Asim V. Farooq, MD

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Highly skilled ophthalmologist, Asim V. Farooq, MD, provides comprehensive care for a wide range of eye conditions, including cataract surgery, corneal transplantation surgery and correcting common vision disorders (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) using refractive surgery. Dr. Farooq has a particular expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with cornea and external eye disease, such as cornea infections and ocular herpes.

Dr. Farooq's dedication to his patients extends beyond direct patient care and into his research efforts. He continues to study the latest techniques for treating eye disease in order to identify the best management strategies for his patients. Dr. Farooq's research has been published in a number of scientific journals, including Cornea, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and JAMA Ophthalmology.


Areas of Expertise

  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Cornea & External Eye Diseases
  • Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago


  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital


  • University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2016

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Spanish