Jennifer Hsuleejen Cao, MD $$

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Jennifer Cao, M.D., is a board certified ophthalmologist at Children’s Health℠. She is an assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric uveitis.

Dr. Cao earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and completed specialized training in uveitis and ocular inflammatory disease at Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Uveitis Society, and the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Cao has earned multiple awards include Physician of the Month from Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Education and Training

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2010)
Carolinas Medical Center - GME (2011), Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver (2014), Ophthalmology
Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution (2015), Ophthalmology
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology


    • Pediatric uveitis
    • Ocumal immunology
    • Ocular inflammatory disease

    Departments and Programs

    • Research Interests

      • Pediatric Uveitis
      • Ocular Immunology
      • Ocular Lymphoma
    • Publications

      • The Detection of Occult Retinal Vasculitis on Fluorescein Angiography in Pediatric Uveitis. Abraham A, Saboo US, Ducca BL, Lawand AT, Ronconi C, Cao JH, Ophthalmology. Retina 2020 02 4 2 198-203
      • Successful treatment with infliximab after adalimumab failure in pediatric noninfectious uveitis. Ashkenazy N, Saboo US, Abraham A, Ronconi C, Cao JH, Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American. Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2019 Jun 23 3 151.e1-151.e5
      • Diagnosis and Management of Cicatricial Conjunctivitis. Anterior Segment and Gonioscopy in Djalilian AR (Ed.) Ocular Surface Disease: A Case-Based Guide. First edition. Swan RT, Cao JH, Foster CS (2018), Springer
    • Professional Activities

      • American Academy of Ophthalmology
      • American Uveitis Society
      • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Awards and Honors

      • 3rd place, Resident Alumni Day Research Award 2018, UT Southwestern, Department of Ophthalmology
      • Best PGY2 poster, Resident Alumni Day Research Award 2017, UT Southwestern, Department of Ophthalmology
      • Physician of the Month (July) 2017, Dallas Children’s Medical Center
      • Certificate of Academic Excellence 2012-2014, University of Colorado, Department of Ophthalmology
      • Arnold Frazier Internal Medicine Intern of the Year Award 2011, Carolinas Medical Center
      • Bryant Galusha Carolinas Medical Center Outstanding Intern of the Year Award 2011, Carolinas Medical Center
      • Inductee, Gold Humanism Honor Society 2010, Baylor College of Medicine

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