Raghu C. Murthy, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist at Retina Eye Specialists located in South Pasadena, California. Dr. Murthy is a Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon who has been practicing since 2004. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He completed his fellowship training in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and a separate fellowship in Gene Therapy for ocular diseases at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon.
At Retina Eye Specialists, Dr. Murthy and the team provide compassionate care with a patient-centered approach. As a Cedars Sinai-affiliated ophthalmology and retina specialist center, they provide patients access to expert diagnostic services for diseases of the retina and vitreous, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinal occlusion, and macular edema. Dr. Murthy offers top-of-the-line treatments, including vitrectomy and intravitreal injections, and does outpatient microsurgical procedures when necessary at the leading hospitals and surgery centers in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Murthy spent 20 years as the chief pediatric retinal specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is spearheading the largest national clinical and genetic analysis of Retinopathy of Prematurity. He is also on staff at Huntington Hospital, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Specialty Surigical Center. During his fellowship training, Dr. Murthy developed a special interest in the medical and surgical treatments for diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration and pediatric retinal diseases. He has been involved in several large studies sponsored by the National Eye Institute and has authored papers and book chapters. He is also a principle investigator for diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration clinical trials in private practice.
Dr. Murthy believes in giving back to the community and is very active in educating both health care professionals and patients about diseases of the retina. He is a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California. He is involved in giving lectures and bedside teaching to the pediatricians and residents at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center regarding eye diseases. In addition to having his own practice, Dr. Murthy volunteers his time with many different organizations. He is the director of Education and Outreach for the Los Angeles chapter of The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Throughout the year he is a prominent lecturer at meetings sponsored by The Center for the Partially Blinded and at Continuing Medical Education symposiums for local optometrists and ophthalmologists. Dr. Murthy also lectures to patients in local communities and organizations such as the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Murthy received his M.D. at the University of Florida School of Medicine, and his B.A. at Princeton University. He graduated with high honors from the Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Dr. Murthy is fluent in Spanish, French and Kannada. He spends his time outside of the office with his wife, daughter and sons. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, riding motorcycles, hiking, traveling and filmmaking.