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Bobeck S. Modjtahedi, MD

Vice Area Research Chair

Baldwin Park



Dr. Bobeck S. Modjtahedi is a vitreoretinal surgeon and the Director of the Eye Monitoring Center for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Georgia, Colorado, and Hawaii. He is the vice area research chair for Baldwin Park on the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s Regional Research Committee.

He is the founding lead of the Ophthalmology Research Group for SCPMG and founding co-Chair of the Inter-regional Center Ophthalmic Research and Innovation
He has an interest in translational and multidisciplinary research that extends to utilizing process engineering to improve clinical outcomes. He has extensive experience building and utilizing large databases to investigate key clinical outcomes. He also has participated in several multicenter studies.

Dr. Modjtahedi is an editor for several journals and has helped to develop research programs at multiple institutions. He was selected to participate in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Clinician Investigator Program twice, where he has built several predictive models including for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease, and renal disease.

Areas of Focus

  • Prediction modeling and informatics
  • Population-based studies and care delivery
  • Clinical outcomes/health equity
  • Telemedicine/virtual care
  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning


Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts
Residency, Ophthalmology
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Honors and Awards

  • Transformational Leadership Award, UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association
  • Ranked #6 "Rising Star in Ophthalmology" by The Ophthalmologist magazine
  • Fellow of the Year, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Heed Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
  • Clinician Investigator Award, Southern California Permanente Medical Group (2018–2020, 2020–2022)