Rajiv Rathod, MD

Specialty
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Orange County Retina Medical Group - Santa Ana
1200 North Tustin Avenue
Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Orange County Retina Medical Group - Santa Ana
1200 North Tustin Avenue
Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Phone
(714) 972-8432
Fax
(714) 972-8474
Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekend Hours
Saturday 8am - 12:00pm

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Stanford - 1999
    • Medical School
      Vanderbilt - 2005
    • Internship
      Stanford - 2006
    • Residency
      Washington University - 2010
    • Fellowship
      University of Illinois
    Areas of Interest
    Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Retinal Detachment, Macular Hole, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Epiretinal Membrane, Intraocular Tumors
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Raj Rathod is a native of Orange County, having grown up in the Anaheim Hills area. He completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, receiving a B.S. in Biology. He then worked for a medical internet startup in Los Angeles, before moving on to attend medical school and business school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He returned to California for a year, completing an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. His residency was completed at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Medical Center, where he received several awards for teaching and patient care. Following residency, Dr. Rathod served as the Chief Resident at Washington University. His next stop was Chicago, where he completed a two year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular tumors at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was voted by the department as “Fellow of the Year.”
    Dr. Rathod’s clinic interests include diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity, macular hole, and epiretinal membrane. He also has specific training in management of intraocular tumors, including uveal melanoma. His research interests include novel applications of minimally invasive surgery, outcomes of newer surgical techniques, and understanding the use of ocular therapeutics. Dr. Rathod is a member of several medical societies and is actively involved in national meetings and organizations.
    Dr. Rathod and his fiancé live in south Orange County. They enjoy staying active and traveling. Dr. Rathod enjoys photography, music, computer technology, and cooking.