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Dr. Uday Devgan: Curriculum Vitae

See what makes Dr. Devgan the Doctors’ Doctor.

Personal Information:

  • Citizenship: United States
  • Spoken Languages: English, Fluent Medical Spanish (no translator required for clinic/OR)

Certification and Associations:

  • FACS: Fellow, American College of Surgeons, United States of America, 2003
  • FRCS(Glasg): Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2010
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002
  • Fellow, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2002
  • Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2001
  • Medical License, Medical Board of California, 1998

Education and Training:

  • Ophthalmology Training
    Residency in Ophthalmology, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2000
    Simpson Outstanding Achievement Award 2000
    Clinical Research Award 1999
  • Medical School
    University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
    M.D. with Highest Distinction, Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Early Junior Year Inductee
  • Undergraduate University
    College of Letters and Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    Bachelor of Science, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 1992
    Acceptance into Division of Honors due to achieving high school Valedictorian status

Current Professional Status:

  • Private Ophthalmic Practice
    Devgan Eye Surgery: Cataract, Lens, & LASIK Eye Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
    Partner: Specialty Surgical Center, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Academic Position: Chief of Ophthalmology
    Olive View – UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine
    Staff of 20 ophthalmologists, 24 eye residents, 20,000 patient visits annually
  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology with Honors
    UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, faculty member since 2000
    Only three-time winner of the surgical teaching award 2002, 2007, 2012
  • Key Opinion Leader, Ophthalmic Teacher & Presenter
    International lecturer in 40+ countries with Live Surgery done in multiple countries
    One of the top 20 ophthalmology key opinion leaders in the USA
  • Ophthalmic Surgery Columnist, Writer, & Contributor
    Editorial Board Member for 8 major ophthalmic publications
    More than 300 articles written, more than 500 internet postings, 50 videos, blogs, etc.

Honors, Awards, & Invited Lectures:

  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 2009
  • Three-Time Winner, Teaching Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2002, 2007, & 2012
  • Creator & Sponsor, Resident Best Surgeon Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2002 to 2010
  • Grand Prize Winner, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Surgery Film Festival, March 2005
  • Visiting Professorship Invited Lecture, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, June 2005
  • Visiting Professorship Invited Lecture, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL 2010
  • Invited Teacher, Resident Surgical Course, Mass. Eye & Ear, Harvard Medical School
  • Keynote Speaker and Invited Guest of Honor at more than 100 eye meetings over the past decade

Teaching Activities:

  • UCLA Resident Surgical Teaching, approximately 250 surgical procedures per year (2000-present)
    • Approximately 3,000 total surgical procedures among 100+ residents personally instructed
  • Course Lead Instructor, multiple courses at the AAO and ASCRS Annual Meetings (multiple years)
  • CLA Medical Student Preceptor (2005-present) with multiple projects in progress and multiple medical student and resident physician papers published

Publications and Productions:

Book Chapters

    • Surgical Techniques in Phacoemulsification, Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 2007 Feb; 18(1):19-22.
    • Phaco Fluidics & Phaco Ultrasound Power Modulations, Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, 2006 Dec; 19(4):457-68.
    • Pearls in the Transition to Phacoemulsification, Highlights of Ophthalmology,
    • Basics of Phacoemulsification Parameters: Fluidics & Power Modulations. Contemporary Ophthalmology, in progress.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

    • Evaluating teaching methods of cataract surgery: validation of an evaluation tool for assessing surgical technique of capsulorhexis. Smith RJ, McCannel CA, Gordon LK, Hollander DA, Giaconi JA, Stelzner SK, Devgan U, Bartlett J, Mondino BJ. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 May;38(5):799-806.
    • Methicillin resistance of Staphylococcus species among health care and nonhealth care workers undergoing cataract surgery. Olson R, Donnenfeld E, Bucci FA Jr, Price FW Jr, Raizman M, Solomon K, Devgan U, Trattler W, Dell S, Wallace RB, Callegan M, Brown H, McDonnell PJ, Conway T, Schiffman RM, Hollander DA. Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec 10;4:1505-14.
    • Devgan U. Phaco Fundamentals, including Phaco Power Modulations and Phaco Fluidics. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Focal Points, July 2010.
    • Use of triamcinolone acetonide particles to visualize aqueous outflow. Devgan U. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2007 May-Jun;38(3):258-60.
    • Surgical techniques in phacoemulsification. Devgan U. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2007 Feb;18(1):19-22.
    • Phaco fluidics and phaco ultrasound power modulations. Devgan U. Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2006 Dec;19(4):457-68. Review.
    • Devgan U. Challenging Cataract Consultation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 Dec; 32(12):1994-5
    • Devgan U. Reducing Phaco Energy. J Clinical & Surgical Ophthalmology. 2005 Nov; 23(8); 290-292.
    • Devgan U. Flip-and-Chop Technique of Cataract Surgery. Techniques in Ophthalmology. 2005 Mar; 3(1): 1-5. Lead Article.
    • Surgical undertreatment of glaucoma in black beneficiaries of Medicare. Devgan U, Yu F, Kim E, Coleman AL. Arch Ophthalmol. 2000 Feb;118(2):253-6.
    • Pediatric tympanoplasty. A 10-year experience. Chandrasekhar SS, House JW, Devgan U. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Aug;121(8):873-8.

Monthly Teaching Columns / Ophthalmology Trade Journal Articles

    • Back to Basics Column, Ocular Surgery News (US and Worldwide), every month
      • Explains the basic concepts behind ocular surgical techniques
    • Learning Phacoemulsification Column, Ophthalmology World Report, monthly
      • Teaching Asian Surgeons to move from extracapusular surgery to phacoemulsification
    • Innovators Series Interviews, Ocular Surgery News (US and Worldwide), November 2006 onwards
      • Interviewing prominent ophthalmology innovators so we can all learn from them
    • More than 100 articles in the Ophthalmology Trade Journals

Surgical Teaching Videos

    • More than 50 videos teaching anterior segment surgical techniques and management of complications. Too numerous to list, however a DVD is available upon request. Also view-able via a Google search & YouTube.

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