Asim V. Farooq, MD

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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 HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2016

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Spanish