Three USC Eye Institute Doctors Win “Top Doctor” Recognition from Pasadena Magazine

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USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists Dr. Rohit Varma, Dr. Mark Borchert, and Dr. Jonathan Song were selected as “Top Doctors” by Pasadena Magazine.

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At the USC Eye Institute, we take care to ensure our patients always come first and place great value on being at the forefront of vision research. I am pleased to be recognized along with my peers for our contributions in ophthalmology. - Dr. Rohit Varma

Dr. Rohit Varma, Dr. Mark Borchert, and Dr. Jonathan Song of the USC Eye Institute have been recognized by Pasadena Magazine as “Top Doctors” of 2015. This recognition comes as a result of voting within the Los Angeles medical community to honor who they feel are the most esteemed physicians in their field. It is a prestigious distinction, and three USC doctors are happy to have been selected.

“At the USC Eye Institute, we take care to ensure our patients always come first and place great value on being at the forefront of vision research,” said Dr. Varma, Director of the USC Eye Institute. “I am pleased to be recognized along with my peers for our contributions in ophthalmology and will continue our mission of preserving, protecting, and restoring vision.”

The physicians at the USC Eye Institute are dedicated to being on the cutting edge of vision research, as well as connecting with patients on a personal level in order to provide the best care possible. Dr. Varma is one of the world’s foremost experts in changes affecting the optic nerve in glaucoma, in performing novel glaucoma surgical procedures and in treating difficult and complicated glaucomas. Dr. Song specializes in cornea, external diseases, cataract and laser vision correction surgery, while Dr. Borchert is a pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist and director of the Eye Birth Defects Institute and the Eye Technology Institute at the Vision Center of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a part of the USC Eye Institute Each of these doctors contributes to compassionate vision research in their quest to help those suffering from vision loss and blindness.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a top doctor by our peers in the medical community,” said Dr. Song. “Our goal is to improve the lives of those people suffering from loss of vision in a collaborative, patient-centered manner that utilizes the most advanced research and knowledge available. Patients who visit us should know that they will receive the best care possible.”

“I am happy to receive the Top Doctor recognition from Pasadena Magazine,” said Dr. Borchert. “In all of my work I strive to create close connections with my patients and to treat them using the most advanced techniques and procedures available. Patient care is my number one goal, and it is an honor to be recognized for it.”

The USC Eye Institute is consistently ranked in the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the country by US News and World Report and Ophthalmology Times. In addition, it is ranked in the top 10 for research funding by the National Eye Institute. It is also the headquarters of two California Institute of Regenerative Medicine grants to develop stem cell based treatments for age-related macular degeneration, and is the headquarters of the National Science Foundation Biometric MicroElectronic Systems Engineering Research Center.

ABOUT USC EYE INSTITUTE
The USC Eye Institute, part of Keck Medicine of USC, is led by Rohit Varma, M.D., M.P.H., and has more than 31 full-time faculty physicians covering all subspecialties of ophthalmology. USC's ophthalmology program has been ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report for 20 years and is No. 3 in research funding from the National Eye Institute. For more information, go to usceye.org.

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