Anthony J. Aldave, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He performed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Aldave then completed a two‐year Cornea, Uveitis and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at The University of California, San Francisco/ Francis I. Proctor Foundation. He joined the Jules Stein Eye Institute in July 2002 as a full‐time member of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services. Dr. Aldave is currently an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, is the Director of the Cornea Service, and serves as Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program.
Dr. Aldave has received numerous honors during his career, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Scholarship Award for graduating first in his medical school class, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, the American Ophthalmological Society‐Knapp Testimonial Fund Fellowship, the first Claes Dohlman Society Award, and the Achievement and Secretariat Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Aldave directs the Corneal Genetics Laboratory at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Aldave’s NIH‐funded laboratory research focuses on the molecular genetics of the corneal dystrophies, a group of inherited disorders that affect corneal clarity and constitute one of the primary indications for corneal transplantation. Recognized as a leader in his chosen field of scientific investigation, Dr. Aldave has authored over 100 publications, including more than sixty peer‐reviewed manuscripts, has been invited to give more than one hundred scientific presentations at local, national and international meetings and currently serves as a scientific reviewer for twelve ophthalmology and genetics journals.
Dr. Codriansky assisted to the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile where he completed his Medical school training as well as his Ophthalmology residency program. After that he went through a 2 year anterior segment fellow focused on Cornea and surface diseases, Cataract and Refractive surgery. He si currently performing an International Fellowship program at UCLA under the tutelage of Dr. Antony Aldave
Dr. Olivia Lee is a specialist in both corneal diseases and uveitis. Her dual expertise enables her to offer immunosuppression for inflammatory eye disease and complex anterior segment surgery in uveitic eyes. She performs corneal surgeries such as DSAEK, DMEK, DALK, keratoprosthesis, ocular surface reconstruction and limbal stem cell transplantation.
In addition, Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the use of anterior segment imaging for diagnosis and monitoring of eye disease.