Our Doctors




Comprehensive Ophthalmologists

 

Reid Wainess, M.D.

Dr. Reid Wainess was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate education, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He graduated as an Angell Hall Scholar.

Following his undergraduate education, he began publishing medical research in various surgical fields, leading to over 20 publications in national journals. He then attended the University of Michigan Medical School for his medical degree, a top 10 medical school.

After receiving his medical degree. he completed his internship at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearbom, Michigan. He then went on to the University of Southern California's Doheny Eye Institute for his residency in Ophthalmology, considered a top 10 national program. There he trained with some of the most respected clinical Ophthalmologists and world-renowned researchers. He has presented research at multiple national meetings and has been an active participant in the Academy of Ophthalmologists Mid-Year Forum, where he has lobbied on capitol hill in Washington DC to help both patients and eye professionals. He maintains an active role in teaching residents as a member of the volunteer faculty at USC.

Dr. Wainess' medical interests are focused on comprehensive ophthalmology, including cataracts, glaucoma, comeal disease, eyelid disease, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and advancing surgical techniques. Outside of work, he enjoys golf, film, sports, and cooking.

Dr. Wainess recently became the first doctor in the San Gabriel Valley to perform Cataract surgery with an Alcon LENSX® Laser. Read about the achievement HERE.

 

 

Michael Rose, M.D.

Dr. Michael Rose has over 35 years of experience as a practicing Ophthalmologist. Prior to attending college, Dr. Rose was a captain in the US Army Reserves. He later attended Ohio State University for his undergraduate studies, then completed his medical school at Wayne State University in Michigan. He finished his residency in Ophthalmology from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, then went on to receive extensive post graduate training in refractive surgery.

He currently is the Surgical Director of Rose Eye Medical Group in Los Angeles, CA and recently retired from his position as Surgical Director of South Coast Laser Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Prior to moving to California, Dr. Rose was the Chairman of Ophthalmology at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Rose holds board certifications as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

 

Timothy C. Huang, M.D.

Dr. Timothy Huang received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a Regents' Scholar.  He completed medical school at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1985 and graduated with honors.  He then went north for a one-year internship in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, California.  Afterwards, he returned to UCLA for his residency in Ophthalmology at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute.  After finishing his residency, Dr. Huang started practicing in Lancaster, California in 1989.

 

Lei Jiang, M.D.

Dr. Lei Jiang is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a clinical practice that focuses on delivering the latest techniques in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and pterygium.

Dr. Jiang was born in Shanghai and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Jiang was selected as a research award fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where he conducted neuroscience research. Dr. Jiang completed his Medical Degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was president of the Sight Savers organization. He went on to finish his internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. and pursued his residency training at the Georgetown University School of Medicine where he acquired the latest surgical and medical techniques for the treatment of eye disease.

Dr. Jiang is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has authored numerous academic articles in ophthalmology's top journals. In his spare time, Dr. Jiang enjoys swimming, basketball, golf, cooking, and music. Dr. Jiang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

 

Christopher Yang, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Yang specializes in the medical treatment of disease of the retina and surgical management of anterior segment disease including cataracts and glaucoma. After growing up in the San Diego are, he attended UCLA and studied physiology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. After earning his bachelor’s degree he completed his medical degree at University of Pittsburgh (UPMC), rated one the top research institutions in the world. Immediately after medical school, he completed an both an Internal Medicine Internship and Ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. During his residency he published the first paper identifying a proliferative retinopathy in a novel type of sickle disease, HBSE.

Dr. Christopher Yang is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Christopher Yang is excited to serve the Antelope Valley not only as a physician but as a resident. His interests include music, photography and outdoor cycling. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his family and their most recent addition, their baby boy Alex.

 

Brian Chen, M.D.

Dr. Brian Chen specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of anterior segment disease including cataracts and glaucoma. After growing up in the Los Angeles area, he attended UC Berkeley and studied Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology. After earning his bachelor’s degree, he completed his MS degree in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Dr. Chen then proceeded to complete his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Immediately after medical school, he remained in Philadelphia and completed both an Internal Medicine Internship and Ophthalmology residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was the Chief Resident and was awarded the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Chen has also authored several papers in Ophthalmology journals.

