February 2024

SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, and Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD, Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Doctors 2024 List

Each year, the Los Angeles Business Journal Top Doctors in Los Angeles list shines a spotlight on the local doctors who help our community live healthier through providing outstanding health care and also those who conduct critical research.

We are proud to share that two Doheny Eye Institute clinician scientists have been named to the 2024 Top Doctors list: Dr. SriniVas R. Sadda and Dr. Alfredo A. Sadun. Read more here.

Doheny Alumnus Honored by President Biden

We are proud to share that Doheny alumnus David Huang, MD, PhD, was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, by President Joseph Biden during a ceremony held at the White House. Dr. Huang and his co-inventors James G. Fujimoto, PhD, and Eric A. Swanson, MS, developed optical coherence tomography (OCT), which has transformed the way eye disease is diagnosed and managed. Dr. Huang completed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute USC, a cornea fellowship at Emory University, and is currently the Director of Research of Casey Eye Institute and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Oregon Health & Science University. Read more here.

Did You Know? How Doheny and UCLA Stein Eye Institutes Receive the US News & World Report Top 5 Ranking

For the past decade, Doheny and UCLA Stein Eye Institutes have together ranked in the Top 5 Ophthalmology Hospitals by US News & World Report. This ranking is a direct result of feedback from ophthalmology specialists, who every year are asked to recommend the best ophthalmology hospitals in the U.S. The voting period recently opened for this year’s rankings, and we encourage ophthalmologists who meet the eligibility criteria to consider placing a vote at this link.

Giulia Corradetti, MD, Receives Award from the Macula Society

On Thursday, February 8, Giulia Corradetti, MD, was recognized by the Macula Society, a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases, with the 2024 Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award. SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, presented the award during the 47th Macula Society Annual Meeting held in Palm Springs, CA.

Each year, the Evangelo S. Gragoudas Award is presented to the Vitreo Retinal fellow, sponsored by an active Macula Society member, who has the most highly regarded paper either published or in press as determined by the Awards Committee members ranking. Dr. Gragoudas generously committed to annually fund this award from a grant at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Foundation, a cash award of $10,000.

Dr. Corradetti is a scientist at the Doheny Image Reading and Research Lab (DIRRL), mentored by Dr. Sadda. In Italy, she received her medical degree from the University of Bologna and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scientific Institute San Raffaele in Milan. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Wright Foundation in Los Angeles, followed by a clinic and research fellowship in medical retina and retina imaging at Doheny and Stein Eye Institutes.

Dr. Corradetti’s major research interests include the study of early imaging biomarkers in atrophic age-related macular degeneration, advanced retina imaging technology and analysis, and AI/machine learning/big data & precision health.

Dr. Corradetti has more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals and authored several book chapters including the seventh edition of the Ryan’s Retina textbook. She also serves as a reviewer of multiple peer-reviewed journals including Ophthalmology Retina, IOVS, and Retina. She has presented her work at national and international conferences.

Dr. Corradetti serves on the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee for the term 2021-2024, and on the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) International Meetings Committee since 2022. She has been selected for the ARVO Science Communication Training Fellowship, ARVO Global Mentorship, and ASRS-WinR mentoring Program. Dr. Corradetti is one of the mentors of the AAO Minority in Ophthalmology Mentoring (MOM) program, and she served the Young MD Connect team as Ambassador to provide mentorship to aspiring ophthalmologists.

SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, Named President of the Macula Society

After serving this past year as President-Elect, SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, has formally stepped into his new role as President of the Macula Society.

The Macula Society, founded in 1977, is a forum for the presentation and dissemination of the most current and most advanced scientific information and research in retinal vascular and macular diseases. Membership applications are accepted only once a year, and members are selected via rigorous acceptance criteria, including extensive contribution to retinal literature. The Macula Society’s membership continues to grow, both in the US and internationally, though its founding principle of sharing scientific advances in a collegial atmosphere remains unchanged.

Over the coming year, Dr. Sadda will lead this organization and ensure its continued commitment to supporting scientific excellence. This is just one example of the continued influence and acclaim that Dr. Sadda continues to garner worldwide in the field of retinal research – in May he will also step into his role as president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world.


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