Dr. David Sarraf is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at theStein Eye Institute at UCLA and member of the Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics Division. He has publishedapproximately 350peer reviewed research papers, case reports and reviews and has authored close to 30book chapters and is co-author for the second edition of the Retina Atlas and is Section Editor for the 7thedition of Ryan’s Retina.
Dr. Sarraf is a world leader in the field of advanced retinal imaging and has delivered over 400 invited lectures at various meetings worldwide including more than a dozen endowed and keynote lectures. Specifically, Dr. Sarraf was awarded the LuEsther T Mertz Lectureship Award by the Macula Foundation in 2018, the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology Keynote Lecture by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society in 2020 and the 2023 Richard Greene Award and Lecture by the Macula Society in 2023.
Dr. Sarraf is Associate Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology and the journal Ophthalmology Science and he is Section Editor of the Ocular Imaging Sectionfor the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. He is also Associate Editor for the journal Retinal Cases and Brief Reports and Editorial Board Member of the journals Retinaand OSLI Retina. He is also Section Editor for the Retina Times (X-Files) of the ASRS (American Society of Retinal Specialists) and has served on the BCSC (Basic and Clinical Science Course) section of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and has been awarded Achievement and Secretariat and Senior Achievement awards by the AAO.
Dr. Sarraf is also Co-Director of the Pacific Retina Club and the International Retinal Imaging Symposium and founding Board of Trustee member of the International Retinal Imaging Society. He is a member of the ASRS, AOS (American Ophthalmological Society), Retina Society and Gass Club and has served as an ARVO (Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology) Imaging Program Committee member and has also served as an Executive Board Member and Program Committee Member in the Macula Society. Dr. Sarraf is presently serving as the Program Chair for the Macula Society for upcoming meetings in 2024 through 2026.
Dr. Sarraf’s focus of research interest is in the field of advanced retinal imaging. He has been a pioneer in the clinical application of OCT angiography and is a world expert on OCT and OCTA imaging of the macula and has applied these technologies to better understand the structure and arrangement of the retinal capillary plexus and the ischemic cascade in occlusive retinal vascular disorders and to gain insight into the pathogenesis and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Sarraf is an international authority in the area of AMD and has published extensively on the subject of retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) and he was nominated to the American Ophthalmological Society because of his research workstudying PED and RPE tears in eyes with AMD.