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Dr. Youssefzadeh

Co-Founder

Dr. Bavand Youssefzadeh is a Fellowship trained Physician and Surgeon specializing in refractive surgery, corneal diseases and treatment, cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants, glaucoma management, and surgery, and an array of general ophthalmology procedures.


Dr. Melikian

Co-Founder

Dr. Arbi Melikian received his B.S. Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2003 and has completed internships at Gainesville VAMC, Illinois Eye Institute, Cleveland VAMC and at Barnet-Dulaney-Perkins Eye Clinic. He has trained many eye doctors and co-managed more than 80,000 LASIK and refractive procedures.


Dr. Fan

Vincent C. Fan, MD, MBA, MA, FAAO

His clinical practice encompasses medical, refractive, and non-refractive surgical diseases of the cornea, anterior segment, and lens. This includes, but is not limited to, corneal transplantation, no stitch, femtosecond laser assisted micro-incisional cataract surgery with astigmatism and presbyopic correcting intraocular lenses, and laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK). His research interests include advances in cataract and refractive technology, dry eye management, specialty contact lenses, and applications of information technology in ophthalmology.


Dr. Keating

Dr. Patrick Dennis Keating MD, is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with over 40 years experience in Ophthalmology. Dr. Keating graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Medical School, and did his Residency at Stanford University Medical Center.  Dr. Keating offers a wide range of eye care ranging from treatment of medical eye disorders, glaucoma, eye exams, and treatment of cataracts. 


Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Katherine L. Nguyen born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Katherine Nguyen is a a board-certified optometrist with DEA, TPA, and TLG certifications. Dr. Nguyen has a special interest in co-managing refractive surgery cases (LASIK/ PRK), dry eye evaluations, and fitting contact lenses (soft, hybrids, and sclerals).  


Dr. Bohling

Dr. Kimberly Bohling was born in Southern California and attended undergrad at University of California, Santa Cruz. She pursued her Doctor of Optometry degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She completed her externships at Sheppard Air Force Base, Orlando VA, and Bangor VA.


Dr. Vargas


Mauricio Vargas, M.D., Ph.D.  specializes in treating medical diseases of the retina and general ophthalmology.   He trained at fellowships at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University and the Ocular Genomics Institute at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard teaching hospital. While at Harvard, he conducted research aimed at developing novel gene therapies for inherited retinal illness.  In Oregon, he had the privilege of providing eye care for our nation’s Veterans as a staff ophthalmologist at the Portland Veterans Administration. He received his Medical Degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and also earned a PhD in Neuroscience studying antibody responses following injury, in the laboratory of Dr. Ben Barres.  Dr. Vargas completed his internship at White Memorial Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency training at the Jules Stein Eye institute at UCLA, and completed postdoctoral training in the UCLA Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology investigating the cell biology of nerve injury in the laboratory of Dr. Alvaro Sagasti.

 

Dr. Vargas is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Vargas is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about providing care to underserved communities.  He has published in medical journals and textbooks in the fields of nerve injury, wound healing following traumatic injury as well as various retinal illness.  He has repeatedly been an invited speaker at international meetings.