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Education & Honors
Rohan Jalalizadeh, M.D. graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian of his class from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2012 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated in 2016. He conducted his medical internship at St. Louis University before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he completed his residency at the University of Michigan W. K. Kellogg Eye Center, consistently ranked among the best ophthalmology training programs in the country. He returned to St. Louis, Missouri for his 2-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at The Retina Institute.
During his time at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Jalalizadeh co-founded and led Sling Health®, a national medical engineering incubator that is based in universities around the United States to educate and train the next generation of innovators in medical technology solutions.
Awards, Clinical Research & Authorships
Dr. Jalalizadeh has received numerous academic awards and accolades, including the Langsdorf Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, a full tuition merit scholarship, the McKelvey Undergraduate Research Scholarship for demonstrating dedication to research, and the Antoinette Frances Dames Award for Academic Excellence, among others. In 2019 he was a finalist in the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program, and in 2022 he was awarded the top prize at the annual Fellows Forum senior vitreoretinal fellows competition.
For his entrepreneurial endeavors in medical device development, in 2014 Dr. Jalalizadeh was recognized as a member of the Kairos Top 50 entrepreneurs under 25. He has also won numerous local business awards in St. Louis, including I2P (Idea to Product) and Arch Grants.
Dr. Jalalizadeh is passionate about advancing the field of eye care, having authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited academic texts in ophthalmology. He has presented his work at national retina conferences and continues to make research a priority as a sub-investigator in numerous clinical trials at RCA for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, Stargardt’s disease, and others.
Community Service, Affiliations & Hobbies
Dr. Jalalizadeh is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Jalalizadeh strongly believes in giving back to his community and loves to help young people find their passions and succeed. In his free time, he volunteers as a youth group leader through neighborhood community-building initiatives of the Baha’i Faith. He also enjoys playing the piano and violin, hiking, and playing board games with his friends and family.
Meet Dr. Jalalizadeh
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