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I grew up in Brooklyn and studied in Connecticut. After some years in cold, overcast upstate New York, I became a refugee to Southern California. I have three children, none of whom I could convince to go into ophthalmology—or even medicine!
I’m an ophthalmologist at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and a subspecialist in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous—the jelly-like substance that fills the center of the eye. Ophthalmology is the general practice of care for the eye. In our department, we do all aspects of eye care—from primary to advanced. We perform our own diagnostic procedures and provide medical treatment, laser treatments, and surgery. We are fortunate to have a range of ophthalmic subspecialists available at our facility. I’m a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. I enjoy teaching and serve as a clinical professor emeritus of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.
For exercise, I like to jump into a pool for five minutes and then just lie by the side for an hour reading. But I realize that staying fit sometimes requires a little more than that.