Hollywood's Top Doctors: Best Ophthalmologists in Los Angeles

The top M.D.s as vetted by leading medical-database authority Castle Connolly

A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Hollywood is a town obsessed with its health — and its vanity. So it’s no surprise that everyone has an opinion on who the best doctors in Los Angeles are, from who can keep aging at bay for those all-important close-ups to whom to count on to cure life-threatening illnesses.

To identify the 484 elite physicians who qualified for The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural list of the top docs in L.A., THR’s editors went two routes. First, THR partnered with the physician-led research team of Castle Connolly, the U.S.' preeminent medical-database authority, to identify the highest-rated practitioners in their specialties, all of whom are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of U.S. doctors each year. Castle Connolly screens these doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included.

THR then went further and surveyed 800 professionals in the film, television, movie and media fields to find out who among these doctors are the most beloved, trusted and go-to physicians in L.A. These 43 industry favorites include Morgan Freeman's holistic internist Dr. Soram Khalsa, Dr. Mehmet Oz's gastroenterologist Dr. Jonathan LaPook, Naomi Watts' NYC dermatologist David Colbert, KISS' Paul Stanley's ear, nose and throat doctor Joe Sugerman, Steve Tisch's favorite neurosurgeon and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the orthopedist who healed Charlize Theron's herniated disc and Dr. Robert Kay, the surgeon who fixed Starz CEO Chris Albrecht's daughter Tess after a car accident.

More From THR's Top Doctors Issue:

Hollywood's Top Doctors Revealed: Exclusive Survey

See The Doctors With Their Famous Patients

Hollywood's Vaccine Wars: L.A.'s "Entitled" Westsiders Behind City's Epidemic

Hollywood's Biggest Anti-Vaccine Proponents

Hollywood Vaccination Fail: Why L.A. Schoolkids Are Getting Sick

How to Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to "Cure" Death

"I'm Going to Live Forever": Hollywood Elders' Best Quotes About Aging

Is Working in Hollywood Bad for Your Health?

L.A.'s Emergency Rooms, Rated

Meet the Real-Life McDreamy: The Doctor Behind 'Grey's Anatomy'

Ophthalmology

Anthony C. Arnold
UCLA Health System
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-4344

Mark S. Borchert
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-4510

Brian S. Boxer Wachler
Boxer Wachler Vision Institute
465 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-594-5209
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Cynthia Ann Boxrud
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-9060
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Joseph Caprioli
UCLA Health System
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-9442

Andrew I. Caster
Caster Eye Center
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90212
310-274-1221
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Joseph L. Demer
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5931

Michael B. Gorin
UCLA Health System
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-5400

Michael J. Groth
9675 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-2525
Also: Saint John's

Mark S. Humayun
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

John A. Irvine
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

Sherwin J. Isenberg
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-8840

Jonathan W. Kim
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2347

Howard R. Krauss
Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists
11645 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-477-5558
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Robert K. Maloney
Maloney Vision Institute
10921 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90024
310-208-3937
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Samuel Masket
Advanced Vision Care
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
310-229-1220
Also: Good Samaritan

Kevin M. Miller
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-9951

Bartly J. Mondino
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5053

A. Linn Murphree
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2347
Also: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Carmen A. Puliafito
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

Narsing A. Rao
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

SriniVas R. Sadda
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Beverly Hills 90033
323-442-6335

James J. Salz
11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-444-1134
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Steven D. Schwartz
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-7474

Barry S. Seibel
11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-444-1134
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Neda Shamie
Keck Medicine of USC
9033 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-601-3366

Kenneth W. Wright
Wright Eye Center
520 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-652-6420
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America's top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly's established survey and research process, under the direction of an MD, involves many tens of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. leadership of leading hospitals.

Castle Connolly's physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process — located at www.castleconnolly.com/nominations — is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians is, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Careful screening of doctors' educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The result - we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine's "Top Doctors" feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at www.castleconnolly.com, or in one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ guides, such as America's Top Doctors® or America's Top Doctors® for Cancer.

comments powered by Disqus