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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, MD

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Stelzner is an educator and a leader in innovative eye surgical techniques and laser surgeries. Dr. Stelzner’s vast medical training and experience as well as her compassion for her patients have made her one of the top ophthalmologists in the country.
The scope of Dr. Stelzner’s experience also includes conducting research, teaching, and publishing many peer-reviewed articles in respected scientific journals. She was invited to Milan, Italy, to perform scientific research on a grant from the Italian Council of Science. Later, she completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is a sought-after speaker at national ophthalmology conventions and around the world, including a recent trip to speak at several hospitals in Japan. Twice every year she is one of the teaching faculty for the cataract surgery courses for ophthalmology residents from UCLA, USC, UCI, UCSD, and Loma Linda.. A very important part of Dr. Stelzner’s work is giving back to the community, both locally and globally. She is a regular volunteer at local high schools, providing eye care to students and their families. She recently traveled as part of a humanitarian team to Mexico and El Salvador, where she performed sight-restoring surgeries and taught local eye physicians her safe and innovative eye surgery techniques.
Dr. Maria Braun, MD

Dr. Maria Braun, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Maria Braun has been providing Los Angeles with outstanding eye care for more than fifteen years, first in her own private practice in Beverly Hills and now as a member of the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group.
Dr. Braun earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and received her medical doctorate from the University of Virginia. She went on to do her ophthalmology residency at Stanford University.

A respected medical scholar, as well as notable physician, Dr. Braun has published numerous articles in several peer-review journals and is the co-author of chapters in two ophthalmologic textbooks. In addition, she is a frequent speaker at national ophthalmology conferences. A native of the Washington D.C. area, Dr. Braun lives with her husband and three children in Brentwood
Dr. Christina Moghadam, OD

Dr. Christina MoghadaM, OD

Board Certified Optometrist

Dr. Christina Moghadam, OD is a board certified Optometrist specializing in primary eye care. She received her Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2017, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society and received Clinical Honors during her time there.
Dr. Moghadam completed her residency at the Brooklyn VA Harbor Health serving the country's veterans. Her residency focused on providing care in ocular disease, with an emphasis on Glaucoma treatment and management. She worked in New York City until 2020, when she decided to broaden her Optometry career in Los Angeles, California. During this time she presented a COPE certified continued education course, as well as presented at the American Academy of Optometry.

Education
• BS in Microbiology, University of Arizona • Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry • Optometry Residency, Brooklyn VA Harbor Health

Memberships
• American Academy of Optometry
• Beta Sigma Kappa, International Optometric Honor Society