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    Jonathan Song, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033-6103
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      TitleCharles C. Manger Iii, M.D. Chair in Corneal Laser Surgery

      TitleCornea Service Chief

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      Jonathan C. Song, MD, MBA, received his BS in biology from the California Institute of Technology and his MD from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed an internship at UCLA Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California’s Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Song then completed dual fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the USC Department of Ophthalmology.

      Dr. Song returns to The USC Roski Eye Institute/Department of Ophthalmology as associate professor of clinical ophthalmology and director of the Cornea Service from Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. His specialty is cornea, external diseases, and refractive surgery. He also specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, with special interest in pediatric cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal/refractive disorders in children. Dr. Song is one of the few surgeons worldwide who performs both high volume pediatric corneal transplantation and pediatric laser vision correction.

      Dr. Song focuses on the development of new techniques in corneal transplantation to help regain central corneal clarity in children who otherwise would have minimal vision. Dr. Song is also the investigator in a clinical trial of OCT (optical coherence tomography)-guided laser assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty in children. Jonathan Song, MD, is leading a surgical training program for residents, which includes the use of virtual reality cataract simulators. He is also conducting a study on the evaluation of cataract surgery, comparing standard surgical techniques versus advanced technologies such as femtosecond assisted laser surgery.

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      California Institute of TechnologyBS1989
      University of California, San FranciscoMD1993
      University of Southern CaliforniaOphthalmology Residency1997
      Children's Hospital Los AngelesPediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship1998
      USC Roski Eye InstituteCornea/Refractive Surgery1999
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      California Institute of Technology1987  - 1989CalTech Honor Scholar
      1988Elected Tau Beta Pi Honors Society
      Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of USC2000Resident Teaching Award
      Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of USC2002Resident Teaching Award
      Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of USC2004Resident Teaching Award
      University of California, San Francisco2005Visiting Professor
      Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of USC2006Resident Teaching Award
      St. Louis University2008Visiting Professor
      Dartmouth University2008Visiting Professor
      Yale University2009Visiting Professor
      Henan Medical School, China2009Visiting Professor
      Children's Hospital Los Angeles2010Humanism Award (nominated)
      LA Magazine2010Southern California Super Doctors
      2008  - 2012Top Ophthalmologist in America
      2009  - 2012The Best Doctors in America Award
      Xianshi Eye Institute China2013Visiting Professor