Soledad Eye Surgeons Medical Group is committed to providing the best eye care for its patients. Soleded was founded in 1989 by Dr. Paul Urrea. He was born and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from Yale for his undergraduate degree he came back to Los Angeles. He completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute/LA County – University of Southern California Medical Center and a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus from the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. His commitment to the community led him to open an eye clinic in the Los Angeles area.
Today, Soleded Eye Surgeons Medical Group brings together Drs. Maria Pesheva, Helen Jiang, Jeanine Yamanaka and Prathana Dhar to provide the best technologies, care and experience in the Los Angeles Community. With a focus on quality of life, Soleded Medical Group offers that latest advances in vision correction for patients with cataracts to extensive treatment options for kids.
Dr. Paul Urrea is a board certified ophthalmologist with a deep passion for serving the community of East Los Angeles. Dr. Urrea is committed to offering his patients the latest advances cataract surgery and eye care.
Latest Advances in Cataract Surgery Diseases and Surgery of the Eye in Adults and Children
Dr. Urrea a native of Los Angeles, CA received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and his medical degree from UCLA. He completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute/LA County – University of Southern California Medical Center and a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus from the Jules Stein Eye Institute.
Dr. Urrea became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the College’s recent 87th annual Clinical Congress in New Orleans, LA in October 2001. By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College earn the distinguished right to use the designation of “F.A.C.S.” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. As a Fellow Dr. Urrea has completed advanced training in Ophthalmic Surgery and has demonstrated ethical fitness and professional proficiency in his medical specialty.
Dr. Urrea has been designated a “Top Doctor” by his physician peers in the “Guide to Top Doctors” listing “15,000 Top-Rated Physicians in America’s Largest Metropolitan Areas.” The study identified which doctors are most highly recommended by other physicians.
Dr. Urrea was selected as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” for the years 2002-2003 by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Urrea also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Dr. Pesheva is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who also completed sub-specialty fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr. Pesheva also completed an additional sup-specialty fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Diseases at the Shiley Eye Institute at the University of California at San Diego.
Dr. Pesheva is available to care for adult and pediatric patients in need of medical and surgical eye care.
Dr. Helen Jiang is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Residency
Oakwood Hospital – Dearborn, Michigan Transitional Internship
Dr. Jiang completed her Comprehensive Ophthalmology residency at the NY Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
Before joining Soledad Eye Surgeons Medical Group, Dr. Jiang was in private practice in Bakersfield, CA where she enjoyed treating ophthalmology patients of all ages.
Dr. Jiang has participated and presented at a number of ophthalmic scientific conferences, and has established personal contacts with the most prominent ophthalmologists in her field. She has published scientific articles in the most prestigious medical journals in ophthalmology focusing her research in the areas of glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.
Dr. Jeanine Yamanaka is an ophthalmologist in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Monterey Park Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Dr. Dhar provides comprehensive eye care which include vision exams, specialty contact lens fittings, diagnostic testing, post operative care, and diabetic retinopathy and pre-glaucoma evaluations.
Dr. Dhar is a Licensed Therapeutic Optometrist in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston, Texas College Of Optometry in 2018.
Dr. Ibarra provides comprehensive eye care which include vision exams, specialty contact lens fittings, diagnostic testing, post operative care, and diabetic retinopathy and pre-glaucoma evaluations.
Dr. Ibarra is a Licensed Optometrist in Los Angeles, California. He graduated with honors from the Western University of Health Sciences Of Optometry in 2016. His alma mater is UC Riverside where he majored in Biology.
Dr. Sarkisyan provides comprehensive eye care which include vision exams, specialty contact lens fittings, diagnostic testing, post operative care, and diabetic retinopathy and pre-glaucoma evaluations.
Dr. Sarkisyan is a Licensed Optometrist in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with honors from the Western University of Health Sciences in 2017. Her alma mater is UC Irvine where she majored in Public Health Sciences.