Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo, M.D., M.S.(Math), M.S.(Comp. Sci.)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
RETINA-AI Health, Inc.,

“Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo is a Retina specialist, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, and Full-Stack Ai Engineer. He is the first Ophthalmologist in the world to ever hold advanced degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2017 UAB College of Arts & Sciences awarded Dr. Odaibo its highest honor: The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. In 2005 he won the Barrie Hurwitz Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology at Duke Univ. School of Medicine where he topped the class in Neurology and in Pediatrics. Dr. Odaibo Chaired the 2019 “Artificial Intelligence & Tech in Medicine” Symposium at the NMA. In 2021 Dr. Odaibo was awarded a U.S. Patent for inventing an AI system to automatically diagnose eye diseases from images. He is author of the book “Quantum Mechanics and the MRI Machine” (2012), and of the book “The Form of Finite Groups: A Course on Finite Group Theory” (2016).

Dr. Odaibo is on the inaugural Faculty of the Stanford Retina Innovation Summit and he is a Faculty member at the University of Houston School of Medicine.

Dr. Odaibo obtained a B.S. in Math (UAB, 2001), M.S. in Math (UAB, 2002), M.S. in Computer Science (Duke, 2009), and Doctor of Medicine–MD (Duke, 2010). From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Odaibo was in the lab studying GPCRs with Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz, the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Dr. Odaibo completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke Univ. Hospital in 2011, his Residency in Ophthalmology at Howard Univ. Hospital in 2014, and his Fellowship in Medical Retina at the Univ. of Michigan in 2015.

In Oct 2011 Dr. Odaibo’s cornea paper was chosen by MIT Technology Review as one of the best papers from Physics or Computer science submitted to the arXiv. In that paper, he provided the first quantitative demonstration of non-paraxial light bending in the human cornea. In 2020, Dr. Odaibo conjectured and proved the Hamiltonian Maximality Theorem.

In terms of engineering, Dr. Odaibo is a hands-on Full stack AI engineer who single-handedly built the world’s first mobile AI app for eyecare providers. His programming repertoire includes Python, Django, JavaScript, Tensorflow, Keras, Swift, Kotlin, C, C++, MATLAB, VTK, CUDA, Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, Tensorflow Serving, KubeFlow, just to name a few.

Clinically, Dr. Odaibo focuses on caring for patients with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal tears, and localized retinal detachments. He loves caring for patients and consistently receives excellent reviews from his patients (5.0/5.0 on Healthgrades).

Dr. Odaibo’s uniquely multidisciplinary background makes him an implementation expert, integrator, and visionary in the AI ecosystem. His experience, insights, and leadership are broadly sought after around the world.

AI Healthcare Leadership:

  • Chair Day 2: “Medical Device Software Development Summit — Boston MA, May 2022
  • Ophthalmology Track Chair: AIMED Clinician Series Imaging — June 2021
  • Study Chair: Pivotal Study for RETINA-AI Galaxy Autonomous Diabetic Retinopathy Screening SaMD (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT04774822), March-May 2021
  • Chair: AI & Technology in Medicine Symposium at National Medical Association Annual Meeting  — Honolulu Hawaii, July 2019″