Dr. Stephen Odaibo, MD

Dr. Stephen Odaibo, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Stephen Odaibo, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Dubuque, IA and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Duke Univ Sch Of Med in 2010 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1500 Associates Dr

Dubuque, IA 52002

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
more than 77% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
more than 77% of peers
Macular Edema
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Odaibo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Odaibo "Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo is a Retina specialist, Mathematician, Computer scientist, and Physicist; and is the only Retina specialist in the world with graduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is Co-Founder and CEO of RETINA-AI, a company using Artificial Intelligence methods to develop better diagnostic tools for retinal diseases. Dr. Odaibo continues to be actively involved in writing the code for RETINA-AI's image classification platform. In 2005 he won the Barrie Hurwitz Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine where he topped the class in Neurology. In 2016 Dr. Odaibo delivered the Opening Keynote address at the Global Ophthalmologists Meeting in Osaka Japan. He is author of the book ``Quantum Mechanics and the MRI Machine'' (2012), and of the book "The Form of Finite Groups: A Course on Finite Group Theory" (2016). Dr. Odaibo obtained a B.S. in Mathematics (UAB, 2001), M.S. in Mathematics (UAB, 2002), M.S. in Computer Science (Duke, 2009), and Doctor of Medicine--MD (Duke, 2010). From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Odaibo was in the lab studying G-protein coupled receptors with Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz, the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Dr. Odaibo completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke Univ. Hospital in 2011, his Residency in Ophthalmology at Howard Univ. Hospital in 2014, and his Fellowship in Medical Retina at the Univ. of Michigan in 2015. In 2012 Dr. Odaibo was selected as a Featured Alumnus of the Math Department at UAB. In Oct 2011 his cornea paper was chosen by MIT Technology Review as one of the best papers from Physics or Computer science submitted to the arXiv. In that paper, Dr. Odaibo provided the first quantitative demonstration of non-paraxial light bending in the human cornea.Clinically, Dr. Odaibo focuses on caring for patients with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal tears, and localized retinal detachments. He loves God, his wife Lisa, and his children Daniel and Joy."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Odaibo "I take pride in providing compassionate, evidence-based, state-of-the-art retina care. I expect to deliver to my patients the best care available anywhere in the world."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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6  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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  • Uab--Mathematics Fast-Track Program
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Duke Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Howard University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Univ. Michigan/Ann Arbor, Kellogg Eye Ctr--Medical Retina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Duke University--M.S. Computer Science
    Other Education | Completed 2009
  • Uab--M.S. Mathematics
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Odaibo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Yoruba

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Dr. Odaibo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Odaibo to family and friends
26 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Odaibo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

Dr. Odaibo is a superior talented person with amazing numerous accomplishments in a comparatively few years. Along with Dr. Odaibo’s educational, medical, natural talents, and experiences he takes time to give genuine kind personable attention to we who come to him for skillful treatment.
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Dr. Odaibo makes what is usually an uncomfortable situation into a pleasurable experience. His staff, particularly Shannon, Amanda, and Lizzie, is also awesome!
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Dr. Odaibo is a rare and wonderful find. His professional demeanor and competence coupled with a sense of humor and caring attitude is exceptional. I would - and have - recommended him to others with great enthusiasm. Thanks Dr O, for all that you did for me!
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He was very knowledgeable in his field and always took plenty of time answering my questions and took as much time as I needed to complete the procedures. I never felt rushed.
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I receive monthly eye injections, and Dr. Odaibo does an excellent job of administering them. The procedure is fast and painless. Dr. Odaibo is patient and very good about taking time to explain what will be happening. In addition to being a highly skilled practitioner, he has a compassionate...more
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