Brian Song, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHC4 4700 1450 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033-6103
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    Title(s)Director of Education, USC Department of Ophthalmology

    Title(s)Residency Program Director


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    Brian J. Song, MD, MPH, FACS, specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, including advanced laser treatments, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and cataract surgery.

    Dr. Song serves as glaucoma fellowship director and director of education in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is also telehealth champion and physician quality champion for the USC Roski Eye Institute.

    His research interests include evaluating new methods, such as telemedicine, to improve glaucoma detection. He is also working with collaborators to investigate ways to better evaluate the optic nerve and blood flow abnormalities in glaucoma using novel ultrasound and vascular imaging techniques.

    He has conducted National Institutes of Health-sponsored research, evaluating glaucoma detection methods for diabetes patients, and has presented these and other findings both nationally and internationally. Dr. Song was a coauthor of the American Glaucoma Society Position Paper: Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery and has received an Emerging Vision Scientist Award from the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research.

    Dr. Song was born in New Jersey but grew up in Houston, TX, before moving to Southern California and joining the USC Roski Eye Institute in 2019.
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    1. Non-Invasive Hybrid Ultrasound Stimulation of Visual Cortex In Vivo. Bioengineering (Basel). 2023 May 10; 10(5). Gong C, Li R, Lu G, Ji J, Zeng Y, Chen J, Chang C, Zhang J, Xia L, Nair DSR, Thomas BB, Song BJ, Humayun MS, Zhou Q. PMID: 37237647; PMCID: PMC10215307.
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    2. A Mechanistic Model of Aqueous Humor Flow to Study Effects of Angle Closure on Intraocular Pressure. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2023 01 03; 12(1):16. Murgoitio-Esandi J, Xu BY, Song BJ, Zhou Q, Oberai AA. PMID: 36622686; PMCID: PMC9838584.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Effectiveness of Glaucoma Screening and Factors Associated with Follow-up Adherence among Glaucoma Suspects in a Safety-Net Teleretinal Screening Program. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2023 May-Jun; 6(3):247-254. Yuen J, Xu B, Song BJ, Daskivich LP, Rodman J, Wong BJ. PMID: 36332907.
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    4. Rates and Patterns of Diagnostic Conversion from Anatomical Narrow Angle to Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma in the United States. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2023 Mar-Apr; 6(2):169-176. Yoo K, Apolo G, Zhou S, Burkemper B, Lung K, Song B, Wong B, Toy B, Camp A, Xu B. PMID: 36058536; PMCID: PMC9978040.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Misdiagnosis of Orbital Foreign Body as Glaucoma Drainage Device. J Emerg Med. 2022 07; 63(1):e22-e27. Guo S, Iyengar R, Chudnofsky C, Song B, Zhang-Nunes S. PMID: 35953325.
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    6. Restoration of Vision in Severe, Cicatricial, Ocular Surface Disease With the Boston Keratoprosthesis Type II. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 11; 243:42-54. Saini C, Chen TC, Young LH, Vavvas DG, Vangel M, Papaliodis GN, Mukai S, Turalba AV, Rhee DJ, Wu DM, Eliott D, Miller JB, Song BJ, Shen LQ, Pasquale LR, Chodosh J. PMID: 35850253.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Repeatability and Reproducibility of 4.5 by 4.5 mm Peripapillary Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Scans in Glaucoma and Non-Glaucoma Eyes. J Glaucoma. 2022 09 01; 31(9):773-782. Shen AJ, Urrea AL, Lee JC, Burkemper B, LeTran VH, Zhou X, Chu Z, Grisafe DJ, Fard A, Wong B, Song B, Xu BY, Wang RK, Richter GM. PMID: 35726955.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Super-Resolution Ultrasound Localization Microscopy for Visualization of the Ocular Blood Flow. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2022 05; 69(5):1585-1594. Qian X, Huang C, Li R, Song BJ, Tchelepi H, Shung KK, Chen S, Humayun MS, Zhou Q. PMID: 34652993; PMCID: PMC9113921.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    9. Intrasession Repeatability and Intersession Reproducibility of Macular Vessel Parameters on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Glaucomatous and Non-Glaucomatous Eyes. Curr Eye Res. 2022 07; 47(7):1068-1076. Vorperian A, Khan N, Lee J, Burkemper B, Zhou X, Grisafe D, LeTran V, Chu Z, Wong B, Xu B, Song B, Wang RK, Richter G. PMID: 35385336.
