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About Jolene Rudell, MD, PhD

Jolene Rudell, MD, PhD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, a visual problem in which the eyes are not properly aligned. She also treats patients with refractive error, lazy eye (amblyopia), cataracts in children, nasolacrimal duct disorders, congenital eye syndromes and systemic diseases that affect the eyes.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rudell instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She also performs research to better understand strabismus and extraocular muscle disease in order to seek improved treatments for patients. She is frequently invited to give presentations to doctors and technicians about pediatric eye diseases including strabismus, amblyopia and pediatric eye emergencies.

Dr. Rudell completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at University of Washington Seattle Children's Hospital. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at UC Davis School of Medicine where she also earned her medical degree and doctoral degree in neuroscience. Dr. Rudell is board certified in ophthalmology.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and Women in Ophthalmology.

In her free time, Dr. Rudell enjoys ballet and hiking with her family. She speaks Korean fluently.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA

Residency

  • UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA

Fellowship

  • University of Washington, Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Korean

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Eye Misalignment (Strabismus)
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Double Vision
  • Amblyopia
  • Pediatric Cataracts
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Disorders
  • Congenital Eye Syndromes
  • Refractive Error
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted