Robert H. Rosa, Jr., MD

Baylor Scott & White Health

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Ophthalmology


Patient Care Emphasis
Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Macular and Retinal Diseases, Ophthalmic Pathology

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    August 14, 2000

  • Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD, 1990
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, 1986

  • Specialty Training
  • Medical Retinal Diseases Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital / University College London, London, UK, 1995-1996
  • Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute / Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1994-1995
  • Ophthalmology Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute / University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1991-1994
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Scott & White Memorial Hospital / Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Temple, TX, 1990-1991

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Professor of Surgery

    Publications and Research
  • Roddy GW, Rosa RH Jr, Oh JY, Ylostalo JH, Bartosh TJ Jr, Choi H, Lee RH, Yasumura D, Ahern K, Nielsen G, Matthes MT, LaVail MM, Prockop DJ. Stanniocalcin-1 rescued photoreceptor degeneration in two rat models of inherited retinal degeneration. Mol Ther 2012 Jan 31. doi:10.1038/mt.2011.308 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Roddy GW, Oh JY, Lee RH, Bartosh TJ, Ylostalo J, Coble K, Rosa RH Jr, Prockop DJ. Action at a distance: systemically administered adult stem/progenitor cells (MSCs) reduce inflammatory damage to the cornea without engraftment and primarily by secretion of TSG-6. Stem Cells. 2011 Aug 11. doi:10.1002/stem.708 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Oh JY, Roddy GW, Choi H, Lee RH, Ylostalo JH, Rosa RH Jr, Prockop DJ. Anti-inflammatory protein TSG-6 reduces inflammatory damage to the cornea following chemical and mechanical injury. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2010;107:16875-16880. Epub 2010 Sep 28.

  • Awards and Honors
  • "Texas Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2008-2017
  • Physician FOCUS Award for Service Excellence - 90th Percentile in Patient Satisfaction, 2004-06
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2006-14
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2008
  • Honorary Professor, International Eye Consultation Center, Eye Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, 2012
  • Visiting Professor, Distinguished Lecture Series, Dean McGee Eye Institute, 2011
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Chief's Award for Resident Education, Scott & White Eye Institute
  • First Year Resident Teaching Award, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Florida Lions Eye Bank Ross Carr Memorial Award for Outstanding Service and Complete Devotion to the Cause of Sight
  • Verhoeff Zimmerman Society

  • Languages Spoken
    English, Spanish

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