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Bobeck Modjtahedi

The Power List 2017


Bobeck Modjtahedi

Ophthalmologist, Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG), Baldwin Park, CA, USA

Modjtahedi is a vitreoretinal surgeon and Director of the Electrophysiology and Retinal Degeneration service at SCPMG, and also supervises their Eye Monitoring Center tele-ophthalmology program. He completed his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where he was a Heed Fellow and received the “Fellow of the Year” award. A recipient of some of the highest awards at each stage of his career, he was a Regent Scholar as well as a recipient of University Medal, Leadership Council Walter Rohrer Scholarship, and the University of California, Davis’ “Outstanding Young Alumni Award.”

He is the principal investigator for several multicenter projects, the Associate Editor for “Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology,” a reviewer for multiple journals, and collaborates with leading technology companies. His publications have helped shape the standard of care in multiple medical disciplines: he is a leading authority on imaging, pharmacology, immunology, toxicology and new device development. His current research aims to improve patient outcomes by analyzing complex “big data” to uncover unique insights. He is additionally working on improving healthcare access internationally and has been described as having “devised novel paradigms and spearheaded ground-breaking projects that promise to fundamentally alter the way healthcare is delivered.”

One nominator said: “At a young age he has already established himself as a leader in the field. He has already made valuable contributions to the scientific literature and is currently working on a number of large-scale projects that will help shape the future of our field. His work has, and will continue to, tangibly effect the day-to-day management of patients.”


Part of the Power List 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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