Molly Orban, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon. Originally from South Florida where she lived until she left for residency, Dr. Orban grew up in Jupiter, Florida where she was lucky enough to both live on a dirt road and a short 20-minute drive to the beach. Dr. Orban cheered on the Gators while attending the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Shortly after, she moved on to Orlando, FL where she earned her medical degree from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Orban then completed her one-year transitional year internship at UCF, a mix of medical and surgical training at Osceola Regional Medical Center and later matched at the Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, SC for ophthalmology residency training. She also served as the Chief Resident during her senior year, and in this role was able to lead and represent an amazing group of excellent physicians. Dr. Orban completed her fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive, and orbital surgery right here at Wilmington Eye, under the direction of Dr. Alan Oester, Jr..
Her interest in ophthalmology stems from one of her first jobs, where she worked in a family-run optometry clinic in her hometown of Jupiter, Florida. It was there that Dr. Orban first learned to appreciate the gift of sight, and became more interested in vision care as she learned the process of pre-testing patients, contact lens trainings, and optical sales. In medical school, Dr. Orban loved the field of surgery, but wanted a practice where she got to know her patients and served them over an extended period of time. Ophthalmology was the perfect fit to combine those two passions, and she has only grown more passionate about the field with each year of practice.
“I care deeply about my patients’ vision and orbital function, but also about their self-esteem and self-image. I aspire to be the physician and surgeon my patients recommend to their friends and family, and I am looking forward to practicing here at Wilmington Eye. Come see me!”
During medical school, Dr. Orban married her high-school sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter. In her spare time, she loves hiking, horseback riding, sailing, going to the beach, and taking her daughter out to experience new things. A favorite for the Orban family is the Charleston Aquarium and hanging out in nature at local county parks. Her favorite thing to do, by far, is visit family!
- American Academy of Ophthalmology