Jeffrey Ma, M.D.

Jeffrey H. Ma, M.D.




  • Assistant Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Health - Davis Eye Center

2035 Lyndell terrace, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95616
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Clinic Fax: 916-734-6992
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide the best possible care by actively listening to your concerns, taking time to explain things clearly, and being available to answer your questions. Vision is our most important sense, and I am committed to working together in caring for the health of your eyes and eyesight.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ma is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UC Davis Eye Center. He has a particular focus in ocular surface disease, including dry eye disease, allergic eye disease, neurotrophic keratopathy,  graft-versus-host disease and others. He also specializes in complex cataract surgery, laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK), corneal diseases and corneal transplantation, including penetrating keratoplasty and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK/DMEK).

Dr. Ma received his undergraduate and medical education from Stanford University. He completed his residency training at Northwestern University, followed by fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. He is an advocate for medical student and resident education.



Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center


M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2014

B.S., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2008

Internship: Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA 2014-2015


Ophthalmology, Northwestern University, Chicago IL 2015-2018


Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland OH 2018-2019

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Honors and Awards

Resident Excellence Award, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2018

Outstanding Resident Research Award, Northwestern University Dept of Ophthalmology, 2017

Clinical Case Award, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2015

Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2013

Medical Scholars Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2012

Intramural Research Training Award, National Institute of Health, 2008

Select Recent Publications

Ma J, Baqai J. Severe bilateral descemetoceles in Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019 Jul 10;(15):1-3.

Ma J, Gill M. Calcified amorphous tumor: A rare cause of central retinal artery occlusion. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Jan 31;(10):25-27.

Ma J, Volpe NJ. Neuroimaging for isolated sixth nerve cranial neuropathy. In Lee A, Sinclair A, Sadaka A, Berry S, Mollan S (Eds.) Neuro-Ophthalmology: Global Trends in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management. New York, NY: Springer. 2018.

Ma J, Desai R, Nesper P, Gill M, Fawzi A, Skondra D. Optical coherence tomography angiography imaging in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmol Eye Dis. 2017 Mar;(9):1-7. 

Lee GH, Stanford MP, Shariati MA, Ma J, Liao YJ. Severe, early axonal degeneration following experimental anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Nov;(11):7111-7118.

Chen Q, Leng T, Zheng L, Kutzscher L, Ma J, de Sisternes L, Rubin D. Automated drusen segmentation and quantification in SD-OCT images. Med Image Anal. 2013 Dec;(17):1058-1072.