Benjamin G. Jastrzembski, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Benjamin G. Jastrzembski, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science

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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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UC Davis Eye Services Folsom

UC Davis Eye Services Folsom
251 Turn Pike Dr
Folsom, CA 95630

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I became an ophthalmologist in order to to apply science to help others. As a physician and surgeon, my goal is to provide every family with outstanding ophthalmic care, and it is my top priority that families feel comfortable with the plan of care. It is a great privilege and joy for me to care for children, and I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jastrzembski is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in the surgical and medical care of children’s vision and eyes. He cares for children from infancy through adolescence and also cares for adults with strabismus (eye misalignment).

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Jastrzembski’s research consists of clinical trials on pediatric eye disease through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) as well as research on social inequities in pediatric eye care.


Pediatric Ophthalmology

Undergraduate School

B.A., Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 2008

Medical School

M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2014


Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC


Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA


Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

Educator of the Year, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2021

Dr. Robert Pashby Award, Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital for Sick Children, 2019

David A. Ontjes Award, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, 2015

Hennein L, Jastrzembski B, Shah AS. Use of Telemedicine in Pediatric Ophthalmology in the Underserved Population. Semin Ophthalmol. 2023 Feb;38(2):116-123. doi:10.1080/08820538.2022.2152703. Epub 2022 Dec 18. PMID:36529958.

Adomfeh J, Chinn RN, Michalak SM, Shoshany TN, Bishop K, Hunter DG, Jastrzembski BG, Oke I. Association of Neighborhood Child Opportunity Index with presenting visual acuity in amblyopic children. J AAPOS. 2023 Feb;27(1):20.e1-20.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2022.11.013. Epub 2022 Dec 27. PMID:36581151.

Adomfeh J, Jastrzembski BG, Oke I. Association of Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status With Visual Impairment in Adolescent Children in the US. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2022 Oct 1;140(10):1006-1010. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2022.3627. PMID:36107437.

Brettin K, Shah AS, Welcher J, Jastrzembski B. Reduced visits to pediatric eye care among socioeconomically disadvantaged patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. J AAPOS. 2022 Aug;26(4):195-196. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2022.03.006. Epub 2022 Jun 1. PMID:35659978.

Mantagos IS, Wu C, Griffith JF, Jastrzembski BG, Gonzalez E, Goldstein S, Pearlo L, Vanderveen DK. Retinopathy of prematurity screening and risk mitigation during the COVID-19 pandemic. J AAPOS. 2021 Apr;25(2):91.e1-91.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2020.11.015. Epub 2021 Apr 18. PMID:33882352.

Bowe T, Hunter DG, Mantagos IS, Kazlas M, Jastrzembski BG, Gaier ED, Massey G, Franz K, Schumann C, Brown C, Meyers H, Shah AS. Virtual Visits in Ophthalmology: Timely Advice for Implementation During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Sep;26(9):1113-1117. doi:10.1089/tmj.2020.0121. Epub 2020 May 14. PMID:32408801.

Jastrzembski B, Locke J, Wan MJ. Clinical implications and cost of electroretinography screening for vigabatrin toxicity. Can J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jun;55(3):e98-e100. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.10.014. Epub 2019 Dec 24. PMID:31879070.

Wan MJ, Chan KL, Jastrzembski BG, Ali A. Neuro-ophthalmological manifestations of tuberous sclerosis: current perspectives. Eye Brain. 2019 Jun 19;11:13-23. doi: 10.2147/EB.S186306. PMID: 31417327; PMCID: PMC6592065.

Jastrzembski B, Torun N. A 45-year-old man with unilateral optic disc edema and vision loss. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar 29;25(1):16-20. doi:10.5693/djo.03.2019.02.002. PMID:31080372.

Jastrzembski BG, Shah AS. Microparticle Drug Delivery in Ophthalmology. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2017 Fall;57(4):129-136. doi:10.1097/IIO.0000000000000193. PMID:28885252.