Our Research

Doheny researchers are changing how people see—and also how they think about the future of vision.
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
  • Cornea
  • Strabismus
  • Cataracts

Doheny Image Reading Center

The Doheny Image Reading Center (DIRC) is a leading Doheny Eye Institute research facility. It was established in 2003 as a hub where researchers everywhere can send their high-tech photographic images of the eye for “reading” in a standardized fashion so that results from different institutes, centers, and industries are comparable across the board. This consistency speeds up the pace of discovery and the development of strategies for preventing, treating, and curing vision disorders.

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Meet Our Researchers

Principal Investigators

Alex Huang, MD, PhD

Alex Huang, MD, PhD

Glaucoma

Michael Ip, MD

Michael Ip, MD

Retinal & Macular Diseases

Phillip Le, MD, PhD

Phillip Le, MD, PhD

Retinal & Macular Diseases

James Tan, MD, PhD

James Tan, MD, PhD

Glaucoma

SriniVas Sadda, MD

SriniVas Sadda, MD

Retinal & Macular Diseases

Alfredo Sadun, MD, PhD

Alfredo Sadun, MD, PhD

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Deming Sun, MD

Deming Sun, MD

Immunopathology

Scientists

Ram Kannan, PhD

Retina

Sindhu Saraswathy, PhD

Retina

Zhihong (Jewel) Hu, PhD

Retina

Dongchun Liang, PhD

Immunopathology

Research Associates

Jose Miguel Gonzalez, PhD

Minhee Kim Ko, MD, PhD

Jyotsna Maram

Muneeswar Gupta Nittala, BS

Sreekumar Parameswaran, MD, PhD

Fred Ross-Cisneros, BA

Yue Shi, MD, PhD

Tudor Tepelus, MD

Research Fellows

Nizar Abdelfattah, MD

Handan Akil, MD

Elmira Baghdasaryan, MD

Siva Blasubramanian, MD

Enrico Borrelli

Karntida Chanwimol

Adel Ebraheem, MD

Wenying Fan, MD PhD

Amirhossein Hariri, MD

Takao Hirano

Jianyan Huang, MD

Soon Il Kwon

Cheng Lan, MD, PhD

Hong Nian, PhD

Maximillian Pfau, MD

Sowmya Srinivas, MBBS

Swetha Bindu Velega, BS

Research Coordinators and Specialists

Kirstie Baker

Xiwen Huang

Kelly Miyasato

Ayesha Karamat

Lorane Nava