- Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience (Cum Laude), UCLA
- MS in Physiology, Chicago Medical School
- MD (High Distinction), Chicago Medical School
- Internship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Ophthalmology Residency, Boston University School of Medicine
- Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Tufts University School of Medicine
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Roya Ghafouri
Dr. Roya Ghafouri is an oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive training in eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery. She brings to Santa Monica Eye Group tremendous expertise and experience as a physician, researcher, educator and scholar.
Dr. Ghafouri’s distinguished career includes being the Director of Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery at Boston Medical Center/Boston University Eye Associates. She was a clinical fellow in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tufts Medical Center, as well as Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology and Director of Medical Student Education at Boston University School of Medicine. She is the author of many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as a book chapter on age-related macular degeneration. She is a frequent speaker at national medical conferences.
Dr. Ghafouri graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Neurosciences. She received a Master of Science degree in Physiology and then a medical doctorate from Chicago Medical School, graduating with high distinction. She interned at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and was Chief Resident at Boston Medical Center at Boston University Medical School. She went on to be an Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow at Tufts University School of Medicine. She later returned to Boston Medical Center where she served as Director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Service. Throughout her academic career, Dr. Ghafouri was the recipient of numerous awards and honors.
She returned home to Southern California and lives with her husband and two children. She speaks English, Farsi, and Spanish.