The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce helped welcome the USC Eye Institute to its new location in Arcadia. One of the nation’s Top 10 ophthalmology departments nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report, celebrated the opening of their latest community clinic at an event on Dec. 1 at 65 N. First., Ste. 101. More than 150 people including over 15 Chamber members were treated to a tour of expanded 3,161-square-foot state-of-the-art space adjacent to the Metro Gold Line’s future Arcadia Station. The Hollywood-style gala reception featured a red carpet, extensive food bar under a tent where musicians entertained the audience who received gift bags.
<Story continues following the photo gallery below…>[flagallery gid=255]
As one of six locations in Southern California where USC Eye Institute experts practice, the new Arcadia clinic offers comprehensive eye services, with sub-specialty expertise in glaucoma, cornea and retina care as well as ocular plastic surgery.
The grand opening was hosted by USC Health Senior Vice President and CEO Tom Jackiewicz, Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen Puliafito, MD, MBA, and USC Eye Institute Director Rohit Varma, MD, MPH. Arcadia Mayor John Wuo and Arcadia Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Hettrick gave congratulatory speeches and Hettrick presented USC Eye Institue Director Rohit Varma, MD, MPH with a new member plaque.
Other ophthalmologists who will see patients at the Arcadia clinic include Linda Lam, MD (retinal diseases); Bibianna Reiser, MD (corneal disease, cataract and refractive surgery); Jonathan Song, MD (corneal disease, cataract and refractive surgery) and Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD (oculo-facial plastic surgery). The newly expanded Arcadia clinic becomes the latest location where USC Eye Institute experts practice in Southern California, including: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.