Hajir Dadgostar, MD, PhD earned his MD degree, as well as his PhD in Molecular Biology, through the UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program after graduating from UCLA with Summa Cum Laude honors. He received his residency training at the prestigious Stein Eye Institute and his surgical fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Dadgostar has been awarded the highly distinguished Heed Foundation Fellowship award. He has published award-winning research as well as numerous invited book chapters on topics ranging from treatments for macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular tumors, and posterior segment trauma. He is a past President of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology and the Academy of Persian American Physicians, and he is a recipient of the Best Doctors distinction as selected by his peers and published in Los Angeles Magazine. In addition to caring for his patients at The Retina Partners, Dr. Dadgostar also enjoys teaching UCLA ophthalmology residents and fellows at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.