Education

Fellowship
Cornea and Uveitis, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 2002
Residency
Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, 2000
Internship
Transitional, Brackenridge Hospital, 1997
Degree
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1996

Medical Board Certifications

Ophthalmology
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2002

State License

A71201
  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr. Aldave joined the Jules Stein Eye Institute in July 2002 as a full-time member of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services. He is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology, holds the Walton Li Chair in Cornea and Uveitis, is Chief of the Cornea and Uveitis Division and Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program.

    Dr. Aldave has received numerous honors during his career, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Scholarship Award for graduating first in his medical school class, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, the American Ophthalmological Society-Knapp Testimonial Fund Fellowship, the first Claes Dohlman Society Award, and the Achievement, Secretariat and Senior Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

    In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Aldave directs the Corneal Genetics Laboratory at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Aldave’s NIH-funded laboratory research focuses on the molecular genetics of the corneal dystrophies, a group of inherited disorders that affect corneal clarity and constitute one of the primary indications for corneal transplantation. Recognized as a leader in his chosen field of scientific investigation, Dr. Aldave has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, has been invited to give more than 300 presentations at local, national and international meetings and serves as a scientific reviewer for 18 ophthalmology and genetics journals.

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  • Locations
    Address
    200 Stein Plaza
    1st Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-206-7202
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology, 2002

    Education

    Fellowship
    Cornea and Uveitis, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 2002
    Residency
    Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, 2000
    Internship
    Transitional, Brackenridge Hospital, 1997
    Degree
    MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1996
  • Clinical Interests
    • Cataract
    • Comprehensive Eye Exam
    • Cornea
    • Dry Eye
    • Genetics
    • Herpes
    • Inflammatory
    • Keratoconus
    • Laser
    • Pterygium
    • Shingles
    • Sjogren's Syndrome
    • Trauma
  • Research

    Research Interests

    Dr. Aldave's laboratory research focuses on the molecular genetics of the corneal dystrophies, a group of inherited disorders that affect corneal clarity and constitute one of the primary indications for corneal transplantation.


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