Damien Rodger, MD, Ophthalmology, Los Angeles, CA, Keck Hospital of USC


Ophthalmology Los Angeles, CA

Retinal Disease, Uveitis

Associate Physician, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

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Education & Training

  • University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, Ophthalmology, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoInternship, Transitional Year, 2009 - 2010
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
    Keck School of Medicine of USCClass of 2009
  • California Institute of TechnologyPh.D., Bioengineering, 2003 - 2008
  • Cornell UniversityB.S., Biomedical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1996 - 2001

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2009 - 2010
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Ronald G. Michels Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery 2014
  • Fellowship Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 2013
  • Irving I. Lasky M.D. Memorial Award for Excellence in Research 2009
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Drusen and RPE atrophy automated quantification by optical coherence tomography in an elderly population  
    B. Diniz, D. C. Rodger, V. R. Chavali, T. MacKay, S. Y. Lee, D. Stambolian and S. V. R. Sadda, Eye, 1/1/2015
  • Clinical and laboratory characteristics of ocular syphilis: a new face in the era of HIV co-infection  
    S. Lee, V. Cheng, D. Rodger, and N. Rao, J Ophthal Inflamm Infect, 1/1/2015
  • Bilateral macular detachments, venous stasis retinopathy, and retinal hemorrhages as initial presentation of multiple myeloma: a case report  
    L. Lam and D. C. Rodger, Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Perivascular fundus autofluorescence abnormalities in autoimmune retinopathy.
    D. Rodger, G. Richter, H. Nazari, N. Rao, ARVO Meeting Abstracts, 1/16/2013
  • Drusen and Geographic Atrophy Quantification by Optical Coherence Tomography in an Elderly Amish Population
    D. C. Rodger, B. Diniz, S. Y. Lee, T. MacKay, D. Stambolian, S. R. Sadda, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 1/1/2012
  • Optical coherence tomography and histology correlations for parylene-based hESC-RPE Grafts
    D.C. Rodger, H. Ruiz-Garcia, R. Gonzalez, R. Brant, L. Liu, B. Thomas, B. Lu, A.K. Ahuja, M.S. Humayun, S.R. Sadda, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 1/1/2011
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  • Is enucleation of the enciting eye warranted in sympathetic ophthalmia? 
    San Francisco, CA - 1/26/2015
  • Vitrectomy for endogenous endophthalmitis. 
    San Francisco, CA - 1/26/2015
  • Paravenous fundus autofluorescence changes in autoimmune retinopathy. 
    Cebu, Philippines - 1/16/2015
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  • Development of flexible parylene-based microtechnologies for retinal and spinal cord stimulation and recording. 
    D. Rodger, Dissertation, Ph.D.
    California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA - 1/9/2007
  • Microelectronic packaging for retinal prostheses. 
    D.C. Rodger and Y.C. Tai, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

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