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Jasmine  R.  Elison , MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology - Clinical

Vitreo-Retinal Medicine and Surgery

Academic Office:

Department of Ophthalmology
2020 Gravier St. Suite B
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone (office): (504) 568-2081
Fax: (504) 568-2385

Patient/Clinical Office:

LSU Eye Center
2820 Napoleon Ave. Suite 700
New Orleans LA 70115
Phone: (504) 412-1210
Fax: (504) 899-2866


Cornell University; BA  (1994)

Georgetown University School of Medicine; MD (2000)


National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH) Pre-Intra-mural Research Training Award Fellowship (1994 - 1996)

Internship: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY (2000 - 2001)

Residency:  Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY (2001 - 2004)

Fellowship:  Medical and Surgical Retina, Cornell University/ New York Hospital (2004 - 2006)

Retina Medical Staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital (2006 - 2007)

Associate, New England Retina Associates (2006 - 2007)

Dr. Jasmine Elison is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina.  She sees patients at the Napoleon Avenue Building in the Ochsner/Baptist Medical Center. She recently joined the academic practice at LSUHSC.

Management of diabetic retinopathy
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Vascular diseases of the retina
Management of retinal detachments


Clinical Interests

Dr. Elison carefully studies new research and scientific breakthroughs to determine if and how they can best used to a patients' advantage. Some of the techniques that are currently used are truly cutting-edge procedures, not yet widely available. In the Napoleon Avenue clinic, fluorescein angiography is used to diagnose retinal abnormalities. They can be diagnosed and treated in the same visit using digital angiography. Using a camera and special computer, the digital imaging system provides immediate access to high resolution images of a patient's ocular tissue without waiting 2-7 days for film development. The images can be reviewed on the computer screen.

Research Interests

Multispectral Imaging
Medical Informatics

Teaching Activities

Dr. Elison is the Director of the Medical Student Clerkship for the Department of Ophthalmology.

Additional Info

Dr. Elison was recently recognized by the prestigious Retina Society to receive the fifth annual Raymond Margherio Award in Cape Town South Africa. This international award is given to one vitreo-retinal fellow per year in honor of the best research paper specializing on macular disease and surgery of the retina. 

She presented new research work on the use of a small molecule inhibitor for retinoblastoma ("Small molecule inhibition of HDM2 leads to p53-mediated cell death in retinoblastoma cells" Archives of Ophthalmology, 2006; 124; 1269 - 75.)In 2006 - 2007, Dr Elison was part of a phase III Lucentis (Genentech) clinical trial, studying the safety and efficacy of this novel VEGF inhibitor for the treatment of wet AMD.