Sophie Bakri, MD

Sophie Bakri, MD

Ophthalmology Rochester, MN

Professor of Ophthalmology, Mayo Medical School

Office Address

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

Sophie Bakri, MD

Ophthalmology Rochester, MN

Professor of Ophthalmology, Mayo Medical School


  • 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.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Education & Training

  • Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Albany Medical CenterAlbany Medical Center
  • University of Nottingham Medical SchoolUniversity of Nottingham Medical School

Certifications & Licensure

  • MN State Medical LicenseMN State Medical License2005 - 2016
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Honor AwardAmerican Society of Retina Specialists
    • 135 Leading Ophthalmologists in AmericaBecker's ASC Review

    Publications & Presentations


    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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