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David Sarraf, MD


David Sarraf, MD

UCLA Physician David Sarraf, MD specializes in Ophthalmology.
Language Spoken
English, French
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 794-9921 Information and referral

Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1998, 2009
Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, 1996 - 1997
Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991 - 1993
Ophthalmology, University of Chicago Hospitals, 1993 - 1996
Ophthalmology, Toronto Hospital - General Division, 1990 - 1991
Medical Degree
MD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1990
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Toxicity ( including Plaquenil Maculopathy), Retinal Vascular Occlusion, Retinitis Pigmentosa
Department Affiliation
Physician, Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics
Research Interest
Dr. Sarraf is a clinical researcher who has published over 60 research papers, case reports, reviews and book chapters.

His focus of research interest is the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and his work has permitted a greater understanding and insight into the anatomical and visual outcomes of Avastin, Lucentis and Eylea therapy for ARMD.

Retinal diseases of research interest include Age-related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa and other familial retinal diseases, and Toxic Retinopathy.

Additional Information
Dr. David Sarraf is a full time faculty member at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and is a member of the Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics Division at JSE UCLA.

He is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty expertise in the area of retinal disease. His practice at UCLA centers on the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of retinal diseases including:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular occlusion
  • Retinitis pigmentosa and other genetic diseases of the retina and macula
  • Retinal toxicity, including Plaquenil maculopathy

Dr. Sarraf is a professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and supervises various conferences for the residents, fellows and medical students at JSEI UCLA. Dr. Sarraf is also director and lecturer for several courses and conferences for the LA wide community.

Awards & Recognition
Dr. Sarraf is a member of the Retina Society, the Macula Society and the American Society of Retinal Specialists and is Associate Editor of the Retinal Cases and Brief Reports journal and has been recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with the Secretariat and Achievement Awards.
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