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

Gender

Male

State License

A71201
  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr. Aldave is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, is the Director of the Cornea Service, and serves as Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program.  He 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 and Secretariat 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 publications, including more than sixty peer-reviewed manuscripts, has been invited to give more than one hundred scientific presentations at local, national and international meetings and currently serves as a scientific reviewer for twelve ophthalmology and genetics journals.

    Links

  • Locations

    UCLA Doris Stein Eye Research Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 Stein Plaza
    1st Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-825-2737
  • 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 Interest

    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.