Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cornea specialist at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. Her clinical practice focuses on corneal transplant, complex cataract surgery and treatment of infectious keratitis. After completing her fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of California, San Francisco, she stayed on faculty and remained there until she transitioned to Stanford in 2021. She continues to collaborate closely with the FI Proctor Foundation as an Associate Proctor Researcher.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Rose-Nussbaumer is an NIH-funded researcher who focuses on randomized clinical trials in ophthalmology. She is the PI on a UG1 grant, Descemet Endothelial Thickness Comparison Trial (DETECT), a randomized clinical trial comparing UT-DSAEK to DMEK and ripasudil versus placebo in patients with endothelial disease such as Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy. She is also the PI on a UG1 grant, the Steroids and Cross-linking for Ulcer Treatment Trial (SCUT II), a randomized clinical trial in collaboration with Aravind Eye hospital in India and the University of Sao Paulo looking at the benefit of adjunctive topical steroids, corneal crosslinking or rose bengal photodynamic therapy in the treatment of infectious ulcers.

As a native of Northern California, she loves spending time with her family and Bernese Mountain Dog, Kenji, exploring California's natural beauty through hiking and camping.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2014)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Cornea Fellowship (2013) CA
  • Residency: OHSU Casey Eye Institute (2012) OR
  • Cornea Fellowship, F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco (2013)
  • Internship: Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center (2009) OR
  • Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University (2012)
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2008) CA
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, Medicine (2008)

