Roma Patel, M.D., M.B.A.

Roma P. Patel, M.D., M.B.A.





  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Chief of Ophthalmology, Sacramento Veterans Affairs Hospital


To see if Roma P. Patel is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Patel believes in educating and empowering her patients about their eye diseases as she believes this will positively impact their care.  

She likes to find medical solutions and treatments that work with each individuals' lifestyle and personality and treats each patient as a partner in their own care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Patel is interested in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, in particular using the latest imaging techniques to diagnose early glaucoma.

She is the Chief of the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Hospital Eye Care Division and is committed to leading a team delivering excellent eye care to American's veterans. She provides glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology services.   She also serves as a surgical and clinical teacher to UC Davis ophthalmology residents.




M.D., M.B.A., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 2010

M.B.A., Health Administration, Rice University, Houston TX 2009

B.A., Rice University, Houston TX 2005

Internship: Transitional Year, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston TX 2010-2011


Ophthalmology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2011-2014


Ophthalmology - Glaucoma, Duke University Eye Center, Durham NC 2014-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Glaucoma Society

California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Honors and Awards

Starr E. Schulman MPA Fellowship Award, 2012

Starr E. Schulman MPA Fellowship Award - California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, 2012

Jones Scholar, Rice University, 2008

Jones Scholar - Rice University Graduate School of Business, 2008

Outstanding Senior, Rice University, 2005

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society,

Phi Lambda Upsilon Honor Society, Rice University,

Select Recent Publications

Chak G, Patel RP, Allingham RR.  Acetazolamide (Diamox reg): Systemic considerations prior to administration for IOP reduction. 2015

Lim MC, Patel RP, Lee VS, Weeks PD, Barber MK, Watnik MR. The long-term financial and clinical impact of an electronic health record on an academic ophthalmology practice. J Ophthalmol. 2015;2015:329819.

Patel RP, Lin J, Khaderi SK. Beyond gaming: The Utility of Video Games for Sports Performance. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS), 2014 Jan-Mar; 6(1):43-51.

Patel RP, Pandit RT. Comparison of Anterior Chamber Depth Measurements from the Galilei Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer with IOLMaster. J Ophthalmol. 2012;2012:430249.

Patel RP, Volpi J, Lee AG, Barton JJ. Once upon a cataract surgeon. Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul-Aug;57(4):379-85.

Patel R, Wang L, Koch DD, Yeu E. “Pseudoaccomodation.” Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Spring;51:2:109-18.