Lernik Torossian, OD, FAAO

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
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    Title(s)Service Chief, Optometry Service

    Title(s)Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

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    Collapse Education and Training
    University of California, San DiegoBS
    University of California, Berkeley, School of OptometryOD
    University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteInternship
    Southern California College of Optometry, Marshall B. Ketchum UniversityPediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy Residency
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    AAO2008Advocacy Leadership Award
    National Eye Institute2008  - 2009NEI T35 Summer Research Fellowship
    The Vision Care Institute2009Travel Grant Essay Winner
    AAO2009Student Travel Fellowship: Vistakon
    AAO2009Student Research Grant Winner: California Chapter of AAO
    UC Optometric Student Association2010Board Member of the Month Award
    Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center2010Clinical Honors
    Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center2010Shanaz Rafinejad Ophthalmic Award
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry2010Optometry Service Award
    California Optometric Association2011George I. Dean, Jr., OD, Leadership Award
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry2011Graduated with Honors in Research
    Southern California College of Optometry2011Michael Rouse Memorial Fund Recipient
    American Optometric Foundation20122011-2012 Terrence N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award
    American Academy of Optometry2012Fellow

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    Lernik Torossian, OD, FAAO, earned her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with honors in research from the University of California, Berkeley. She has trained at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s pediatric clinic in Florida, served as a U.S. Air Force member at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, and cared for veterans at the Portland veterans affairs hospital. She completed a residency in pediatric optometry and Vision Therapy, where she focused on examinations and long-term care of patients in the areas of sports vision, traumatic brain injury, and binocular vision. Dr. Torossian has actively conducted research from her early undergraduate years at UC San Diego (cancer biology research), to her years at Berkeley (diabetic eye disease), to well into her residency training (pediatric eye disease research). She joins the USC Roski Eye Institute’s list of prestigious Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology to further pursue advancements in patient care, teaching, and research. Prior to her arrival at USC, she provided a high level of patient care to individuals from all walks of life in a large private practice, while caring for a pediatric population within her own practice.

    Dr. Torossian has been recognized nationally with several leadership, service, and clinical honors, and is an active fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has been elected and currently serves in leadership roles within various local and national organizations to help ensure the best for those in her community and beyond.