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    10. Wedge Defects on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of the Peripapillary Retina in Glaucoma: Prevalence and Associated Clinical Factors. J Glaucoma. 2022 04 01; 31(4):242-249. LeTran VH, Burkemper B, O'Fee JR, Souverein EA, Lee JC, Phillips MJ, Dinh-Dang D, Song BJ, Xu BY, Wong BJ, Richter GM. PMID: 35089892.
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    11. Racial and Sociodemographic Disparities in the Detection of Narrow Angles before Detection of Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma in the United States. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2022 Jul-Aug; 5(4):388-395. Apolo G, Bohner A, Pardeshi A, Lung K, Toy B, Wong B, Song B, Camp A, Xu B. PMID: 35085828; PMCID: PMC9309181.
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    12. Hemiretinal Asymmetry in Peripapillary Vessel Density in Healthy, Glaucoma Suspect, and Glaucoma Eyes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 10; 230:156-165. Hong KL, Burkemper B, Urrea AL, Chang BR, Lee JC, LeTran VH, Chu Z, Zhou X, Xu BY, Wong BJ, Song BJ, Jiang X, Wang RK, Varma R, Richter GM. PMID: 34102157; PMCID: PMC8599609.
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    13. Steps to Measurement Floor of an Optical Microangiography Device in Glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 11; 231:58-69. Phillips MJ, Dinh-Dang D, Bolo K, Burkemper B, Lee JC, LeTran VH, Chang BR, Grisafe DJ, Chu Z, Zhou X, Song BJ, Xu BY, Wong B, Wang RK, Richter GM. PMID: 34051173; PMCID: PMC8608690.
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    14. Glaucoma Expert-Level Detection of Angle Closure in Goniophotographs With Convolutional Neural Networks: The Chinese American Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 06; 226:100-107. Chiang M, Guth D, Pardeshi AA, Randhawa J, Shen A, Shan M, Dredge J, Nguyen A, Gokoffski K, Wong BJ, Song B, Lin S, Varma R, Xu BY. PMID: 33577791; PMCID: PMC8286291.
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    15. Runx2-Twist1 interaction coordinates cranial neural crest guidance of soft palate myogenesis. Elife. 2021 01 22; 10. Han X, Feng J, Guo T, Loh YE, Yuan Y, Ho TV, Cho CK, Li J, Jing J, Janeckova E, He J, Pei F, Bi J, Song B, Chai Y. PMID: 33482080; PMCID: PMC7826157.
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    16. Intrasession repeatability and intersession reproducibility of peripapillary OCTA vessel parameters in non-glaucomatous and glaucomatous eyes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 11; 105(11):1534-1541. Lee JC, Grisafe DJ, Burkemper B, Chang BR, Zhou X, Chu Z, Fard A, Durbin M, Wong BJ, Song BJ, Xu BY, Wang R, Richter GM. PMID: 32917629; PMCID: PMC7947035.
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    17. American Glaucoma Society Position Paper: Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2020 Jan - Feb; 3(1):1-6. Fellman RL, Mattox C, Singh K, Flowers B, Francis BA, Robin AL, Butler MR, Shah MM, Giaconi JA, Sheybani A, Song BJ, Stein JD. PMID: 32672638; PMCID: PMC7531041.
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    18. In Reply: Protocol For Titrated Endocycloplasty When Combined With Phacoemulsification in an Exclusive Cohort of Angle Closure Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2019 12; 28(12):e178-e179. Lin MM, Rageh A, Turalba AV, Lee H, Falkenstein IA, Hoguet AS, Ojha P, Rao VS, Ratanawongphaibul K, Rhee DJ, Shen LQ, Song BJ, Chen TC. PMID: 31567904.
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    19. Differential Efficacy of Combined Phacoemulsification and Endocyclophotocoagulation in Open-angle Glaucoma Versus Angle-closure Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2019 05; 28(5):473-480. Lin MM, Rageh A, Turalba AV, Lee H, Falkenstein IA, Hoguet AS, Ojha P, Rao VS, Ratanawongphaibul K, Rhee DJ, Shen LQ, Song BJ, Chen TC. PMID: 30839415.