Wanting to subspecialize in treating glaucoma patients, Dr. Chen completed a glaucoma fellowship at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Chen is excited to serve the San Gabriel Valley community not only as a physician but as a resident. His interests include traveling, art, photography, and tennis. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and some Spanish.

 



Medical Optometrists


Emily So, O.D.

Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California Riverside

Dr. So is a graduate of University of California Riverside where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her doctorate degree in 2009 from New England College of Optometry, Boston. Her clinical experience includes her rotations at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Eye Clinic, Wenzhou Medical College School of Optometry and Ophthalmology, and Veterans Affairs Hospital, Lowell in Massachusetts. Dr. So then completed an Ocular Disease/Geriatric Primary Care Residency program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Sepulveda in California.

Dr. So is certified for the Treatment of glaucoma as well as to prescribe Diagnostic & Therapeutic Agents and Controlled Substance Agents for the treatment of eye diseases.

Dr. So served as Vice President in 2007-2008 for the NECO chapter of Lions Club International. She has participated in ocular health screenings, fundraising, and other volunteer services to support communities around the Boston area. Dr. So is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and California Optometric Association

Dr. So was born and raised in Fremont, California. She is a first generation Chinese American, and speaks Cantonese. During her free time, Dr. So enjoys skiing, travelling, and spending time with her family.

 

Juliane Lee, O.D.

Dr. Juliane Lee was born in Chicago Illinois but grew up in Southern California. In 1998, she earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. She then attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, where she earned her doctoral degree in optometry in 2002.

Dr. Lee's optometric experience include externships in various locations throughout the United States including the Omni Eye Services in Iselin, New Jersey, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Veterans Affairs Health Center in Newington, Connecticut. In these externships, she gained experience and training in providing pre and post opt care for many types of ocular surgeries, including cataracts, glaucoma, LASIK, and retina. Dr. Lee's speciality is pre and post care for refractive surgery (where she has over 12 years of experience).

Dr. Lee is also fluent in Korean and conversant in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family, walking outdoors and yoga.

 

Gloria Estrada, O.D.

Dr Gloria Estrada graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology. She then went on to earn her doctorate degree from the Illinois college of optometry in 2009. During her last year in school she interned at some of the top rotations including Mid Florida Eye Clinic, Milauskas Eye Institute, and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital. She has experience co-managing with ophthalmologists for Cataract surgery, LASIK pre and post care, dry eye treatment, diabetic retinopathy and she is also certified to diagnose and treat Glaucoma.

She is also interested in research and has published and presented posters at the American Optometric Assosication annual conference. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, in her free time she enjoys supporting the Dodgers, traveling and trying new foods, swimming, and recently started cycling. She is also fluent in Spanish.

 

 



Oculoplastics


Lily Lee, M.D.

Dr. Lily Lee is from Houston, Texas, where she attended high school and graduated as a National Merit Scholar. She later attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on full scholarship, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Lee also obtained her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University, which is consistently ranked among the top 20 Medical Schools by US News & World Report.

Having experienced both extreme hot and cold weathers, Dr. Lee was more than ready for moderate climate. She matched into her first choice at the University of Southern California where she completed her General and Plastic Surgery Training. During her 10 year surgical training period (after medical school), Dr. Lee completed a fellowship in Burn Surgery at the Los Angeles County Regional Burn Center.

Additionally, during her residency, Dr. Lee was very active in taking bench research to clinical applications. Her desire to bring hair growth to children with severe burn injuries resulted in research which culminated in a U.S. Patent for hair growth. She has presented her work at numerous national and international forums and won many awards for her scientific contributions.

Dr. Lee is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Medical Association. She is now in private practice in Pasadena/San Gabriel, Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, with a particular focus in complex revision rhinoplasty and Asian eyelid aesthetic surgeries.

In her free time, Dr. Lee enjoys golf and outdoor activities with her husband and their 3 year old daughter. Dr. Lee and her husband are involved with The Pasadena Playhouse, research at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Coachella Valley Animal Rescue and contribute to several charities supporting higher education for underprivileged San Gabriel Valley students.

For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Lee, please visit: http://lilyleemd.com/.

Dr. Lee is fluent in Mandarin and speaks some Spanish and Japanese.