Daniel B. Rootman, MD
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Daniel B. Rootman, MD

  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena | 625 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 280, Pasadena, CA 91105


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.


English, French


Medical Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2014


Oculoplastics/Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2013


Ophthalmology, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 2012


Surgery, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 2008


MD, Queens University School of Medicine, 2007
MPH, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 2004



Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center

Stein Eye Institute, Oculoplastics Division

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • 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