Dr. Amanda Lu is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr Lu received her undergraduate education in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University where she studied evolutionary changes in epidemic avian conjunctivitis. She was awarded the Harvard Trustman Fellowship for post graduate research. Dr. Lu then completed her medical degree cum laude at Yale School of Medicine. Her academic work at Yale was recognized with the Seligson Thesis Prize and Gardner Memorial Research Fellowship. For her surgical training, Dr. Lu completed her ophthalmology residency at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and joined the Bruin community.
Dr. Lu’s clinical practice includes cataract surgery, femtosecond laser, glaucoma management, general eye care, and refractive surgery. As an educator, Dr. Lu also staffs residents on the inpatient ophthalmology consult service at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Her academic interests include health policy and surgical outcomes of care. She earned her MBA at Quantic School of Business and Technology. She has published numerous articles across a range of publications including JAMA Neurology, Ophthalmology Retina, and Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina.