Jennifer L. Rossen, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology; Clinical Practice Director; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Dr. Rossen, MD, is a pediatric ophthalmologist and surgeon at Lurie Children’s. She has expertise in treating a wide range of pediatric ophthalmologic conditions, especially eye muscle disorders. She also studies pediatric ophthalmology conditions including eye muscle disorders and has authored several scientific publications. In clinic, Dr. Rossen’s goal is to provide compassionate patient-centered care and to engage families in understanding each child’s eye conditions and treatments.

Clinical Interests

Genetic ocular diseases, strabismus and eye muscle disorders; pediatric cataracts; tear duct abnormalities; retinoblastoma; hemangioma; uveitis; traumatic eye injury; medical education



Education & Training

Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2015

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology, Lurie Children’s, 2019-2020; Residency in ophthalmology (Chief Resident), Rush University Medical Center, 2016-2019

Board Certifications: Ophthalmology

Research & Publications

Publications and Presentations


Accepted: Rossen JL, Mets MB, Sternfeld A, Rahmani S, Ralay-Ranaivo H. Normative Values for Standard Full Field Electroretinography in a Tertiary Care Pediatric Population in Chicago. Poster. AAPOS 2021.

Hawn K, Shepherd E, Rossen J, Cohen L, Cohen S, Patel A, Meier P, Kimura R, Silvestri J, Cohen J. Long term visual and neurodevelopmental outcomes in ROP patients treated with laser photocoagulation versus intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy. Poster. ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract 2020.

Rossen J, Cohen J, Patel A, et al. Mother’s Own Milk and Retinopathy of Prematurity, Poster. ARVO 2019

Rossen J, Brown SVL, Breunig A, Desai S, Kesten N. Dropless Cataract Surgery: A retrospective review of our experience. EPoster. ASCRS 2018


Sternfeld A, Rahmani S, Rossen JL, Zhang DL, Li YD, Quan VL, Huang R, Yoon HH. Long-term retinal vasculature abnormalities following intravitreal bevacizumab for retinopathy of prematurity.
Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2022 Jun; 260(6): 1915-1921.

Dajee KP, Rossen JL, Bratton ML, Whitson JT, He YG. A 10-year review of pediatric uveitis at a Hispanic dominated tertiary pediatric ophthalmic clinic. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug 22;10:1607-12.

Rossen J, Amram A, Milani B, Park D, Harthan J, Joslin C, McMahon T, Djalilian A. Contact Lens-induced Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. Ocul Surf. 2016 Oct;14(4):419-434. P

Vrcek I, Hogan RN, Rossen J, Mancini R. Conjunctiva-Sparing Posterior Ptosis Surgery: A Novel Approach. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep-Oct;32(5):366-70.

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