern California since 1983. She is married to John Erb, a corporate accountant and a fellow California native. She is a mother of two adult children: Tyler (daughter) and Brian (son). In her spare time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks and doing Zumba.