Sahar Bedrood

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Areas of treatment:



  • Ophthalmology


  • Department of Ophthalmology


  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Practicing locations:

  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)
  • USC Roski Eye Institute - UPC (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Dr. Bedrood’s professional interests include studying the structural characteristics of the optic nerve lamina cribrosa in glaucoma patients, understanding the ways in which pseudoexfoliation causes glaucoma and taking a leadership role in medical and surgical education.

After receiving her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemistry at University of California, Los Angeles, she completed a combined MD/PhD program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She received her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology for her work on structural features and drug modifiers of misfolded proteins such as amyloid proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes mellitus. Additionally, Bedrood has been honored with multiple awards throughout her training for both her leadership and her research endeavors, including the Order of the Areté, the PEO Scholar Award and the Remarkable Women of USC Award. She is a member of several national and international professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.


MD/PhD, Keck School of Medicine


Huntington Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine


USC Eye Institute, Ophthalmology


Wilmer Eye Institute - Johns Hopkins University, Glaucoma


American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional society memberships:

American Glaucoma Society
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
Society of Heed Fellows