Sophie Bakri, MD

Sophie Bakri, MD

Ophthalmology Rochester, MN

Professor of Ophthalmology, Mayo Medical School

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  • 200 1st St Sw
    Rochester, MN 55905
    Phone: (507) 284-2511


  • Clinical Expertise Dr. Sophie Bakri is a specialist in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, in particular, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusive disease, and repair of complex retinal detachments. She undertakes both clinical and translational research in the pathogenesis and treatment of retinal diseases. Research Focus areas -Clinical trials in retinal diseases focusing on pharmacotherapy for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusive disease -Pharmacokinetics and tissue dynamics of intravitreal medications -Outcomes of pharmacotherapy in retinal disease Significance to patient care The goal of Dr. Bakri’s research is to understand how and why individuals differ in their response to medications to treat retinal disease. Through her work on drug pharmacokinetics and tissue dynamics, she is contributing to a better understanding of the effects of these drugs on tissues. This will help in understanding and mitigating drug side effects in patients, as well as selecting optimal drug delivery routes.

Dr. Bakri's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: General Ophthalmology, Retinal
  • Clinical Interests: vitreoretinal diseases and surgery; Injections; Angiogenesis Inhibitors; Macular Edema; Glucocorticoids; Vitreous Body; Retinal Detachment; Retina; Macular Degeneration

Dr. Bakri's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Associate Professor of OphthalmologyMayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
  • Professor of OphthalmologyMayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
  • Assistant Professor of OphthalmologyMayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN

Dr. Bakri's Education & Medical Training

  • Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland Clinic FoundationFellowship, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
  • Albany Medical CenterAlbany Medical CenterResidency, Ophthalmology
  • Univ Nottingham- Med SchUniversity of Nottingham Medical SchoolMedical School

Dr. Bakri's Certifications & Licensure

  • MN State Medical LicenseMN State Medical License2005 - 2014
  • American Board of OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology, 2005

Dr. Bakri's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • American Society of Retina SpecialistsHonor AwardAmerican Society of Retina Specialists
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Dr. Bakri's Publications & Presentations

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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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