Jonathan C. Song

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Jonathan Song

Areas of treatment:

Cataract surgery
External diseases
Refractive surgery
Pediatric ophthalmology


  • Ophthalmology


  • Department of Ophthalmology


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

Jonathan C. Song, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Practicing locations:

  • USC Eye Institute (Arcadia)
  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Jonathan C. Song, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Director of Cornea Services at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute. His specialty is cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery. He also specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, with special interest in pediatric cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal/refractive disorders in children.

Dr. Song received his B.S. in biology from the California Institute of Technology and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed an internship at UCLA Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California’s Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Song then completed fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at USC Department of Ophthalmology.


BS, University California Institute of Technology, Biology, 1985-1989
MD, University of California - San Francisco, Medicine, 1989-1993


Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Transitional Medicine, 1993-1994


LAC+USC, USC Department of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, 1994-1997


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Ophthalmology, 1997-1998
USC Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Cornea/Refractive Surgery, 1998-1999


Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, 2004
Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, 2014

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
California Medical Association
Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Max Fine Cornea Society
Pacific Coast Otolarygology-Ophthalmology Society
Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
Saudi Ophthalmological Society


Caltech Honor Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 1987-1989
Elected Tau Beta Pi Honors Society, 1988
Resident Teaching Award, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, 2000
Resident Teaching Award, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, 2002
Resident Teaching Award, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, 2004
Visiting Professor, University of California - San Francisco, 2005
Resident Teaching Award, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, 2006
Visiting Professor, St. Louis University, 2008
Visiting Professor, Dartmouth University, 2008
Visiting Professor, Yale University, 2009
Visiting Professor, Henan Medical School, China, 2009
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Humanism Award, Nominated, 2010
Southern California Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2010
Top Ophthalmologist in America, 2008-2012
The Best Doctors in America Award, 2009-2012
Visiting Professor, Xianshi Eye Institute China, 2013