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Brian C. Stagg
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Brian C. Stagg, MD

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

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  • Brian C. Stagg, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. He also performs cataract surgery and has a special interest in geriatric ophthalmology.

    He earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and completed his residency at Moran, where he was instrumental in helping to create Moran’s Operation Sight Day. After residency, he went to the University of Michigan where he practiced as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and was a National Clinician Scholar research fellow studying population health. Following his time at Michigan, Dr. Stagg completed a glaucoma fellowship at Duke University.

    His research focuses on using modern technology to personalize glaucoma care to ensure that each patient gets appropriate treatment. Honors include acceptance into the University of Utah’s Vice President’s Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program.

    Get to know Dr. Stagg by watching his profile video.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 242 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 24, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    fantastic care and kindness and intelligence. grateful !

    August 17, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Very impressed with Dr. Stagg and his advice and recommendations. Courteous and professional!

    August 13, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Excellent Doctor and a good person.

    August 12, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    He is great, but obviously has too many clients. Doesn't have time for each patient.

    August 11, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Stagg is very professional and knowledgeable. Great guy with a good team. Made me very comfortable.

    August 08, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Excellent

    August 06, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    I felt that his time wtth me was so short I left with unanswered quetions

    August 05, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    First contact with him. Everything was pleasant, no issues.

    August 04, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Relational, professional, Very competent.

  • Brian C. Stagg, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. He also performs cataract surgery and has a special interest in geriatric ophthalmology.

    He earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and completed his residency at Moran, where he was instrumental in helping to create Moran’s Operation Sight Day. After residency, he went to the University of Michigan where he practiced as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and was a National Clinician Scholar research fellow studying population health. Following his time at Michigan, Dr. Stagg completed a glaucoma fellowship at Duke University.

    His research focuses on using modern technology to personalize glaucoma care to ensure that each patient gets appropriate treatment. Honors include acceptance into the University of Utah’s Vice President’s Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program.

    Get to know Dr. Stagg by watching his profile video.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences -Primary
    Biomedical Informatics -Adjunct
    Population Health Sciences -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Education history

