Mitra Nejad, MD

Mitra Nejad, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and clinical instructor at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and practices full-time in the Cataract and Refractive Division. She was inspired to pursue a career in ophthalmology after having had refractive surgery herself during medical school. It is only fitting that she now strives to provide the same life-changing experience for all her patients.

Dr. Nejad graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S in Physiological Sciences from UCLA and earned her MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed her internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, then ophthalmology training at UCLA Stein Eye Institute, where she remained on staff after completion of her residency. A true ‘UCLA-Lifer!’ During her residency, she spent one month at Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India where she learned small incision cataract surgery, a much needed surgical skill for global health missions. During her first year of practice, she did additional post-graduate training in the field of refractive surgery, gaining proficiency in both LASIK and PRK procedures as well as the management of rare, complicated disorders.
Dr. Nejad utilizes the full spectrum of the latest technology available for treatment of cataracts including femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, intra-operative aberrometry, advanced technology lenses, as well as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) at the time of cataract surgery. Dr. Nejad performs all her LASIK surgeries at the UCLA Laser Refractive Center using the Visumax femtosecond laser and will start performing SMILE in 2019

In addition to teaching medical students at the David Geffen School for Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Nejad trains the current Stein Eye Institute residents in cataract surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as well as serving as a supervisor and proctor during their Refractive Surgery rotations. She has contributed to the medical school ophthalmology curriculum and serves on the residency education and selection committees. She has a number of publications in major journals, including the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


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