Sarah M. Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology | More

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Pediatrics

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.

Sarah Rodriguez, MD, MPH, provides comprehensive, compassionate care to children with decreased vision in one or both eyes. Dr. Rodriguez has a special interest in treating conditions caused by abnormal eye development, such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), and pediatric cataracts.  

Dr. Rodriguez is not only passionate about delivering high-quality care to her patients, but she is also dedicated to resident education and clinical research.  Most of her research focuses on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and she recently received a grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to study neurodevelopmental outcomes among infants screened for ROP. Having participated in medical mission trips to Ghana and Nicaragua, she also has an interest in health disparities and global health.  Dr. Rodriguez's research has been published in a number of scientific journals, including JAAPOS, Survey of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmic Genetics.  


Areas of Expertise

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

Medical Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine


  • Scripps Mercy Hospital


  • The Ohio State University


  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Other Grad Education

  • MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 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
  • Spanish