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Dr. Theodore is a board-certified Ophthalmologist with subspecialties in Vitreoretinal surgery and Ocular Oncology. Dr. Theodore, a native Californian, earned Phi Beta Kappa at the University of California in Los Angeles and also attended University of California at Irvine. For medical school, Dr. Theodore graduated from what is widely considered one of the top five medical schools in the nation, University of California at San Francisco. She went on to complete her residency at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis for Ophthalmology. Theodore later completed an Ocular Oncology fellowship at UCSF with the globally reknowned Dr. Joan O'Brien, followed by a comprehensive fellowship in retinal disease and surgery at Loma Linda University, one of only two sites on the West Coast of the United States with the facilities to treat intraocular tumors using proton beam radiation. In addition to her top-tier academic qualifications, Dr. Theodore is published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals for research involving ocular oncology and retinal disease and is a regularly invited speaker for academic conferences and lectures throughout Southern California. She holds a teaching appointment as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University where she also continues to treat intraocular tumors with proton beam radiotherapy. In addition to intraocular melanoma and retinoblastoma, Dr. Theodore has expertice in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, and complex retinal detachments. In addition to her passion for medicine, her interests include snow skiing and musical theater.
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