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Pejman Bakhtiary, M.D.

"Ophthalmology and taking care of patients’ eyes is my passion! Better sight would give everyone better life, and I am honored to give my patient the best possible sight."


Dr Pejman Bakhtiary is an ophthalmologist and cornea specialist certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He specializes in advanced corneal transplantation techniques, modern cataract surgery, ocular surface diseases, and comprehensive eye care. Dr. Pejman welcomes all patients, from those needing routine eye care to others who may be dealing with the most complex eye care issues.

He has completed an ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University. He completed his fellowship training in Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. Dr. Bakhtiary has a background in academic ophthalmology, has been an active participant in industry research initiatives,  and he has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and made presentations in national and international ophthalmology meetings.

Education and Training

  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University School Of Medicine, Tehran, Iran, (1998)
  • Internship
    General Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (2013 – 2014)
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology Residency, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
    (2014 – 2017)
  • Fellowship
    Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California (2017 – 2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified – American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Cornea Society (2017-Present)
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) (2012-Present)
  • Fellow Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2009-Present)
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) (2006-Present)


Awards and Achievements

  • Basic and Clinical Certificates of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), 2003, with Merit Award: Top 0.5 percentile of all annual examinees in 65 countries.
  • 1st top title Resident nationwide, Iran National Board of Ophthalmology, 2003.
  • Commendation letter for educational endeavors for the 1st title in Basic Science Exam nationwide, from President of University, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 1992.
  • Ranked within top 3 Medical Student Nationwide in Evaluation of the Iranian Medical Academy, with Commendation letter from the President of Academy, Tehran,1991.
  •  ARVO Travel Grant Winner May 2012.
  • ASCRS Research Grant, 2016.
  • Honored as Elsa and Louis Kelton Fellow at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, 2017-2018.

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