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Daniel Rootman, MD


Daniel Rootman, MD

UCLA Physician Daniel Rootman, MD specializes in Ophthalmology.
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Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(626) 817-4747 Pasadena
(310) 206-8250 Westood
Fax Number
(626) 817-4748 Pasadena
(310) 825-9263 Westood

Doheny Eye Center UCLA - Pasadena
625 South Fair Oaks Ave, Suite 240
Pasadena, CA 91105

Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA
300 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Oculoplastics/Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2012 - 2014
Ophthalmology, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 2008 - 2012
Surgery, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 2007 - 2008
MD, Queens University School of Medicine, 2007
Blepharoplasty, Blepharospasm, Botox, Cosmetic, Eyebrow Lifts Endoscopic, Eyelid Surgery, Graves Disease, Lacrimal Disorder, Oncology, Orbital Surgery, Orbital Tumor, Ptosis, Trauma
Research Interest
  • Developing and refining patient centered outcome measures for surgical care
  • Randomized clinical trials in surgery, including ptosis, Graves' orbitopathy and lacrimal disease
  • Health economics of eyelid and facial surgery
  • Socio-demographics of facial trauma
  • Physiology and pathobiology of ptosis and new approaches to surgery
  • Measurement and assessment in medical education
Additional Information
Dr. Rootman treats the entire spectrum of oculofacial plastic disorders including eyelid problems such as cancers, malpositions (turning in or turning out) and ptosis (drooping eyelids). He also specializes in scarless endoscopic tearing surgery and additionally applies these techniques for complicated orbital tumor removals. This complements his particular interest in orbital and complex skull base disease, such as thyroid orbitopathy, orbital vascular malformations and traumatic fractures. Dr. Rootman is also highly skilled in performing surgery and minimally invasive interventions for aesthetic enhancement.
Awards & Recognition
  • Barsky Prize in Ophthalmology, Queen’s University
  • FitzGerald Academy Resident Teacher Award (nomination), St Michaels Hospital
  • R. Gordon Kelly Award, University of Toronto
  • Sopman Humanitarian Award, The University Health Network
  • Best Paper, Neuro-ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Duncan Jamieson & Woywitka Cup, University of Toronto
  • UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute Fellow Teaching Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute
  • Bartley Frueh, MD Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery
  • Excellence in Research Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute
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