Dara M. West

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Neurology
Dara West

Areas of treatment:

Double Vision Related to Cranial Nerve Dysfunction
Thyroid Eye Disease
Myasthenia Gravis
Optic Neuropathies
Visual Changes (related to intracranial disease, including intracranial hypertension and mass lesions)


  • Ophthalmology


  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Ophthalmology

Dara M. West, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Neurology

Practicing location:

  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

My goal is to provide compassionate and excellent patient centered care. I believe in the importance of quality communication and strive to work closely with my patients to establish a diagnosis and management plan. I understand that vision loss and visual disturbances can greatly affect daily function and quality of life, and I feel that my patients deserve a thorough and thoughtful evaluation. I look forward to developing a strong relationship with my patients during the course of their care.


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2010
BS, University of California - Los Angeles, Psychobiology, 2005


New York Presbyterian Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2010-2011


New York Presbyterian Hospital, Neurology, 2011-2014


Weill Cornell Medical College, Neuro-Opthamology, 2014-2015


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Neurology, 2011-Present


American Academy of Neurology Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology, 2010
College Honor’s Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001-2005
Alumni Scholarship granted through UCLA Alumni Association, 2001-2005
Provost’s Honors list in recognition of scholastic achievement, 2003