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.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2010)
Carolinas Medical Center (2011), Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver (2014), Ophthalmology
Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution (2015), Uveitis & Ocular Inflammatory Disease


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