Dr. Alfredo Sadun holds the Flora L. Thornton Endowed Chair at Doheny Eye Centers-UCLA and is Vice Chair of Ophthalmology at UCLA. Dr. Sadun graduated from MIT in 1972, completed his PhD and MD, and then a residency in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School followed by a fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology. He joined the full-time faculty at Harvard, Department of Ophthalmology in 1983. He helped lead Doheny in its transition to UCLA in 2014. 

Dr. Sadun has been recognized as an international authority in neuro-ophthalmology and especially diseases of the optic nerve. He has published about 320 peer-reviewed articles, 70 book chapters, and co-authored or edited four books (H-index 50). He received funding from the NIH for over 25 years and holds five patents.