Roma P. Patel, M.D., M.B.A.
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
- Chief of Ophthalmology, Sacramento Veterans Affairs Hospital
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.
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
American Board of Ophthalmology,
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.