UNM Eye Center
UNM Eye Center

MSC 10 8000
1600 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Brick Building at NE corner of street light

Phone: (505) 272-2553
Fax: (505)925-4785

Linda Rose, M.D., Ph.D


  • Director, Cornea and External Diseases Service
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialty:

  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery


  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology
  • Residency (Ophthalmology)
    University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute
  • Fellowship (Cornea)
    Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute


  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • New Mexico Medical Board

Clinical Interests:

Cornea transplantation including partial cornea transplants, endothelial keratoplasty (“DSAEK”) and anterior lamellar keratoplasty (“DALK”), Pterygium Surgery using the “P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for pterygiumÒ method of Dr. Lawrence Hirst, Dry Eyes, Herpetic Eye Disease, and other Corneal Infections, Tumors of the Conjunctiva and ocular surface, Artificial Cornea, Keratoprosthesis, Improving access to eye care in rural New Mexico and other underserved populations.

Research Interests:

Dr Rose has strong research interests in using Ranibizmab to treat pterygium recurrences, surgical research on techniques to optimize pterygium cosmesis while eliminating recurrences, and novel methods for teaching and evaluating medical student ophthalmic skill acquisition.

Professional Affiliations:

Cornea Society, American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), New Mexico Ophthalmological Society (NMOS)

Linda Rose

Linda Rose, MD, PhD