Jared Sokol, MD, MBA
Dr. Jared Sokol graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California (USC) with his BA in Biological Sciences. He was his class’s salutatorian, as well as a USC Global Scholar, Discovery Scholar, and Dornsife Scholar. He was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He went on to earn his MD from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, as well as his MBA with High Honors from the Booth School of Business. While in medical school, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and was the Co-president of the Pritzker Ophthalmology Interest Group. He also participated in the Harvard University Ophthalmology Clerkship, where he was a visiting medical student for a month at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
He has investigated genes linked to congenital cataracts, and studied the incidence, clinical features, and outcomes of patients with diabetic tractional retinal detachment. His research on hereditary cataracts and diabetic retinal detachment has been published in PLOS One and OSLI Retina. He has presented his work at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, the University of Chicago Pritzer School of Medicine Summer Research Forum, American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, and University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Grand Rounds. He was a National Top-5 Finalist for the 2015 Cost of Care Creating Value Challenge at the University of California San Francisco for the project “SimField: A portable low-cost visual field test.” His work has been recognized with a Knights Templar Eye Foundation Travel grant for the ARVO Annual Meeting.