Karen S. Morgan, MD

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Clinician Educator)

Medical Director of the USC Eye Pasadena Clinic

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Karen S. Morgan, MD, received her undergraduate degree with honors (Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude) from USC. Later, she earned her medical school degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors awarded in her junior year. She completed her internship training at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. After residency training was completed at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she returned to USC as the Resident Supervisor. For the past 30 years, she has practiced general ophthalmology in the city of Pasadena. Dr. Morgan is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and evaluates and manages patients with cataracts, refractive errors, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other types of retinal disease.


  • Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctors, 2008-pres
  • LA Magazine: The Essential Guide to L.A.’s Best Doctors, 1996-pres
  • The Best Doctors in America: Pacific Region, 1996-1997
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology: Honor Award, 1994


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