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Board Certified Ophthalmologist,

Retina and Vitreous Specialist

As a Retina Specialist and board-certified Ophthalmologist, I provide medical, laser, and surgical treatments for problems of the retina and vitreous. I grew up in Southern California but had the opportunity to train and work nationally. I am honored and excited for the opportunity to provide retina eye care in Southern California.

Prior to moving from the Central Coast, I was on faculty as  Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Ophthalmology. I completed a Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. During my combined MD/PhD training at the USC Keck School of Medicine, I worked with David Hinton, MD and Stephen J. Ryan, MD on anti-VEGF treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy that have only become available for widespread patient care in the last decade. At the University of California, San Francisco, I completed a General Surgery internship. I completed a General Ophthalmology residency under the Chairmanship of Dr. Steven E. Feldon at the University of Rochester. My earlier training began with earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in health sciences in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Currently, as a member of the Volunteer Faculty at the USC Keck School of Medicine Roski Eye Institute, I continue to participate in the education of residents and fellows.

My strong commitment to family forms the basis of my professional life. My goal and pledge is to provide the best individualized treatment for each patient so that you may reach their highest visual potential because sight is such a valuable gift and an integral part to personal achievement.

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