Jennifer Cao, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric uveitis and ocular immunologic diseases.

Dr. Cao earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and gained advanced training in uveitis and ocular immunology through a fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI), where she served as Co-Chief Fellow.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Cao joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

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

Dr. Cao has lectured widely and published numerous original research articles, monographs, and case reports related to her areas of expertise. Her recent publications include “Successful Treatment With Infliximab After Adalimumab Failure in Pediatric Noninfectious Uveitis” in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

For pediatric appointments, please call 214-456-7947.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution (2014-2015), Uveitis & Ocular Inflammatory Disease
  • Residency - University of Colorado Denver (2011-2014), Ophthalmology
  • Internship - Carolinas Medical Center (2010-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (2006-2010)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Uveitis Society
  • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
Honors & Awards
  • 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
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Uveitis
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ocular Lymphoma

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Jennifer Cao, M.D.

Dr. Cao talks about her approach to patient care.