Dr. JoAnn Giaconi is faculty in the Glaucoma Division at the Stein Eye Institute where she actively practices and operates on patients with glaucoma and cataracts. She also serves as Chief of Ophthalmology for the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration—a major teaching site for residents and fellows of the Stein Eye Institute and medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles Drew School of Medicine. Dr. Giaconi has published over 40 research papers with colleagues in the areas of glaucoma and in medical education.
Dr. Giaconi is a member of a number of professional organizations and has served in various leadership roles for these organizations, such as the American Glaucoma Society (AGS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), Women in Ophthalmology (WIO), California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CAEPS), and serves as a Diplomate for the American Board of Ophthalmology. She has been the recipient of the AUPO-AAO Excellence in Medical Student Education Award and an AGS Young Clinician-Scientist Award. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has awarded Dr. Giaconi with an Achievement Award and a Senior Achievement Award for her education and advocacy services to the organization.
Academic and Professional Titles
Health Sciences Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief of Ophthalmology, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration
Co-Director, Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology
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