    Fellowship Glaucoma - Duke Eye Center Fellow
    Health and Healthcare Research - University of Michigan M.S.
    Research Fellow Health Services - Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan Research Fellow
    Ophthalmology - John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Internship Internal Medicine-Ophthalmology - University of Utah School of Medicine Intern
    Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine M.D.
    Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Portuguese - Brigham Young University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Polski A, Liu KC, Gupta D, Grewal DS, Horns J, Wirostko BM, Stagg BC (2023). Incident glaucoma and ocular hypertension after periocular and intravitreal steroid injections: a claims-based analysis. BMJ Open Ophthalmol, 8(1). (Read full article)
    2. Killeen OJ, Choi H, Kannan NS, Asare AO, Stagg BC, Ehrlich JR (2024). Association Between Health Insurance and Primary Care Vision Testing Among Children and Adolescents. JAMA Ophthalmol, 141(9), 909-911. (Read full article)
    3. Hicks PM, Woodward MA, Niziol LM, Lu MC, Kang L, Stagg BC, Jakpor O, Elam AR, Newman-Casey PA (2022). Seeing Red: Associations between Historical Redlining and Present-Day Visual Impairment and Blindness. Ophthalmology, 130(4), 404-412. (Read full article)
    4. Stagg BC, Tullis B, Asare A, Stein JD, Medeiros FA, Weir C, Borbolla D, Hess R, Kawamoto K (2023). Systematic User-centered Design of a Prototype Clinical Decision Support System for Glaucoma. Ophthalmol Sci, 3(3), 100279. (Read full article)
    5. Morris AH, Horvat C, Stagg B, Grainger DW, Lanspa M, Orme J, Clemmer TP, Weaver LK, Thomas FO, Grissom CK, Hirshberg E, East TD, Wallace CJ, Young MP, Sittig DF, Suchyta M, Pearl JE, Pesenti A, Bombino M, Beck E, Sward KA, Weir C, Phansalkar S, Bernard GR, Thompson BT, Brower R, Truwit J, Steingrub J, Hiten RD, Willson DF, Zimmerman JJ, Nadkarni V, Randolph AG, Curley MAQ, Newth CJL, Lacroix J, Agus MSD, Lee KH, deBoisblanc BP, Moore FA, Evans RS, Sorenson DK, Wong A, Boland MV, Dere WH, Crandall A, Facelli J, Huff SM, Haug PJ, Pielmeier U, Rees SE, Karbing DS, Andreassen S, Fan E, Goldring RM, Berger KI, Oppenheimer BW, Ely EW, Pickering BW, Schoenfeld DA, Tocino I, Gonnering RS, Pronovost PJ, Savitz LA, Dreyfuss D, Slutsky AS, Crapo JD, Pinsky MR, James B, Berwick DM (2022). Computer clinical decision support that automates personalized clinical care: a challenging but needed healthcare delivery strategy. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 30(1), 178-194. (Read full article)
    6. Stagg BC, Stein JD, Medeiros FA, Horns J, Hartnett ME, Kawamoto K, Hess R (2022). The Frequency of Visual Field Testing in a US Nationwide Cohort of Individuals with Open-Angle Glaucoma. Ophthalmol Glaucoma, 5(6), 587-593. (Read full article)
    7. Paulson C, Thomas SC, Gonzalez O, Taylor S, Swiston C, Herrick JS, McCoy L, Curtin K, Chaya CJ, Stagg BC, Wirostko BM (2022). Exfoliation Syndrome in Baja Verapaz Guatemala: A Cross-Sectional Study and Review of the Literature. J Clin Med, 11(7). (Read full article)
    8. Yorgason JB, Tanner CT, Richardson S, Hill MMYS, Stagg B, Wettstein M, Ehrlich JR (2022). The Longitudinal Association of Late-Life Visual and Hearing Difficulty and Cognitive Function: The Role of Social Isolation. J Aging Health, 8982643211063338. (Read full article)
    9. Trujillo Tanner C, Yorgason JB, Richardson S, Redelfs AH, Hill MMYS, White A, Stagg B, Ehrlich JR, Markides KS (2022). Sensory Impairments and Social Isolation Among Hispanic Older Adults: Towards Culturally Sensitive Measurement of Social Isolation. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. (Read full article)
    10. Hicks PM, Elam AR, Woodward MA, Newman-Casey PA, Asare A, Akrobetu D, Gupta D, Stagg BC (2021). Perceptions of Respect From Clinicians by Patients in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups With Eye Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol, 140(2), 125-131. (Read full article)
    11. Swink JM, Gupta D, Stagg B (2021). The Relationship of Visiting Alternative Care Practitioners with Receiving Medical Eye Care in Patients with Chronic Ocular Disease. Ophthalmic Epidemiol, 1-4. (Read full article)
    12. Pompoco CJ, Curtin K, Taylor S, Paulson C, Shumway C, Conley M, Barker DJ, Swiston C, Stagg B, Ritch R, Wirostko BM (2021). Summary of Utah Project on Exfoliation Syndrome (UPEXS): using a large database to identify systemic comorbidities. BMJ Open Ophthalmol, 6(1), e000803. (Read full article)
    13. Morris AH, Stagg B, Lanspa M, Orme J, Clemmer TP, Weaver LK, Thomas F, Grissom CK, Hirshberg E, East TD, Wallace CJ, Young MP, Sittig DF, Pesenti A, Bombino M, Beck E, Sward KA, Weir C, Phansalkar SS, Bernard GR, Taylor Thompson B, Brower R, Truwit JD, Steingrub J, Duncan Hite R, Willson DF, Zimmerman JJ, Nadkarni VM, Randolph A, Curley MAQ, Newth CJL, Lacroix J, Agus MSD, Lee KH, deBoisblanc BP, Scott Evans R, Sorenson DK, Wong A, Boland MV, Grainger DW, Dere WH, Crandall AS, Facelli JC, Huff SM, Haug PJ, Pielmeier U, Rees SE, Karbing DS, Andreassen S, Fan E, Goldring RM, Berger KI, Oppenheimer BW, Wesley Ely E, Gajic O, Pickering B, Schoenfeld DA, Tocino I, Gonnering RS, Pronovost PJ, Savitz LA, Dreyfuss D, Slutsky AS, Crapo JD, Angus D, Pinsky MR, James B, Berwick D (2020). Enabling a learning healthcare system with automated computer protocols that produce replicable and personalized clinician actions. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 28(6), 1330-1344. (Read full article)
    14. Stagg B, Mariottoni EB, Berchuck S, Jammal A, Elam AR, Hess R, Kawamoto K, Haaland B, Medeiros FA (2021). Longitudinal visual field variability and the ability to detect glaucoma progression in black and white individuals. Br J Ophthalmol, 106, 1115-1120. (Read full article)
