Cory Hoeferlin, MD

Cory Hoeferlin, MD is an ophthalmology resident at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute (anticipated graduation 2023). His current practice settings include: the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Ronald Reagan Memorial Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, and Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Hoeferlin prioritizes the patient experience, and strives to ensure that the individual goals and motivations of each patient guide his treatment. He understands that eye surgery has the potential to transform the lives of his patients, who can expect personalized care, precision, and compassion in every encounter. He is interested in all forms of refractive surgery including femtosecond and excimer laser treatments, cataract surgeries, and adjunct procedures including MIGS and dry eye/ocular surface optimization. In addition to providing these services upon the completion of his residency, Dr. Hoeferlin is excited to contribute to the advancement of the field of refractive surgery, with particular interest in AI and robotic-assisted ophthalmic surgical platforms.

Dr. Hoeferlin completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, graduating cum laude. He received his medical degree from Emory University and completed his internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hoeferlin was selected as the inaugural EyeMBA resident, and is pursuing his MBA at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA in conjunction with residency. He has professional experience in the medical device and ophthalmic venture capital industries, and is passionate about incorporating innovation and technology into his future ophthalmology practice.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Hoeferlin enjoys volunteering at community health fairs throughout greater Los Angeles. He is also an avid adventurer whose hobbies include hiking, sailing, and camping with his wife and dog.


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Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA

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