Todd P. Margolis, MD, PhD

Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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  • Bachelor of Science: Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1977
  • PhD: University of California, San Francisco, 1983
  • Medical Degree: University of California, San Francisco, 1984


  • Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, 1988
  • Fellowship: Corneal/External Disease, University of California, San Francisco, 1989
  • Fellowship: Corneal/External Diseases, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology -- Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Heed Award for outstanding discovery and leadership in Ophthalmology, 2012
  • American Graphics Design Award – Annual Report Cover, 2011
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologists®, 2009, 2011
  • ARVO Fellow Gold (FARVO), 2009
  • President, ARVO, 2008-2009
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2005-2012
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award, 2005
  • NIH National Advisory Eye Council, 2004-2008
  • AAO Achievement Award, 2004
  • ARVO Trustee (Immunology and Microbiology), 2004-2009
  • AOA (faculty inductee), 1996
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Lew Wasserman Merit Award, 1996
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, 1991-1995
  • Jules Stein Vision Research Award, 1991
  • NIH Individual National Research Service Award, 1989-1991
  • Heed/Knapp Fellow, 1988-1989
  • Proctor Foundation Fellow, 1988-1989
  • Heed Foundation Fellow, 1988-1989
  • Michael J. Hogan Award, 1988
  • Michael J. Hogan Award, 1987
  • Graduate Students Association Research Finalist, UCSF Proctor Foundation, 1978
  • Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California San Francisco, 1978-1984
  • Summer Research Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 1978
  • Regents Scholar in Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1977
  • Honors and Distinction in Biology, Stanford University, 1977

Selected Publications

  1. Yen M, Ausayakhun S, Chen J, Ausayakhun S, Jirawison C, Heiden D, Holland GN, Margolis TP, Keenan JD. Telemedicine Diagnosis of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis by Nonophthalmologists. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun 19.
  2. Culican SM, Rupp JD, Margolis TP. Retaining clinician-scientists: nature versus nurture. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 27;55(5):3219-22.
  3. Maamari RN, Keenan JD, Fletcher DA, Margolis TP. A mobile phone-based retinal camera for portable wide field imaging. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr;98(4):438-41.
  4. Greene JB, Jeng BH, Fintelmann RE, Margolis TP. Oral azithromycin for the treatment of meibomitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;132(1):121-2.
  5. Estopinal CB, Ausayakhun S, Ausayakhun S, Jirawison C, Joy Bhosai S, Margolis TP, Keenan JD. Access to ophthalmologic care in Thailand: a regional analysis. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2013 Oct;20(5):267-73.
  6. Kempen JH, Sugar EA, Jaffe GJ, Acharya NR, Dunn JP, Elner SG, Lightman SL, Thorne JE, Vitale AT, Altaweel MM; Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group. Fluorescein angiography versus optical coherence tomography for diagnosis of uveitic macular edema. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep;120(9):1852-9.
  7. Friedman DS, Holbrook JT, Ansari H, Alexander J, Burke A, Reed SB, Katz J, Thorne JE, Lightman SL, Kempen JH; MUST Research Group. Risk of elevated intraocular pressure and glaucoma in patients with uveitis: results of the multicenter uveitis steroid treatment trial. Ophthalmology. 2013 Aug;120(8):1571-9.
  8. Bertke AS, Ma A, Margolis MS, Margolis TP. Different mechanisms regulate productive herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2 infections in adult trigeminal neurons. J Virol. 2013 Jun;87(11):6512-6.
  9. Heiden D, Margolis TP, Lowinger A, Saranchuk P. Eye exam with indirect ophthalmoscopy for diagnosis of disseminated tuberculosis in patients with HIV/AIDS. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 May;97(5):668-9.
  10. Bertke AS, Apakupakul K, Ma A, Imai Y, Gussow AM, Wang K, Cohen JI, Bloom DC, Margolis TP. LAT region factors mediating differential neuronal tropism of HSV-1 and HSV-2 do not act in trans. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e53281.

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