About Us

Our Physician
Dr. Raghu Murthy

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ABOUT US

OUR PHYSICIAN




Raghu C. Murthy, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon who has been practicing since 2004. He has offices in Beverly Hills and South Pasadena. Dr. Murthy completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He completed his fellowship training in Vitreo-Retinal surgery and a separate fellowship in gene therapy for ocular diseases at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Murthy is the chief pediatric retinal specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is spearheading the largest national clinical and genetic analysis of Retinopathy of Prematurity. He is also on staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, and Olympia Medical center. During his fellowship training, Dr. Murthy developed a special interest in the medical and surgical treatments for diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration and pediatric retinal diseases. He has been involved in several large studies sponsored by the National Eye Institute and has authored papers and book chapters. He is also a principle investigator for diabetic macular edema clinical trials and genetic clinical research in private practice.

Dr. Murthy believes in giving back to the community and is very active in educating both health care professionals and patients about diseases of the retina. He is currently a clinical instructor at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He is involved in giving lectures and bedside teaching to the pediatricians and residents at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center regarding eye diseases. In addition to having his own practice, Dr. Murthy volunteers his time with many different organizations. He is the director of Education and Outreach for the Los Angeles chapter of The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Throughout the year he is a prominent lecturer at meetings sponsored by The Center for the Partially Blinded and at Continuing Medical Education symposiums for local optometrists and ophthalmologists. Dr. Murthy also lectures to patients in local communities and organizations such as the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Murthy received his M.D. at the University of Florida School of Medicine, and his B.A. at Princeton University. He graduated with high honors from the Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Dr. Murthy is fluent in Spanish, French and Kannada. He spends his time outside of the office with his wife, daughter and son. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, riding motorcycles, hiking, traveling and filmmaking.

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OUR STAFF


Vincent Truong assists Dr. Murthy with patient care and performs diagnostic tests. He graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Biology. He aspires to be a doctor. He speaks fluent Cantonese and some Mandarin. He likes to hike, eat sushi and go to the gym.
   
  Christian Martinez is an assistant and fundus photographer. He is a student at Cal State Fullerton. He speaks fluent Spanish and visits Mexico frequently. He likes to swim and go to the beach.
   
  Grace Ting is the office manager and the biller. She oversees the day to day business of the office. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and medical Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, hiking and eating good food.
   
  Patricia Perez is an assistant and fundus photographer. She speaks fluent Spanish. She is a student at Cal State Los Angeles. She wants to learn more about the medical field. She likes horseback riding, movies, cooking and tasting different cuisines.
   
  Alejandrina Guerrero is an office assistant. She is an undergraduate student majoring in marketing. She is interested in learning more about retinal diseases. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and eating peruvian cuisine.
   
  Henry Chen is a clinical research coordinator and scribe. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton in Biology. He is pre-med and enjoys learning more about ophthalmology and retinal diseases. He likes to play basketball.
   
  German Chavez is an assistant and fundus photographer. He graduated from UC Irvine in pre-med and International Studies. He speaks fluent Spanish. He enjoys learning about medicine and helping patients. His hobbies include reading, photography and traveling.

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