Karen S. Morgan, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Accepting New Patients


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625 S. Fair Oaks Ave. South Lobby - Suite 400 Ste 400, Pasadena, CA 91105

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About Karen S. Morgan, MD

Karen S. Morgan, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who evaluates and manages patients with cataracts, refractive errors, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other types of retinal disease. She has been providing expert ophthalmic care to families in the city of Pasadena for more than 30 years and is now providing that community connection as a faculty member of the USC Roski Eye Institute. 


Dr. Morgan’s research interests focus on dry eye syndrome treatments and their efficacy, macular degeneration, and the slowing of disease progression and early detection and treatment of glaucoma. 


She has been named in “The Essential Guide to L.A.’s Best Doctors” by Los Angeles Magazine and earned Best Doctor awards from Pasadena Magazine over multiple years. 


Dr. Morgan decided to become a doctor when she was in kindergarten. As a child, she accompanied her father, an internist, on house calls in Bronx, NY. She sat in the kitchen as he examined the patient in another room. She couldn’t understand their conversations, but she recognized how beloved he was and wanted to experience that same bond with patients. 

“As President Theodore Roosevelt stated, ‘People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.’ Building trust is the first step in a strong patient-doctor relationship. Listening to the patient is critical.  


Thankfully, with the benefit of excellent training and years of experience, compounded by the generosity of USC's support in providing the latest technology, I can deliver the highest quality care to my patients.” 


  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Focus

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Surgery, Cataract Surgery

Academic Title
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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