Sarah M. Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology | More

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.

Sarah Rodriguez, MD, MPH, provides comprehensive, compassionate care to children with decreased vision in one or both eyes. Dr. Rodriguez has expertise in treating conditions caused by abnormal eye development, such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), pediatric cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). She also specializes in adjustable sutures for adult strabismus/realignment surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez is not only passionate about delivering high-quality care to her patients, but she is also actively involved in clinical research. She received the prestigious Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career-Starter Grant to study neurodevelopmental outcomes among infants screened for ROP, and she is the principle investigator for the involvement in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG). Dr. Rodriguez's research has been published in a number of scientific journals, including Ophthalmology, Pediatrics and the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Having completed several medical mission trips to Ghana and Nicaragua, Dr. Rodriguez also has an interest in health disparities and global health. She participated in retinopathy of prematurity workshops in Vietnam and South Africa, and she is a committee member for a program dedicated to preventing the next anticipated wave of ROP in Sub-Saharan Africa called Stop Infant Blindness in Africa (SIBA).


Areas of Expertise

  • Amblyopia
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Pediatric & Adult Strabismus
  • Adjustable Sutures
  • Pediatric Cataracts

Medical Education

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine


  • Scripps Mercy Hospital


  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Other Grad Education

  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 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
  • Spanish