Medical Director
(Pediatric & Adult Ophthalmology)

Paul T. Urrea, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Pediatric Ophthalmology &
Cornea & External Diseases

Maria Pesheva, M.D.

Comprehensive
Ophthalmology

Helen Y. Jiang, MD

General Ophthalmology

Jeanine Yamanaka, MD

Licensed Optometrist

Joseph Ibarra, OD

Licensed Optometrist

Siranush Sarkisyan, OD

Licensed Therapeutic Optometrist

Prathana Dhar, OD

"The quality of care is worth the wait and the drive. I brought my son to get a skin tag removed from his eye. Dr. Urrea has taken care of all my family members. I am beyond grateful for his expertise and professionalisn. I highly reconnebd Soledad for anyone who is looking for high quality eye care in the Los Angeles Area..."

The Foundation of Soledad

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, and Jeanine Yamanaka 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.

Shot of an optometrist examining her patients eyes with an optical refractor

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

Latest Advances in Cataract Surgery Diseases and Surgery of the Eye in Adults and Children

About Dr. Urrea

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.

Achievements and Recognition

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.

Clinical Interest

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specialties

Dr. Helen Jiang is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Clinical Training

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Residency

Oakwood Hospital – Dearborn, Michigan Transitional Internship

About Dr. Jiang

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.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New York Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Ophthalmology Society

About Dr. Yamanaka

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.

Hospital Affiliation

  • Monterey Park Hospital
  • White Memorial Medical Center

Education and Medical Training

  • Loma Linda University – Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Certifications and Licensure

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • CA State Medical License

Clinical Interest

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.

About Dr. Ibarra

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.

Clinical Interest

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.

About Dr. Sarkisyan

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.

Clinical Interest

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.

About Dr. Dhar

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.

Providing the Best Eye Care in the Los Angeles Area

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