Dr. Steven Schwartz currently serves as Ahmanson Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor-in-Residence of Ophthalmology, Chief of Retina Division, Director for Diabetic Eye Disease and Retinal Vascular Center, and Director of the Ophthalmic Photography Clinical Laboratory for Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, completed an Internship at the USC Hospital in Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia, a Residency in Ophthalmology at UCLA School of Medicine-Jules Stein Eye Institute, and a Fellowship in Retina/Uveitis at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital. Dr. Schwartz’s primary research areas include early diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and diabetic eye disease. Additionally, his focus includes development and evaluation of novel medical device technologies, imaging technologies, surgical equipment (including surgical robots), and drug delivery systems.