Stacy L. Pineles, M.D., M.S. is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Residency Program Director at the Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pineles completed her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, followed by subsequent training as an ophthalmology resident (2005-2008) and fellow in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (2009). She completed an additional fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania (2010), and a Master’s degree in Clinical Investigation at UCLA (2013). In 2010, Dr. Pineles joined the faculty of the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, one of the leading centers of vision science in the world. Dr. Pineles currently runs an NIH-sponsored research program evaluating binocular vision in children and adults with eye misalignment. Her research interests also include the systemic effects of pediatric eye disease as well as clinical trials in pediatric ophthalmology. She currently serves as the principle investigator of an NIH-sponsored multicenter study of pediatric optic neuritis. Dr. Pineles serves on numerous professional committees within the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She travels regularly both nationally and internationally to speak on topics related to her research in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology and is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters. In 2017, Dr. Pineles took over as the Director of the Residency Program in the Department of Ophthalmology at DGSOM, UCLA.
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