A Lot of Skill and a Little Luck: Dr. Steven Schwartz’s Journey in Ophthalmology Innovation

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This week we shift gears back to “R” for the OIS Retina Podcast with Firas Rahhal, MD, and his esteemed guest Steven Schwartz, MD, chief of the retina division at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. Dr. Schwartz raises the bar as a physician, educator, and, of course, innovator. He shares his unlikely path into ophthalmology and how serendipity surrounded him with great people, which led to great opportunities. Dr. Schwartz also takes an entertaining look at his career, the many start-ups that he’s had a hand in, and the future of surgical robotics.

Steven Schwartz, MD, Chief of the retina division – Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA