Dr. Rohit Varma

Rohit Varma

Rohit VarmaOccupation: Ophthalmologist; Educator
Born: India

Education:
Fellowship in Glaucoma, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1993-1994)
Fellowship in Glaucoma, University of Southern California (1993-1994)
Residency, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (1990-1993)
MPH, Epidemiology, The John Hopkins University (1989-1990)
MD, University of Delhi, India (1982-1986)

Certifications:
Medical License, State of Illinois (2013-2017); Medical License, State of California (1994-2018); Medical License, State of Maryland (1993-2017); Certified, Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Career:
Dean, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (2016-Present)
Director, Roski Eye Institute, University of Southern California (2014-Present)
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California (2005-Present)
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California (2005-Present)
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California (1994-2005)

Career Related:
Chair, Special Emphasis Panel, National Eye Institute (2015-Present); Chair, AAO Public Health Committee (2009-Present); Chair, NIH Toolbox Vision Section (2007-Present); Co-chair, AAO Glaucoma Subspecialty Day Program Committee (2008-2010); Grace and Emery Beardsley Chair in Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Principal Investigator, Los Angeles Latino Eye Study; Principal Investigator, Chinese American Eye Study; Principal Investigator, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Diseases Study; Principal Investigator, African American Eye Disease Study

Creative Works:
Contributor, Over 247 Publications, Peer Reviewed Ophthalmic Journals; Co-author, 2 Ophthalmic Books

Awards:
Innovation in Medicine Award, National Medical Fellowships (2017); Lifetime Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Best Doctors in America; Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Top Doctors Award, Pasadena Magazine; President’s Award, Glaucoma Research Foundation; Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Research to Prevent Blindness Sybil B. Harrington Scholar Award; Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award; Investigators Award, Beckman Young; Grant Award, Knights Templar; National Research Service Award, National Eye Institute; Grant-in Aid Award, Fight for Sight; Travel Award, National Eye Institute; Topcon Corporation Award; Delta Omega Society Award; Post-doctoral Award, Fight for Sight; Dana Foundation Award; Goldberg Award, Indian Council for Medical Research; National Science Talent Award

Memberships:
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Email:
rvarma@usc.edu

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)

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