Raj U. Dugel, M.D. has been practicing ophthalmology in the South Bay since 1986. He received his undergraduate and pre-clinical medical education in England at Charing Cross Hospital Medical Center of the University of London. He received his M.D. degree from College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York. He completed his residency at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Dr. Dugel thereafter spent three months in Haiti as a volunteer ophthalmologist for a charitable organization (the German Blinden Mission). He thereafter returned to Doheny Eye Foundation-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles to complete one year of fellowship training in corneal disorders and refractive surgery.
Dr. Dugel has lectured extensively to the medical community, optometrists, medical personnel and the public. He has co-authored book chapters in his specialty of Corneal disorders and refractive surgery. He has been featured in numerous news articles in local publications (Palos Verdes Living and Daily Breeze). He has appeared on several local television programs. Dr. Dugel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a former Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been affiliated with all area hospitals including Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Centinela Hospital. Dr. Dugel presently practices in his private offices in Torrance. His specialty interests include cataract micro-surgery, laser surgery, and lens implantation.