Medical Director and Ophthalmologist
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology: UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
International Society of Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Soroudi is an internationally recognized, board-certified, subspecialty-trained Ophthalmologist who specializes in all aspects of vision corrective surgery, ophthalmic surgery, as well as eyelid plastic surgery. Having personally performed more than 30,000 successful eye and eyelid procedures, Dr. Soroudi is recognized as one of the most experienced, meticulous, and highly respected experts in his fields of specialty.
Dr. Soroudi completed his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering and graduated near the top of his class with magna cum laude honors from USC, which is considered one of the most prestigious engineering programs in the world. Here, he received the coveted Howard Hughes Award for his research in gene therapy.
He obtained his Master of Science Degree in Physiological Science from UCLA in only one year (two-year program) and published his thesis on his research studying the utility of Radiofrequency technology to remove tumors in the human orbit at the Oculoplastic Division of the Stein Eye Institute.
Dr. Soroudi went on to the prestigious University of California, Irvine School of Medicine to obtain his Medical Degree. Here, he was awarded a fellowship by the U.S. Government to conduct research in ocular gene therapy at the world-famous National Eye Institute (National Institutes of Health/NIH) in Maryland. His research here may someday be able to cure severe genetic eye disease, such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and even Macular Degeneration.
After graduating medical school, Dr. Soroudi obtained extensive surgical training at the Los Angeles County Hospital in East Los Angeles as a General Surgery Intern.
He completed his residency and served as chief resident in Ophthalmology at Los Angeles County Hospital in South Central Los Angeles, under the supervision of internationally recognized eye surgeons from the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Through this experience at a Level-I Trauma Center, he gained tremendous experience in performing some of the most challenging operations involving every subspecialty in Ophthalmology, including complex Cataract operations, Corneal Transplantation, Glaucoma Surgery, treating severe Diabetic Retinal Disease, as well as repairing severe eye & eyelid trauma from bullet wounds, knife wounds, and occupational injuries.
Dr. Soroudi spent a year at the Division of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA where he pursued his research interests in thyroid-related (Graves) orbital disease and clinical interests in complex eyelid surgery under the tutelage of his mentor, Professor Robert Alan Goldberg, past president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. His research findings here have been published multiple times in the prestigious Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Soroudi also completed a clinical fellowship in Kerato-refractive surgery under the tutelage of Professors James Salz, past president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and Yaron Rabinowitz, one of the foremost world experts in treating Keratoconus. Here, he sub-specialized in performing all-laser LASIK (which was a brand new technology at the time), Flapless LASIK/PRK, as well as implanting Intacs corneal implants to treat irregular astigmatism (Keratoconus).
Prior to starting private practice, Dr. Soroudi had the honor and privilege of spending a year working alongside and learning from his old mentor, Professor Samuel Masket, past president of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. Here we had the opportunity to become an expert in performing complex Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgery from literally one of the best, most famous Cataract Surgeons in the world.
Dr. Soroudi has authored a book titled “Advanced Refractive Surgery,” and has published multiple research papers in respected peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has invented and holds three U.S. Patents on the technology used to make “self-heating” compresses designed to treat Styes/Chalazia and other common eyelid conditions (Blepharitis & Chronic Dry Eyes). This product, called “eye-press™”, is sold over-the-counter nationwide at more than 10,000 pharmacies, including CVS & Rite Aid.
Dr. Soroudi has also obtained another two patents on a technology that allows for the formulation of “SPF Eye Drops” which are designed to protect human eyes from UV radiation of the sun. This product, called “UVista™” is ideal for people who spend a considerable amount of time working/playing outside in hot climates (e.g., athletes (surfers)), and could potentially prevent the development of Pterygia (ingrowth of blood vessels into the Cornea causing redness and even vision loss). This product is currently being developed and will be available over-the-counter nationally and internationally.
Dr. Soroudi serves as volunteer Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, and he continues to be involved in research and teaching. He speaks fluent Farsi and Spanish and is semi-fluent in Italian. In his rare spare time, he enjoys riding horses and playing polo.