Sarah M. Rodriguez, MD, MPH

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Sarah Hilkert Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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).

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Adjustable Sutures
  • Amblyopia
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Pediatric & Adult Strabismus
  • Crossed Eyes
  • Double Vision (Diplopia)

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Memberships & Medical Societies

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

Practicing Since

  • 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine

Internship

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Residency

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital

Other Grad Education

  • Johns Hopkins University,MPH

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