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    20. Diabetic Retinopathy Assessment Variability Among Eye Care Providers in an Urban Teleophthalmology Program. Telemed J E Health. 2019 04; 25(4):301-308. Liu Y, Rajamanickam VP, Parikh RS, Loomis SJ, Kloek CE, Kim LA, Hitchmoth DL, Song BJ, Xerras DC, Pasquale LR. PMID: 30040526; PMCID: PMC6482899.
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    21. Fundus Densitometry Findings Suggest Optic Disc Hemorrhages in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Have an Arterial Origin. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 03; 187:108-116. Chou JC, Cousins CC, Miller JB, Song BJ, Shen LQ, Kass MA, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR. PMID: 29330062; PMCID: PMC6754625.
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    22. A Practical Approach to Retinal Dystrophies. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018; 1085:245-259. Tsui I, Song BJ, Lin CS, Tsang SH. PMID: 30578524.
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    23. A Novel Adaptive Deformable Model for Automated Optic Disc and Cup Segmentation to Aid Glaucoma Diagnosis. J Med Syst. 2017 Dec 07; 42(1):20. Haleem MS, Han L, Hemert JV, Li B, Fleming A, Pasquale LR, Song BJ. PMID: 29218460; PMCID: PMC5719827.
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    24. The ISNT Rule: How Often Does It Apply to Disc Photographs and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Measurements in the Normal Population? Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec; 184:19-27. Poon LY, Solá-Del Valle D, Turalba AV, Falkenstein IA, Horsley M, Kim JH, Song BJ, Takusagawa HL, Wang K, Chen TC. PMID: 28947074; PMCID: PMC5705386.
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    25. Acquired Corneal Neuropathy and Photoallodynia Associated With Malposition of an Ex-PRESS Shunt. J Glaucoma. 2017 Jan; 26(1):e19-e21. Birnbaum FA, Hamrah P, Jacobs DS, Song BJ. PMID: 27513904.
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    26. Presence and Risk Factors for Glaucoma in Patients with Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 12; 16(12):124. Song BJ, Aiello LP, Pasquale LR. PMID: 27766584; PMCID: PMC5310929.
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    27. Trabeculectomy and Combined Phacoemulsification-Trabeculectomy: Outcomes and Risk Factors for Failure in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2016 09; 25(9):763-9. Song BJ, Ramanathan M, Morales E, Law SK, Giaconi JA, Coleman AL, Caprioli J. PMID: 27513900; PMCID: PMC5001924.
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    28. Reply: To PMID 24874999. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb; 159(2):410-1. Bitrian E, Song BJ, Caprioli J. PMID: 25542562.
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    29. Bleb revision for resolution of hypotony maculopathy following primary trabeculectomy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 158(3):597-604.e1. Bitrian E, Song BJ, Caprioli J. PMID: 24874999; PMCID: PMC4314713.
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    30. Aqueous vascular endothelial growth factor and endothelin-1 levels in branch retinal vein occlusion associated with normal tension glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2013 Feb; 22(2):104-9. Sin BH, Song BJ, Park SP. PMID: 21946550.
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    31. Intravitreal recombinant human erythropoietin: a safety study in rabbits. Curr Eye Res. 2008 Sep; 33(9):750-60. Song BJ, Cai H, Tsai JC, Chang S, Forbes M, Del Priore LV. PMID: 18798078.
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    32. Hemorrhagic complications from glaucoma surgery in patients on anticoagulation therapy or antiplatelet therapy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Apr; 145(4):736-746. Law SK, Song BJ, Yu F, Kurbanyan K, Yang TA, Caprioli J. PMID: 18255047.
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    33. Erythropoietin: a candidate neuroprotective agent in the treatment of glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2007 Sep; 16(6):567-71. Tsai JC, Song BJ, Wu L, Forbes M. PMID: 17873720.
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    34. Feasibility and efficacy of a mass switch from latanoprost to bimatoprost in glaucoma patients in a prepaid Health Maintenance Organization. Ophthalmology. 2005 Dec; 112(12):2123-30. Law SK, Song BJ, Fang E, Caprioli J. PMID: 16225924.
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