  • President, Ocular Microbiology Interest Group (2023 - Present)
  • Director-at-Large, Cornea Society (2023 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Cornea (2021 - Present)
  • Managing Editor, JAMA Ophthalmology (2021 - Present)
  • Methodologist, AAO, OTAC Refractive Panel (2018 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Corneal and External Eye Diseases Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Corneal and External Eye Diseases Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Doctors and staff are all very knowledgeable and friendly.
Dr Rose is not only a good doctor, she is a lovely beautiful person. I often went to see her worrying about my eyes, but she can relieve me from worrying about my eyes.
Dr Rose is patient focused.
super helpful I learned a lot about my eyes.
The appointment I had was excellent. Dr Rose-Nussbaumer was really attentive and gave me all the information I needed and listened to me. I would definitely recommend her to other patients
Very professional, and easy to talk to
Dr. Rose is exceptional profissional.
I would like to recommend my family members, my relatives and my relatives to Stanford Medicine.
I liked Dr. Rose very much.
Dr Rose and Lorraine Alameda are awesome
Professional, interested in what I had to say. Everyone from start to finish was polite and efficient, and very kind
My 7:30 appointment was great, easy parking, uncrowned waiting room, relaxed staff😊
Dr. Rose-Nussbaumer did excellent job, the surgery went well, recovery is good and the eye sees better. Staff is excellent. They did all precaution for my heart condition before anesthesia.
This staff was amazing and very kind to me from beginning to end.
My doctor is excellent and professional.
prompt & excellent service
Dr. Rose is an extraordinary eyes doctor.
Dr. Rose was very profession and friendly
I’m very impressed with the skill and care of Dr. Rose.
Besides being a great doctor, she is a wonderful woman and allows her patients to see and feel this.
Best, confident in her judgment and care
nurse Lena was very informative and gave me encouragement for my pending surgery.
Dr. Rose is the best doctor in the world
All good , both Doctors were too good explain everything very easily
I would like to recommend Dr. Rose to my relatives and friends.
Dr. Rose Nussbaumer is an exceptional doctor.
I felt rushed in my appointment and didn’t have all the answers
Very well informed and clinical research oriented corneal specialist. Personally helpful in establishing my dx and treatment options.
So many wonderful people who care. I’m grateful for all of them. Thanks.
Prompt and wonderful service
My visit with Dr. Rose Nussbaumer was great. She and her fellow were very thorough and very kind.
Professional and patient
De. Rise-Nussbauner it’s not only great knowledge in her field, but also shivs great personal care in her patients.
Doctor’s advise is so helpful! Highly recommended.
The staff are kind, professional and attentive.
Dr. Rose is the best doctor in the world.
excellent care from the entire health care Stanford team
I was really happy to meet Dr. Rose. She is very conscientious and professional. It was nice to see how well true works with her interns. That says a lot about someone. I feel she listens to my concerns they do not fall upon deaf years.
Dr. Rose is friendly, professional, and a delight.
Dr. Rose, the best doctor in the world.
I wish you all the best
Dr Rose is awesome!!!
I found the appointment disorganized and basically not ready for me. I was coming in for a procedure and was a bit anxious and the staff and doctor did not help calm my anxiety with the manner in which I was handled.
Dr. Rose gave me hope. She was compassionate while being informative. Thank you Dr. Rose!
Dr Rose is very patient centric plus good with her students/fellows
Explains everything well. Very kind. Helped my tearing eye with an in office procedure. Used anesthetic so procedure did not hurt.
Doctor is very nice 〠patient and clean with me to treat. Specifically she is highly professional
Dr. Rose and her staff are excellent. They listened to my concerns and hooked me up immediately with other skilled professionals to get my surgeries set up, Perscription script, etc.
Service was good but was late because too many patients. Guess you have expect some delays.
Wonderful doctor. Very professional and compassionate.
The best medical care that I’ve ever received from each and every person who helped me to their abilities and desire to do their best for me and technology.
She was absolutely wonderful of her both times I have seen her. She is very professional, considerate, polite and people oriented. The interns working with her Ion each visit were great as well.
Dr. Rose is the best doctor in this world.
Dr Rose is very knowledgeable, skilled and great to talk with
Dr. Rose was exceptional
Excellent care by nurses, aids, and doctor
I had to wait for an hour and a half for the doctor to come!
efficient competent smooth process
Dr. Rose is the best doctor in this world.
Dr Rose is awesome!!!!
My visit was very good, I was given all the things ź
I feel like I am getting the best of care.
Very excellent
Dr. Rose-Nussbaum is The Greatest!
The team from end to end are awesome. The process is smooth from start to finish. Dr. Rose is awesome!!!!
Very likely.
Dr.Rose is very thorough and all my needs were met for my birthday
Listened and very thorough- the staff is very nice
Dr. Jennifer Rose has provided exceptional care and communication through out the eye surgery procedure and follow-ups. I couldn’t be more pleased with the success of regaining my vision in my left eye.
Dr. Rose is the best doctor in this world.
Very satisfied with my dry eye improvement and with doctor's skill and effort.
Excellent customer care im very happy with my visit
Doctors at the top of their game and state of the art facility. Nurses very professional.
Dr Rose and her staffs is very nice to me. Always
Dr. Rose is great. Thorough, reassuring, positive. The process waiting for cataract surgery is awful. Despite this correcting another caters to surgery at Stanford vision institute that left me with severe compromised vision from initial contact with my Stanford ophthalmologist in November, it took 3 mo for an appt and another wait of 5 mo for surgery.
Dr. Rose in an exceptional doctor. She genuinely cares about her patients .
I have confidence in the Dr. She clearly explains what is going on, and is patient in answering my questions.
I am so very pleased with Dr. Rose with my healing and her excellent bedside manner.
Rose-Nussbaumer very personable. She listened carefully. Put in a tear duck flug in my left eye, and recommended a steroid containing ointment to help relieve the discomfort of my eyes.
Doctor Rose-Nussbaumer in my opinion is an outstanding doctor. I am very happy to have found her. She takes time to discuss all of my issues and questions. She has helped me through a difficult situation and continues to communicate with me.
Very nice doctor and all the members of staffs
Dr Rose is very knowledgeable & patient, professional & clearly explains everything to her patients!
Doctor and her all assistance are very nice
Dr Rose is skilled and very easy to talk to
It was a great first visit with my ophthalmologist. She took time to answer all my questions. I was not able to collect the pamphlet describing the elective procedure I may end up signing up for in few months.
Dr. Rose-Nussbaumer is an excellent provider!
Great doctor, great staff.
Very through
She was very professional and explained to me how to deal with this problem
Dr Jennifer Rose in outstanding !
Feel safe in the hands of competent professionals
Wonderful !
I was seen in a timely manner and felt that Dr Rose took time to listen to my concerns and offered a number of options.
Dr. Rose was thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate.
I truly had a wonderful experience and I adore my new doctor!!!

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