An Illustrious Career


BA in German/Minor Pre-Med graduated cum laude
Loma Linda University, La Sierra

Doctor of Medicine,
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Categorical Surgical Internship

General Medical Officer, Cpt. US Army

Resident in Ophthalmology
White Memorial Medical Center

Fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology
University of Southern California, Doheny Eye Institute

Board Certification:
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Mary A. Cote, M.D. Ophthalmology

Past Academic and Administrative Appointments

USC Attending Physician                                                                                        Chief Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Los Angeles

Associate Clinical Professor at
University of California, Irvine

Assistant Chief, Ophthalmology
Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Sub investigator for Phase III Clinical Trial for Glaxo Smith Kline (LOCS III Certified)

Backup Medical Monitor ONO Covance Study

Professional Associations

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, CA

Former Board Member of the Orange County Branch
of the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Leader & Assistant Troop Leader Girl Scouts
- 8 Years Service

Member of the Board
White Cane Marching Society & Drill Team

Previous Program Chair, Secretary/Treasurer & Vice President, President Orange County Society of Ophthalmology

Life Member, California Scholarship Federation

Life Member LIGA, Flying Doctors of Mercy Life Member

National Registry of Who's Who

Member American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists

Team Leader for VisionWalk for Foundation Fighting Blindness 2007, 2008 & 2009

Past President Orange County Society of Ophthalmology 2010 & 2011

Past President LeTip of Costa Mesa, CA 2008 - 2009

American Legion - Post 291

Professional Networking With Integrity

Awards and Honors

Excellence in Teaching University of California, Irvine

Competent Toastmaster

Strathmore's Who's Who Award for
Leadership & Achievement in Ophthalmology

Recognition of Exemplary Service to her Community and Profession by an award of Life Membership in The National Registry of Who's Who

Quality care and sensitivity to patient needs is the hallmark of Dr. Mary Côté's practice.

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Kandavel, G., Côté, M.A. Atypical Presentation of an Intrascleral Nerve Loop: A Non-Tender Pigmented Scleral Lesion with Malignant Features, Submitted for publication, 2004.

Liao, S-Y., Ivanov, S., Ivanova, A., Cocoa-Prados, M.A., Côté, M.A., Stanbridge, E.J., Lerman, M.I. Expression of Cell-Surface Transmembrane Carbonic Anhydrases in the Human Eye: Overexpression of CA12(CAXII) in Glaucoma. J. Med Genetics April, 40(4): 257-261, 2003.

Behrens, A., Shah, S.B., Li, L., Côté, M.A., Liaw, L., Sweet, P.M., McDonnell, P.J. and Chuck, R.S. Evaluation of a Microkeratome-based Limbal Harvester Device for Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation. Cornea 21(1):51-55, 2002.

Peters, N.T., Conn, H., Côté, M.A., Extensive Lower Eyelid Pigment Spread After Blepharopigmentation. Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp 445-447, 1999.

Côté, M.A., and Gaster, R.N., (1994) Keratohematoma Leading to Acquired Posterior Keratoconus. Cornea 13 (6):534-538, 1994.

Côté, M.A., Irvine J.A., Rao N.A., and Trousdale M.D. (1991) Evaluation of the Rabbit as a Model for Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Rev. Inf Dis 13:S443-444, 1991.

Côté, M.A., and Rao, N.A., The Role of Histopathology in the Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis. International Ophthalmology Vol. 14, 309-316, 1990.

Murphree, A.L., Côté, M., and Gomer, C.J. The Evolution of Photodynamic Therapy Techniques in the Treatment of Intraocular Tumors. Photobiochemistry and Photobiology Vol. 46, No. 5, 919-923,1987.


Côté, M.A., Bronstein, M., Macular Hole. In: Current Ocular Therapy, 5th Ed., W.B. Saunders, Co., Orlando, FL, Section 28, Macula, 2000, pp. 552-553.

Côté, M.A., and Rao, N.A., Conjunctiva, and Caruncle. In: Biopsy Pathology of the Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Chapman and Hall, Medical, London, United Kingdom, 1996, pp. 65-112.