    15. Stagg BC, Granger A, Guetterman TC, Hess R, Lee PP (2021). The Burden of Caring for and Treating Glaucoma: The Patient Perspective. Ophthalmol Glaucoma, 5, 32-39. (Read full article)
    16. Gupta D, Ehrlich JR, Newman-Casey PA, Stagg B (2020). Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence in a Nationally Representative US Population with Self-Reported Glaucoma. Ophthalmol Glaucoma, 4(2), 126-130. (Read full article)
    17. Stagg B, Stein JD, Medeiros FA, Cummins M, Kawamoto K, Hess R (2021). Interests and needs of eye care providers in clinical decision support for glaucoma. BMJ Open Ophthalmol, 6(1), e000639. (Read full article)
    18. Stagg BC, Gupta D, Ehrlich JR, Newman-Casey PA, Stein JD, Kawamoto K, Hess R (2020). The Use of eHealth Practices by United States Patients with Self-Reported Glaucoma. Ophthalmol Glaucoma, 4(1), 71-77. (Read full article)
    19. Stagg BC, Stein JD, Medeiros FA, Wirostko B, Crandall A, Hartnett ME, Cummins M, Morris A, Hess R, Kawamoto K (2020). Special Commentary: Using Clinical Decision Support Systems to Bring Predictive Models to the Glaucoma Clinic. Ophthalmol Glaucoma, 4(1), 5-9. (Read full article)
    20. Stagg BC, Gupta D, Ehrlich JR, Newman-Casey PA, Stein JD, Kawamoto K, Hess R (2020). Evaluation for Disparities in Experience With Internet-Based Health Care Among US Patients With Chronic Eye Diseases. JAMA Ophthalmol, 138(10), 1097-1099. (Read full article)
    21. Ehrlich JR, Flora HJ, Stagg BC, Vengadesh B, Willey G, Vardhan S A (2021). Functional Difficulties of Patients Seeking Low Vision Services in South India. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila), 9(5), 470-475. (Read full article)
    22. Patel N, Stagg BC, Swenor BK, Zhou Y, Talwar N, Ehrlich JR (2020). Association of Co-occurring Dementia and Self-reported Visual Impairment With Activity Limitations in Older Adults. JAMA Ophthalmol, 138(7), 756-763. (Read full article)
    23. Stagg BC (2021). "It's Her Eye": Learning to Have a Patient-Centered Perspective. J Grad Med Educ, 12(3), 367-368. (Read full article)
    24. Gan K, Liu Y, Stagg B, Rathi S, Pasquale LR, Damji K (2020). Telemedicine for Glaucoma: Guidelines and Recommendations. Telemed J E Health, 26(4), 551-555. (Read full article)
    25. Stagg BC, Medeiros FA (2019). A Comparison of OCT Parameters in Identifying Glaucoma Damage in Eyes Suspected of Having Glaucoma. Ophthalmol Glaucoma, 3(2), 90-96. (Read full article)
    26. Xiang X, Freedman VA, Shah K, Hu RX, Stagg BC, Ehrlich JR (2019). Self-reported Vision Impairment and Subjective Well-being in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Mediation Analysis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 75(3), 589-595. (Read full article)
    27. Xiang X, An R, Kang SW, Stagg BC, Ehrlich JR (2018). Disability type, depression, and antidepressants use among older adults in the United States. Aging Ment Health, 24(1), 27-34. (Read full article)
    28. Bernhisel AA, Cahoon JM, Sella R, Zaugg B, Barlow WR, Stagg BC, Afshari NA, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2019). Optimum on-time and off-time combinations for micropulse phacoemulsification in venturi vacuum mode. J Cataract Refract Surg, 45(12), 1797-1800. (Read full article)
    29. Ehrlich JR, Ndukwe T, Solway E, Woodward MA, Singer DC, Newman-Casey PA, Kirch M, Delott LB, Kullgren JT, Stagg BC, Musch DC, Malani PN (2019). Self-reported Eye Care Use Among US Adults Aged 50 to 80 Years. JAMA Ophthalmol, 137(9), 1061-1066. (Read full article)
    30. Frank CR, Xiang X, Stagg BC, Ehrlich JR (2019). Longitudinal Associations of Self-reported Vision Impairment With Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Among Older Adults in the United States. JAMA Ophthalmol, 137(7), 793-800. (Read full article)
    31. Ehrlich JR, Stagg BC, Andrews C, Kumagai A, Musch DC (2018). Vision Impairment and Receipt of Eye Care Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. JAMA Ophthalmol, 137(2), 146-158. (Read full article)
    32. Ehrlich JR, Hassan SE, Stagg BC (2018). Prevalence of Falls and Fall-Related Outcomes in Older Adults with Self-Reported Vision Impairment. J Am Geriatr Soc, 67(2), 239-245. (Read full article)
    33. Stagg BC, Ehrlich JR, Choi H, Levine DA (2018). Association of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia With Receipt of Cataract Surgery Among Community-Dwelling Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Ophthalmol, 137(1), 114-117. (Read full article)
    34. Choi S, Stagg BC, Ehrlich JR (2018). Disparities in Low-Vision Device Use Among Older US Medicare Recipients. JAMA Ophthalmol, 136(12), 1399-1403. (Read full article)
    35. Zhao PY, Rahmathullah R, Stagg BC, Almobarak F, Edward DP, Robin AL, Stein JD (2018). A Worldwide Price Comparison of Glaucoma Medications, Laser Trabeculoplasty, and Trabeculectomy Surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol, 136(11), 1271-1279. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Hicks PM, Kang L, Armstrong ML, Pongrac JR, Stagg BC, Saylor KM, Newman-Casey PA, Woodward MA (2023). A scoping review of patients' barriers to eye care for glaucoma and keratitis. [Review]. Surv Ophthalmol, 68(4), 567-577. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. Mai AP, Wirostko B, Fitch S, Hansen K, Imbrescia W, Stagg BC (2023). Using Technology to Address Ophthalmic Technician Shortages in Glaucoma Clinics. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Shah K, Choi S, Stagg BC, Ehrlich JR (2018). Medical decision-making preferences of older adults who had recent cataract surgery. [Letter to the editor]. J Cataract Refract Surg, 45(3), 378-379. (Read full article)