Background and education
Undergraduate studies: Dr. Soroudi completed his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering and graduated near the top of his class with magna cum laude honors from USC, 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.
Dr. Soroudi obtained his Master of Science Degree in Physiological Science from UCLA in only one year (two-year program) and published his thesis on 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 diseases, such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and even Macular Degeneration.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Soroudi obtained extensive surgical training at the Los Angeles County Hospital as a General Surgery intern.
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 completed an elite 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, and Intacs corneal implantation to treat irregular astigmatism (keratoconus).
Prior to going into 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 he had the opportunity to become an expert in performing complex cataract and lens replacement surgery under the guidance of literally one of the best cataract surgeons in the world.
Residency & Chief Residency:
Dr. Soroudi completed his residency and served as chief resident in Ophthalmology at the 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, occupational injuries, etc.
During his last year in training, Dr. Soroudi had the rare opportunity to spend 4 full days a week in surgery, so in essence, he completed a combined fellowship in Cornea, Glaucoma, Medical Retina, and Oculoplastic Surgery, and he still routinely treats patients suffering from a variety of complicated eye conditions with equal prowess.